Intel multi-gigabit wireless promises smaller, cheaper, faster

Intel researchers have developed a new digital conversion technique that, according to the company, will allow for cheaper and smaller radios capable of dealing with multi-Gbps data rates.  In addition to increased accuracy over existing high-end DAC components, the new system makes no greater power demands.

The impact, Intel suggest, could be a new generation of smaller and more energy efficient mobile devices.  These would be capable of gigabit wireless connections, used for wireless syncing, wireless display and high-speed wireless networking.

That could have an impact on an earlier area of Intel research, which looked at using multiple devices to create ad-hoc large scale displays.  Known as Multi-Client Display Linking, it combined awareness of nearby devices and their capabilities, with high-bandwidth links to share display information, and rapid control over pairing and permissions.