Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA)

Wi-Fi Alliance is a non-profit organization comprised of numerous international companies and contributors.  It was formed in 1999 to promote the Wi-Fi technology and to certify Wi-Fi products and ensure their conformance to certain standards of interoperability.

In 2009, the Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) was a formed as a trade association that developed and promoted the adoption of multi-gigabit speed wireless communications technology operating over the unlicensed 60 GHz frequency band.  The WiGig alliance has been subsumed by the Wi-Fi Alliance as of March 2013.

Tensorcom has been an early contributor to the WiGig Alliance and has made significant contributions the IEEE 802.11ad-2012 Standard, Wi-Fi Alliance’s 60 GHz Technical Task Group (TTG).


IEEE 802.11 is a set of media access control (MAC) and physical layer (PHY) specifications for implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication in the 900 MHz and 2.4, 3.6, 5, and 60 GHz frequency bands. They are created and maintained by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) LAN/MAN Standards Committee (IEEE 802).

In 2012, the IEEE802.11ad amendment to the IEEE standard was introduced to define a new physical layer for 802.11 networks to operate in the 60 GHz millimeter wave spectrum.

Tensorcom actively contributed to the 802.11ad specification.


USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF)

USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by a group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.

Tensorcom remains a member of USB-IF.