SiBEAM Benefits of 60 GHz - Right Frequency, Right Time

Radios operating in the license-free 60 GHz band have unique characteristics that make them significantly different than radios operating in the traditional 2.4 and 5 GHz licensefree bands. These qualities give 60 GHz millimeter wave band radios operational advantages not found in other wireless systems. This paper provides an overview of these advantages and why 60 GHz millimeter wave radio technology presents the optimal opportunity to achieve orders of magnitude higher link budgets than IEEE 802.11n and Ultra Wideband (UWB) systems, which translates into reliable and affordable gigabit-plus wireless connections. Specifically, this paper addresses the advantages listed below and how they translate into benefits:<br> - Spectral availability to achieve gigabit-plus data rates<br> - High allowable transmit power for solid signal strength and range<br> - Worldwide availability and acceptance<br> - License exempt operation<br> - Narrow beam width and oxygen absorption for interference immunity and highly secure operation