IEEE BV-COMSOC Talk: Unraveling the Evolution of Wi-Fi: A Journey from 1 to 7

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WiFi standards have had a profound impact on how we connect and communicate in the digital age. They have transformed our daily lives, enabling us to access information, connect our devices, and engage with online services seamlessly. As WiFi standards continue to evolve, we can anticipate even faster, more reliable, and secure wireless networking experiences in the future.

Wi-Fi 7, the latest version of the ubiquitous wireless networking technology based on the IEEE 802.11 standard, is now coming to market.  This talk describes the steps that Wi-Fi has taken to get where it is today.  It includes history of the standards, regulations, integrated circuits and features that make fast, short range wireless networks possible.

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  • Date: 07 Nov 2023
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 24 October 2023 11:00 AM
  • Ends 07 November 2023 06:25 PM
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Dr. Chris Hansen Dr. Chris Hansen of Covariant Corp


Wi-Fi Technology from 1 to 7


Chris Hansen has been developing Wi-Fi products and IEEE 802.11 standards since 2000, including chipsets starting with 802.11b. He has held positions in research and development at Broadcom and Apple.  Since 2013, he has been working as a consultant through his company Covariant Corporation in Silicon Valley.  He earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 1997 and in a Senior Member of the IEEE.



6:00 PM  Networking
6:30 PM  Talk