Sony Develops World’s First Millimeter-wave Wireless Intra-Connection Technology for high speed wireless data transfer inside electronic products

Sony today announced the development of millimeter-wave wireless intra-connection technology that realizes high speed wireless data transfer inside electronic products such as television sets. By replacing physical circuitry in electronics products with high speed wireless connections, this new data transfer technology reduces the number of wired connections and minimizes IC use, to simplify the IC package and printed circuit board. Furthermore, because the data transfer occurs without contact, this enhances the reliability of movable and detachable parts within the product.This new wireless intra-connection system is based on millimeter-wave wireless data transfer technology.

This technology, used together with miniature antennas approximately 1mm in length, enable transmission speeds of 11Gbps over a distance of 14mm, with power consumption of 70mW. It is possible for this distance to be extended to around 50mm using high directivity antennas. Sony will proceed with efforts to adopt this technology in a range of electronics products, while continuing its development to meet ever-increasing data-rate requirements.Sony will present this technology at ISSCC 2010 , to be held in San Francisco, California, US, from February 7th 2010.

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