Wireless PCI Express (wPCIe) is a Gigabit Wireless Communication technology, which was designed to create an entirely new mobile computing experience. Leveraging 60 GHz connectivity, wPCIe delivers the industry’s first truly wireless bus that breaks the cycle of cable replacement and frees the mobile computing device from its physical size constraints. Wireless PCI Express (wPCIe) can replace individual wireless connections for video (VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort), storage (SATA and FireWire), and high-speed network access (Gigabit Ethernet, USB, Firewire).

One of the most successful wireless interfaces to date is Wireless LAN, also known as Wi-Fi. While Wi-Fi is essentially an Ethernet cable replacement. Additional wireless technologies have appeared on the market to replace specific cables. Bluetooth, for example, was designed to untether keyboards, mice, speakers and headphones, while simultaneously enabling transfer of small files between notebooks and handheld or portable devices, such as cell phones. Alternatively, WAN mini cards, express cards and USB dongles can connect notebooks with the cellular network (i.e., HSPDA, WCDMA, WiMAX) or serve as Digital TV receivers. In general, each of these wireless interfaces in effect cuts the wires at the edge of the platform. However, each of these wireless technologies requires a unique radio within the device while typically replacing only a single cable. The addition of multiple radios to a mobile device introduces potential interference issues that can significantly increase system cost and complexity.

PCs and notebooks also have a variety of applicationspecific interfaces that do not yet have wireless equivalents, such as those used for video (VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort), storage (SATA and FireWire), and high-speed network access (GbE). These interfaces are still tethered primarily due to the lack of a wireless interface with enough bandwidth and low enough power consumption to be feasible for battery-powered notebooks. Clearly, today’s notebooks have not yet achieved a “truly wireless” experience.

Wilocity Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communication System

Wilocity Multi-Gigabit Wireless Communication System

The common factor shared by most the PC interfaces is that they are all “driven” by PCI Express logic. PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express), officially abbreviated as PCIe, was designed to replace older PCI, PCI-X and AGP specifications. PCIe serves in consumer, server and industrial applications both as an internal and external interface. So, a single wireless PCI Express communication system can make all PC interfaces wireless.

Wilocity is a wireless hardware company, designing high-end wireless systems such as Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) communication systems. Wilocity is designed the hardware for wireless PCI Express (wPCIe) technology that operates in the 60 GHz band. With Wilocity wireless PCI Express wPCIe system, these mobile devices such as smartphones, tablet PCs, netbooks and laptop computers can connect wirelessly to the interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA, USB 3.0, video (VGA, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort) interfaces and more.