Qualcomm’s New Chips Should Enable Better Wireless VR


Qualcomm recently announced the QCA64x1 series of 802.11ay 60 GHz Wi-Fi chipsets, noting “truly immersive wireless virtual and augmented reality experiences” among the list of use cases.

60 GHz offers far superior bandwidth to typical home-use 5 GHz networks, but with the trade-off that it cannot penetrate walls. Typical home WiFi uses relatively low frequency 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and while this is great for achieving good coverage throughout your home even through thick walls, it’s not optimal for short distance ultra high bandwidth applications like wireless displays and PC VR.

802.11ay is the successor to 802.11ad,

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