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 announced the development of MA USB, saying it is designed to allow wireless devices to communicate via USB protocol without requiring a physical connection. The development will take around a year and the launch of commercial products on the market would be delayed another year.

Agnostic Media USB work in the Wi-Fi frequencies of 2.4GHz and 5GHz to 60GHz WiGig well. This new specification would be 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 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 a basis for MA USB.

USB-IF USB MA said that will be compatible with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and USB 3.1, the latter of which provide for theoretical transfer rates of up to 10Gbps. Today, yet how fast it is not known MA will support USB.

USB 3.1

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