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Sony and a research team at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed an RF and baseband chip capable of wireless data transfers at up to 6.3Gbps operating on the 60GHz millimeter wave band. The new chip is specifically for use on mobile devices, and is being showcased at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco this week. It sets new records not only for millimeter-wave wireless transfer speed (the equivalent of a 50GB Blu-ray disc in just over a minute) but also power use, requiring a meager 74mW at its max speed.

The 60GHz millimeter wave band (so called because of its wavelength of 1 to 10 millimeters) is not only used for those uncomfortable airport security screenings, but also for standards like Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) and WirelessHD (WiHD). There's no word on when the new chips might hit the market, but judging from the gnarled mess of wires behind our TVs, the sooner the better.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/2/20/2811344/sony-millimeter-wave-60ghz-tokyo-institute-technology

I like where this is going.
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If I had a nickel for every technological advancement or discovery that never makes it outside the lab...
    
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Guys its "the equivalent of a 50GB Blu-ray disc in just over a minute" so that means we can only transfer 50gb blu-ray disks? WORTHLESS.
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If I had a nickel for every technological advancement or discovery that never makes it outside the lab...

I'd be poor...

But this is pretty awesome. This could be a huge benefit for mine communications where running tons of power cables isn't practical. Also any other long range communication in remote areas.
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If I had a nickel for every technological advancement or discovery that never makes it outside the lab...

That D:
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How wide is the channels? For 60ghz, they must be using a lot of these wide channels to get that speed.

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6.3GBps @ 74mW... epic...
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