Get ready to stream 4K content from your smartphone to your TV at insane speeds. Qualcomm, the largest supplier of smartphone processors in the United States, recently acquired a company called Wilocity that developed the certified WiGig standard.
In its announcement, Qualcomm said that Wilocity is the leader in 60GHz wireless chipsets that use the 802.11ad standard (WiGig), which allows the transfer of 4K video content between devices. The first tri-band platform that will take advantage of WiGig is the company’s Snapdragon 810 chip, which Qualcomm said will enable “4K video streaming, peer-to-peer content sharing, networking, wireless locking, and backing up entire media libraries in seconds.”
“While 802.11ac enables Gigabit Wi-Fi networks to offload mobile traffic, 60 GHz technology brings multi-gigabit speeds, significant capacity improvements, and power efficiency that are integral to meeting the challenges posed by next generation media applications,” Qualcomm explained in the announcement. Neither company announced terms of the deal, and it’s unclear right now when Snapdragon 810 with WiGig technology will start shipping – but we can’t wait.