LED WLAN Hits 800MbpsCategory: Networking, Science & Technology
Posted: August 1, 2011 03:51PM
German researchers have struck a new mark in the race for LED data transmission, using a multitude of white, blue, green, and red LEDs to surpass any speeds that laboratories have yet reached. Chinese researchers submitted this type of technology last year, using blue LEDs to transfer data by flickering them faster than the human eye can even perceive. Even earlier this year, a group of white LEDs was able to transfer data at 500Mbps, though the German researchers have obviously struck a new mark in this technology, enabling HD capable streaming at 800Mbps. This obviously will not replace Ethernet cable or a traditional WiFi router in a home type setting, but it does give the wireless technology a run for its money since places like hospitals usually have interference with radio signals. There is no news of this technology being widely implemented in settings such as health care facilities, however as it continues to pick up speed, it seems inevitable that it will be coming to a small niche of enterprises and corporations in the coming decade.