1Gb/s Data Rates Coming Soon
Currently WiFi data rates run around 600K but new technologies on the horizon will push those rates to 1 GB/s. In this article you can see how WiMAX and LTE compare to other wireless standards for data rates.
In this presentation the developer proposes WIGWAM Wireless Gigabit with Advanced Multimedia Support to improve RF, baseband processing, integration, and protocol and radio resource management to achieve it.
The paper presents an overview survey of emerging wireless technologies suitable for short reach (<100m) RF communication starting from the existing high bit-rate systems (802.11n, 802.15.3a) and ending with 60 GHz mm-wave radios. Basic principles, power dissipation levels and hardware realization challenges in silicon are discussed. Prospects of building technologies that achieve Gigabit per second data rates are investigated.
For a refresher in the basics, check out this article on Shannon's law and the impact of signal power, noise, and interference on data rates.