USB-IF is working on a standard USB Wireless Gigabit

The USB-IF is working on a new specification that allows for USB transmit data wirelessly at multi-gigabit speeds.

USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF), the organization that maintains the USB specifications, is developing a new specification for wireless USB that works on Wi-Fi frequencies and has the potential to support multiple gigabits per second.

USB-IF today announced the development of MA USB, saying that is designed to allow wireless devices to communicate through the USB protocol, without requiring a physical connection. The development will take around a year and the launch of commercial products to market would take another year.

USB Media Agnostic work on Wi-Fi frequencies of 2.4GHz and 5GHz to 60GHz WiGig well. This new specification is the result of collaboration with the Wi-Fi Alliance. Currently, the Wi-Fi Alliance is expediting the certification program for the Wireless Gigabit (WiGig), a new protocol that can send data to 7Gbps in 60GHz band, a faster rate than the Wi-Fi 802.11n and 802.11ac standards but a much shorter range. The Wi-Fi Alliance has transferred a specification known as "WiGig Serial Extension Specification" to USB-IF, the latter may be used as basis for USB MA.

USB-IF MA said USB is compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1, the latter of which provide for theoretical transfer rates up to 10Gbps. Today, even how fast you do not know MA will support USB.

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