About IEEE 802.11ad

Multi-gigabit speed wireless communication requires a huge amount of bandwidth which is available in the license free 60 GHz band. Thus amongst others the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) started in 2009 to develop a wireless communication technology operating in the 60 GHz band. The official Standard was published by IEEE in December 2012 as IEEE 802.11ad-2012.  The WiGig Alliance was subsumed by the WiFi Alliance in March 2013.

WiGig® tri-band enabled devices, which operate in the 2.4, 5 and 60 GHz bands, deliver data transfer rates up to 7 Gbit/s. The 60 GHz signal cannot typically penetrate walls but can propagate off reflections from walls, ceilings, floors and objects using beamforming built into the WiGig® system.


Our Services according to IEEE 802.11ad

EMCCons can assist with testing to the following regulatory standards:

  • Japan – Japan Radio Law, Article 2, Clause 1, Item 19-4-3 (60 GHz Band Low Power Data Communication Systems)
  • Europe: 
    • ETSI EN 302 567 Broadband Radio Access Networks (BRAN); 60 GHz Multiple-Gigabit WAS/RLAN Systems; Harmonized EN covering the essential requirements of article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive (Article 3(2) - Radio spectrum), 
    • ETSI EN 301 489-1 /-17  Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment; Part 17: Specific conditions for Broadband Data Transmission Systems (Article 3(1)(b) – EMC), 
    • EN 60950-1 Information technology equipment – Safety – Part 1: General requirements or EN 62368-1 Audio/video, information and communication technology equipment – Part 1: Safety requirements (Article 3(1)(a) – Safety) 
    • EN 62479 Assessment of the compliance of low power electronic and electrical equipment with the basic restrictions related to human exposure to electromagnetic fields (10 MHz to 300 GHz) (Article 3(1)(a) - Health / Human Exposure)

Products & applications:

  • Multi-gigabit speed routers
  • WiGig® cards for laptop PCs
  • WiGig® enabled monitors
  • cable replacement for popular I/O and display extensions
  • wireless docking between devices like laptops and tablet 
  • instant sync and backup
  • simultaneous streaming of multiple, ultra-high definition and 4K videos 

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