Newsletters
Customer Relationship Management News NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home CRM Systems Customer Service Contact Centers Business Intelligence More Topics...
Build Apps 5x Faster
For Half the Cost
Enterprise Cloud Computing

On Force.com
Innovation
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Intel Aims To Eliminate All PC Cables, Starting Next Year
Intel Aims To Eliminate All PC Cables, Starting Next Year

By Seth Fitzgerald
June 6, 2014 1:22PM

Bookmark and Share
It has long been a dream that power delivery systems will be built into surfaces like walls and tables, providing easy ways to charge devices. Intel demonstrated at Computex how, with Skylake, wireless power delivery would work using a magnetic resonance charging technology called Rezence. Devices can be charged on a table that uses the technology.
 



PC cables will be a thing of the past if Intel has its way with Skylake, the company's next-generation micro-architecture. At the Computex 2014 trade show this week in Taiwan, Intel revealed how Skylake would enable the use of wireless docking and even wireless power transfer. Different standards would be used for each of the wireless capabilities but they would come together in the company's processors.

Skylake will serve as the successor to Broadwell, Intel's coming processor platform that was also on display at Computex. Once Skylake is released, data and power cables to any number of devices will disappear. With this technology, the personal computer could be free from the majority of cables within the next few years and wireless capabilities will then extend beyond desktops as more companies become involved.

Upgraded Charging

It has long been a dream of some futurists that power delivery systems will be built into surfaces like walls and tables, providing easy ways to charge devices. Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president at Intel, demonstrated during Computex how wireless power delivery would work and gave those same futurists a glimpse of their dream. Using a magnetic resonance charging technology called Rezence, devices can be charged if they are in contact with a table that is outfitted with the technology.

Rezence has been promoted by the Alliance 4 Wireless Power (A4WP), which includes companies like Dell, Lenovo, Panasonic and Intel. The technology could be useful since magnetic resonance charging can take place through 2 inches of wood. Plus, multiple devices can be charged at the same time, all without cords.

Skaugen said Intel was working with a range of partners to integrate Rezence in a variety of devices outside of desktop computers. Phones, tablets, and laptops could all work perfectly with Rezence, but a timeline for that level of integration was not mentioned.

Displays, Peripherals and Data

Wireless charging has already begun to roll out with certain smartphones and tablets, but wireless connections to displays, for example, is not something commonplace in the market. Attaining a cable-free future for desktops and laptops will not be possible unless those physical connections can become wireless for up to a 4K display as well. Charging is a big part of the wireless future but connecting PCs to a display without a wire is relatively new.

Using the high-speed WiGig standard, Intel says docking technology will be possible. WiGig is capable of speeds up to 7 Gbps and so should allow for smooth connections. With WiGig, Intel says, instant connections between a device and its peripherals could be possible.

WiGig was first outlined in 2010 as a standard that would use unlicensed 60 GHz spectrum to achieve the fast transfer rates. A4WP has also promoted the use of WiGig as a way to connect devices, though it will have to be used by many companies before the standard becomes prevalent.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Get Powerful App Acceleration with Cisco. In a world where time is money, you need to accelerate the speed at which data moves through your data center. Cisco UCS Invicta delivers powerful, easy-to-manage application acceleration for data-intensive workloads. So you can make decisions faster and outpace the competition. Learn More.


 Innovation
1.   Internet of Things Comes to DIYers
2.   GoTenna: Work-Thru for Dead Zones
3.   'May I Help You?' Asks Jibo the Robot
4.   Novartis, Google Team for Smart Lens
5.   Apple iWatch Set To Rock the Market


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Working To Fix Tor Security Exploit
Developers for the Tor privacy browser are scrambling to fix a bug revealed Monday that researchers say could allow hackers, or government surveillance agencies, to track users online.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 
Contrary to Report, Lenovo's Staying in Small Windows Tablets
Device maker Lenovo has clarified a report that indicated it is getting out of the small Windows tablet business -- as in the ThinkPad 8 and the 8-inch Miix 2. But the firm said it is not exiting that market.
 
Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses
Seagate is out with five new networked attached storage products aimed at small businesses. The drives are for companies with up to 50 workers, and range in capacity from two to 20 terabytes.
 

Navigation
CRM Daily
Home/Top News | CRM Systems | Customer Service | Contact Centers | Business Intelligence | Sales & Marketing | Customer Data | CRM Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.