60GHz wireless PCIe

Tagged: Wireless PCIe, Computer Hardware, Technology
Source: techreport.com - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 22 weeks ago

Exciting things are afoot in wireless networking. Based on the work of the WiGig Alliance (which we've already told you all about), Atheros and Wilocity plan to make devices that use 60GHz wireless technology not just for ultra-high-speed networking, but also for wireless PCI Express connectivity.

These devices should start sampling next year, and based what Wilocity told us, they'll allow notebooks to connect to displays, storage devices, and even auxiliary graphics processors, all wirelessly. The same 60GHz wireless adapters will support 2.5GHz and 5GHz bands, as well, so they'll let you connect to existing Wi-Fi networks.

Here, the key to wireless peripheral connectivity is wireless PCI Express (wPCIe), a technology Wilocity developed (and subsequently trademarked). The company's whitepaper has all the nitty-gritty details, but the diagram below does a pretty good job of summing it up:

 

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do they mean wireless internet connection trough pcie of a gpu outside fo the pci-e slot i would like it because it will be whit outside the case for me wireless pcie is useless only for like super fast ssd's for hot swamp but still i prefer butting it inside the case