Date: 26th Mar 2012
WHDI, WirelessHD, and WiGig are rated
as the three top tech for CE interface
In-Stat rates wireless home digital interface (WHDI), WirelessHD,
and Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) as the three top technologies
for Consumer Electronics (CE) interface and WiGig/802.11ad
is expected to have the most long-term success, as per In-Stat.
In-Stat research forecasts WiGig/802.11ad-enabled PC device
shipments will approach 15 million units in 2015.
"WiGig has both drawbacks and advantages in comparison
with the competition," says Brian O'Rourke, Research
Director. "Its major drawback is that it is not yet
available, while WHDI and WirelessHD have been on the market
for years. Its advantages include the fact that it is slated
to become the 60GHz WLAN specification?IEEE 802.11ad?and
three chip vendors will be coming to market in the next
year with WiGig/802.11ad silicon. In addition, the WiGig
Alliance includes in its membership multiple WLAN silicon
vendors and a diverse assortment of major technology companies
including Intel, Microsoft, Panasonic, Samsung, Nokia, and
Report findings include the following:
Desktops, standard notebooks, and mini-notes (netbooks)
are unlikely to adopt the technology over the length of
the forecast period, primarily for reasons of cost.
Expect to see experimentation in tablet PCs with various
technologies over the next few years, but WiGig/802.11ad
will be the eventual winner, because it is a Wi-Fi standard.
The strength for wireless HD video technologies in CE is
in connecting mobile devices, including smartphones, to
large-screen devices in order to display HD video on the
Wi-Fi Display will emerge as a significant competitor to
all three wireless HD video technologies.