802.11ad

802.11ad is a multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology that allows you to download and share 4K videos in seconds as well as sync photo albums and access cloud content in near real time. It complements the efficiency of 802.11ac by supporting ultra-high-speed zones—as fast as 4.6 Gbps. 802.11ad not only benefits consumers with high-speed data, but also helps by providing a step-up increase in capacity.

Transforming Wi-Fi user experiences.

While transforming the user experience of existing Wi-Fi applications, 802.11ad will also enable a new class of applications that leverage multi-gigabit speeds. Users will be able to enjoy virtually lag-free docking, lighting-fast browsing, near seamless screen mirroring, turbocharged gaming, and mind-blowing untethered VR.

Multi-gigabit speeds

802.11ad utilizes a radio module of up to 32 antennas on the device and access point (i.e., hotspot), and dynamically creates very narrow beams that focus towards specific users. This beamforming is designed to work with a wide swatch of spectrum (up to 2 GHz) to provide multi-gigabit speeds to users.

Ultimate efficiency

802.11ad offers unprecedented power-per-bit efficiency that has up to 5x higher throughput with power consumption similar to 802.11ac. In addition, the Qualcomm Technologies 11ad solution offers near seamless connection transfer between 802.11ad and 802.11ac, based on coverage, application, and context.

5G experience

802.11ad utilizes the mmWave 60 GHz band, offering an early glimpse of 5G mobile user experiences today.

Documents

What do 802.11ad speeds mean?
Jun 23, 2020
10 ways a ubiquitous, gigabit-connected smartphone will excite your life [infographic]
Sep 21, 2017
802.11ad infographic
Jan 5, 2016
Strategy Analytics report: Wi-Fi industry adopts 802.11ad for high performance
Mar 24, 2016
ABI Research: 802.11ad Will Vastly Enhance Wi-Fi
Apr 13, 2016
Signals Research Group Whitepaper: The Complementary Roles Of 802.11ac and 802.11ad with a Wireless Docking Station in an Office Environment
Jan 4, 2017

Gigabit Everywhere is Here

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