Home  ›  News  ›

GiFi Transmits Data Wirelessly at 5 Gbps

Article Comments  15  

Feb 22, 2008, 10:20 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

Melbourne University researchers have created a new personal-area networking chip that can transmit data through the air at 5Gbps. The CMOS chip measures five by five millimeters, uses 60GHz frequencies and has a range of 10 meters, about the same as Bluetooth. The GiFi chip has a one-millimeter-wide antenna, consumes less than two watts of power, and will cost less than $10 to manufacture. The researchers say that the chip will be available for consumer electronics--including mobile phones--in about one year, and could surpass the capabilities of UWB.

TheAge.com »



This forum is closed.

This forum is closed.

Gary Forsee

Feb 25, 2008, 10:28 AM

TiFi in 2014

Terabytes over the air, Its comming along with Mirco sd with 1TB

Feb 22, 2008, 11:50 AM

Did I read that right? 5 gigabytes/sec?

If that's right, that's so cool. I don't know exactly what it would be used for on mobile phones, save for near instant transmission of sound and video (assuming Verizon doesn't cripple it), but I could SO use it for my home theater. Imagine a truly (near) wireless home theater. Just power cords and maybe speaker cables. Put this chip in your DVD player and HD receiver, another in your stereo receiver/amp, and another in your TV, and put 5-10 GB of flash memory in your TV and stereo and in less than a second you can push the entire contents of a standard DVD to your TV in less than a second and with decent buffering it could easily handle blu-ray, downloadable content, or HDTV signals.
The Sydney Morning Herald ran the story with a reference to a 5 "gigabit" device; a bit more believable.
Little b... 5 GigaBITS per second. Still, not shabby, you'll just have to wait 8 seconds to get to 5 Gigabytes! ;)

Feb 22, 2008, 4:44 PM

How do you say GiFi?


Oh great, now we have the whole GIF debate again. This technology is doomed to failure because nobody knows how to pronounce it.
Yeah! Good point!

Feb 22, 2008, 1:38 PM

"transmits at 60GHz"

I wonder if anyone has any clue as to the health risks of close-up exposure to 60GHz radio waves - that's getting into uncharted territory.

brain cancer after 800 years of constant contact, versus 1200 years?
Yeah, good point! Probably the best application I can think of for this would be wireless beaming of 1080p HiDef from BluRay players, HD cable box DVRr, and HD camcorders to flat panel tvs on the wall to eliminate all the wires between everything, wit...

Feb 22, 2008, 2:43 PM

I think a good application would be. . .

Beaming HD content fron cable box DVRs' BluRay plays, and HD camcorders to flat panel HDTV. That way the only wire connecting to a flat panel would be the power cable.

Feb 22, 2008, 11:20 AM

that is effing awesome

i want one on my new phone one of these days.

Feb 22, 2008, 10:45 AM

top 5 international school?

man ... why the hell did i have to choose to study at Griffith Uni in Brisbane over UM?
Page  1  of 1

Subscribe to news & reviews with RSS Follow @phonescoop on Threads Follow @phonescoop on Mastodon Phone Scoop on Facebook Follow on Instagram



All content Copyright 2001-2024 Phone Factor, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Content on this site may not be copied or republished without formal permission.