Panasonic Corporation has developed a chipset for multi-gigabit millimeter wave wireless communication that offers the industry’s lowest power consumption of less than 1 Watt by employing a new baseband processing architecture, says the company. The new chipset will enable stable interactive communication between various kinds of devices supporting the specification developed by the WiGig Alliance.
Panasonic had previously developed fundamental CMOS circuit technologies for 60 GHz transceiver and modem signal processing circuits, but now an additional radio packet processing block has been integrated as a key block of the chipset.
This chipset can be embedded into mobile devices, such as smartphones, which require less than 1-Watt power consumption. This technology enables the transfer a 30 minute-long compressed high-definition video content to mobile devices within 10 seconds, says Panasonic. It also allows the streaming of latency-free high-definition video (for example, instant high-definition display updates in response to user controls on mobile devices) directly from a mobile device onto a big screen TV with real-time performance.