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Sony Ships 2 High-speed TransferJet Chips

Yesterday Sony shipped the first two of its TransferJet chips aimed to provide short range communications at speeds up to 560 Mbit/sec. Register Hardware reports that one model is small enough to fit inside an SD memory card, while the other was made to take a seat on a MiniPCI or PCI expansion card.

The TransferJet wireless technology operates in the 4.48 GHz range and links two devices together for wireless data transfer much like the current Bluetooth technology. Data transfer activates by moving one TransferJet device within 3 centimeters of the other TransferJet device. Files are swapped by using a universal UI.

With TransferJet using the 4.48 GHz range, it will not suffer the interference endured by Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other transmissions hogging up the 2.4 GHz bandwidth. However, devices with TransferJet will be subject to the cruel beatings of microwave ovens and other electrically noisy products.

For now, there is no word of what device will implement the new TransferJet chips. However Sony claims that over 30 consumer electronics companies are backing up the new technology including Toshiba, JVC, Hitachi, Samsung, and more. Hopefully Sony will succeed with this new technology, and not fall on its face as it did with UMD movies.

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  • captaincharisma
    it may have failed with UMD but it won with blu-ray
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  • AMDnoob
    what's another example of an "electrically noisy" apparatus? Like something that produces alot of waves? Would a plasma TV be electrically noisy?
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  • your mom is noisy.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    Hmmmm...can't nuke the leftovers in the microwave when those things are running. I need to lose weight anyway.
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  • buwish
    I've never had a problem with blutooth in terms of interference. But if this can build on that, I'm all for it.
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  • alextheblue
    3 centimeters? How does that compete with bluetooth, exactly? I think this needs to be explained a little better...
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  • WINTERLORD
    alswome, looks like SSD's arew about to be faster, cheaper and more common. cheaper = todays technology will be wortheless to this= cheap
    this is alsome. i bet the next step will be to condense this even smaller
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  • amnotanoobie
    AlexTheBlue3 centimeters? How does that compete with bluetooth, exactly? I think this needs to be explained a little better...
    Well you'd need less power to transmit and receive due to the short expected distance.
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  • rtfm
    Can't see this going very far if it's to be marketed as a bluetooth replacement.3cm range? People tend to use bluetooth for their phone to send pics, in that case the files are usually small (plus up to 10 metres range). If I have to swap large files with a phone, I'll just use a micro sd card. The other popular use for Bluetooth is wireless headsets, again, not very useful with a 3cm range.

    However, as a backup device, it could have applications (put your laptop next to your portable hdd and copy files, no cables). Either way, Sony will probably murder it (with their history of failed tech offerings except 3.5" floppy and Bluray)
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  • maydaynomore
    What are you all talking about. It does not have a 3 cm range. Read: "Data transfer activates by moving one TransferJet device within 3 centimeters of the other TransferJet device." It clearly says - to activate data transfer you have to move it within 3cm to the other device. Says nothing about a 3cm range.
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