Intel's key weapon - Digital radio - Why your next smartphone may have Intel Inside
Intel Labs has unveiled a working, all digital Wi-Fi radio, dubbed a “Moore’s Law Radio,” a next-generation wireless standard called WiGig, a Smart Connect Technology, and a new biometric identification technique aimed at eliminating passwords. During the Intel Developer Forum, Intel CTO Justin Rattner said the company was looking into techniques that will connect everything that computes, from “the simplest embedded sensors to the most advanced cloud datacentres.”
The Moore's Law Radio includes Intel’s latest 22nm tri-gate digital chip processes. The system-on-chip designs for smartphones and tablet computers will be the most likely spot for the all digital radios to be integrated, the company said. The small size and lower cost of integrated digital radios will allow new applications from wearable devices to "The Internet of Things" where devices such as home appliances with sensors can communicate with each other, exchange data and can be operated remotely.
Rattner then introduced a next-generation wireless standard called WiGig that operates in the millimeter wavelengths of the radio spectrum and delivers bandwidths well over 5 gigabits per second. Intel said the standard will sharply reduce the number of wires and enable completely wireless docks and displays.