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 DR. RAŠEK from the very beginning takes part in testing Millimeter Wave Technology, e.g. in 2009 performed first Radio type tests of 60 GHz WirelessHD products to R&TTE directive. EMCCons can assist with testing to the following regulatory standards:

  • USA: FCC Part 15 C, §15.255 Operation within the band 57 - 64 GHz.
  • CANADA: RSS-210 Licence-exempt Radio Apparatus (All Frequency Bands): Category I Equipment), Annex 13 Devices Operating in the Bands 46.7-46.9 GHz, 57-64 GHz and 76-77 GHz
  • Japan – Japan Radio Law, Article 2, Clause 1, Item 19-4-3 (60 GHz Band Low Power Data Communication Systems)
  • Europe: R&TTE Directive  with the following harmonized standards: 
    • 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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