Intel to stop making WiGig cards for laptops but still pushing 60GHz for VR

Intel to stop making WiGig cards for laptops but still pushing 60GHz for VR; ; In Ars Technica; 2017-09-08.
Teaser: Wireless docking stations haven’t really caught on, but VR headsets may be another story.

Original Sources

Intel Discontinues WiGig Cards, Antenna and Sink, Set to Focus on WiGig for VR; Anton Shilov; In AnandTech; 2017-09-08.

Mentions

  • 802.11ad
  • WiGig
  • 60GHz
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Intel
Deadlines
  • final order → 2017-09-29.
  • final shipment 2017-12-29.

References

The Intel product literature…

Gigabit Wi-Fi: Difference Engine: Unplugging the cables | The Economist

Gigabit Wi-Fi: Difference Engine: Unplugging the cables; In The Economist; 2013-04-22.

Mentions

  • 60-gigahertz band resides in the EHF (extremely high frequency)
  • WirelessHD
    • has been around since 2008.
  • WiGig
    • a standard backed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • published its specification in 2010.
    • IEEE 802.11ad.
  • Adaptive beamforming
  • Products
    • DVDO Air
      • Wireless HD
      • $400
      • 7.1 channels
      • Across-room video transmission
    • Aries Prime, Nyrius
      • Wireless HD
      • $300
    • Dell laptop
      • WiGig
      • Bluetooth
      • WiFi
  • Vendors
    • Marvell
    • Wilocity
    • Something about
      tri-band Wi-Fi devices operating in the 2.4-gigahertz, 5-gigahertz and 60-gigahertz bands to market sometime in 2014