Firewire-less

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
There is a news item over at http://www.creativemac.com/ that talks about a new wireless firewire standard being worked out. Some quotes:



"Wireless FireWire is going to be ready to go in 2004, and early," said James Snider, executive director of the 1394 Trade Association. "The new wireless 1394 specification is an excellent product developed by a very dedicated group of Trade Association leaders in a remarkably short period of time. The group adapted the 1394 and P1394.1 bridging standards to the high bandwidth wireless network connectivity enabled by 802.15.3, and assured the quality of service required for exciting new products that will let consumers wirelessly manage digital televisions, audio-visual equipment and home networks."



"The IEEE 802.15.3 Wireless Personal Area Network standard is designed to connect more than 200 wireless devices. Although the existing standard 2.4 GHz PHY is limited to a maximum data rate of 55M bits/sec, work is underway to standardize a UWB PHY with a range of data rates between 110 and 480M bits/sec. These higher UWB PHY data rates are ideal for enabling multiple wireless devices to exchange multimedia content such as video, audio, and digital images."



Wonder what Apple is going to do with this? vPod? iVideo for keeping your favorite TV shows/movies on your Mac and stream to your TV. Show iPhotos on TV?

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 8
    nebagakidnebagakid Posts: 2,692member
    1. How far?

    2. How much power does it drain?



    I think everyone here would like a PVR by Apple, but many of us also believe that Apple would never make one (so far)
  • Reply 2 of 8
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    gigawire... look it up
  • Reply 3 of 8
    stoostoo Posts: 1,490member
    More stuff in 2.4GHz?
  • Reply 4 of 8
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Stoo

    More stuff in 2.4GHz?





    ...what, you mean 802.11 and BlueTooth isn't enough?
  • Reply 5 of 8
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,798member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Paul

    gigawire... look it up



    I think Gigawire was a ploy to throw us off a previous intro.

    You don't create a wireless standard and name it with 'wire' at the end.



    Quote:

    Originally posted by Stoo

    More stuff in 2.4GHz



    Maybe we can use the G5 to control our microwave.
  • Reply 6 of 8
    You can read more about the use and need for 802.15 from Cringely at:



    http://www.pbs.org/cringely/pulpit/pulpit20031225.html



    (edit: typo in spec number)
  • Reply 7 of 8
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Frank777

    Maybe we can use the G5 to control our microwave.



    Uh...no. Microwaves interfere with the current wireless standards. The best you could do would be to start your microwave, than you loose all control because the microwaves would destroy your signal!
  • Reply 8 of 8
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,798member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by DMBand0026

    Uh...no. Microwaves interfere with the current wireless standards. The best you could do would be to start your microwave, than you loose all control because the microwaves would destroy your signal!



    I wasn't serious. Note the use of the smiley.
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