USB-IF is working on a standard USB Wireless Gigabit

The USB-IF is working on a new specification for USB that allows transmit data wirelessly at speeds of several gigabits.

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

USB-IF has announced the development of MA USB, saying it is designed to allow wireless devices to communicate via 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 in Wi-Fi frequencies of 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiGig addition to 60GHz. 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 the 60GHz band, a higher rate than standard 802.11n Wi-Fi 802.11ac 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 a basis for MA USB.

USB-IF said MA 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, yet how fast you do not know will support USB MA.

USB 3.1

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