Intel Tunes into Wireless Future:Everything that Computes is Connected
On 13th September, Intel lab, in California, demonstrated the next big phenomena of wireless networking when all digital WI-Fi radio to help more devices to connect to each other. Till now this has been done on a smaller scale and more often than not, with cables. The use of WiGig will eliminate the need of cabling and wiring to a great extent, helping wireless docks and displays connect to each other more comfortably.
This new technique has also reduced the need of memorising complex passwords as a biometric technique will be used for identification. Intel lab is working closely with Verizon, China Mobile and Cisco to develop the system and improve the user interface.
Intel proudly said, “In the future, if it computes, it connects. From the simplest embedded sensors to the most advanced cloud datacenters, we’re looking at techniques to allow all of them to connect without wires”. The demonstration involved a Moore’s Law radio, which scaled and optimized energy efficiency of an area using chips with Intel’s latest 22nm tri-gate technology. With this technology, even home appliances, with connectivity, can interact with each other. The system on chip design will save energy and cost for this. The connection will be done through WiGig, which is a unified effort to standardise the use of 60 GHz frequency and this framework is capable of delivering up to 5 gigabits per second.
This technology also makes the devices to ‘wake up’ when there are incoming packets and go back to sleep when the transfer is complete. This will help the device to conserve power. Intel demonstrated this using “Spring Meadow” which offers a better communication between the cloud and the device.
Furthermore, Client Based Authentication Technology which was also demonstrated, eliminates the need of passwords as a method of device identification. The user needs to authenticate once and then the device will authenticate itself with all the other devices on the cloud. This authentication method will check for the vein pattern of user’s palm and if matches, will connect the user to all the authenticated sites, portals and devices.
Looking at the cloud computing future, Intel also unveiled C-RAN (Cloud radio Access network) to replace the present standard RAN.