Category Archives: Chipsets

Ember, ST Team For ZigBee Chip Platforms

ST Microelectronics and Ember Corporation have teamed to develop complete solutions, including hardware, software and tools, for the fast growing ZigBee wireless networking market. Via []Continue Reading

Wi-Fi Reaches The Speed Of Ethernet

Wireless networks may be convenient to set up, but wired ethernet has always been faster. Now a new generation of Wi-Fi products is challenging ethernet’s superiority for high-bandwidth apps. We sampled some of the first of these Wi-Fi products–Netgear’s $180 RangeMax 240 Wireless Router and $100 Notebook Adapter–and found that at close range, even withContinue Reading

Intel’s Napa Wireless Platform Promises More With Less

Intel Corp. is touting its next mobile platform, dubbed Napa, as another major milestone in notebook PC history. Via []Continue Reading

Broadcom 802.11g Chipset Reverse Engineered

Over two years ago a group was founded to reverse engineer the Broadcom Wireless LAN chipsets to provide Linux drivers. This chipset is used by many OEMs, for example in Apple’s AirPort Extreme in Power- and iBooks, Linksys’ WAP and WRT series of consumer grade wireless routers, various laptops from Acer, Gateway, HP and othersContinue Reading

WiMax Race Intensifies With Chips, Mini-PCI Kits

Sequans and Wavesat are unveiling this week a chip set and a mini-PCI card reference kit to accelerate WiMax development and deployment. Via []Continue Reading

Broadcom Unveils Wi-Fi Solution For PCI Bus

Broadcom Corp. has announced what it claims is the first Wi-Fi chipset that supports the PCI Express bus architecture. Via []Continue Reading

Alcatel To Pick New Wi-Fi Partner

French telecommunications gear maker Alcatel next week plans to announce a reseller and joint development partnership with a new wireless Wi-Fi start-up, a source close to the deal said. Via []Continue Reading

WiMax Start Up Gets $9M In Funding

To accelerate the launch of its WiMax SoC, fabless semiconductor provider Sequans Communications reported Tuesday it has received $9 million (7 million euros) in a series B financing round from venture capital firms Add Partners, Vision Capital, SGAM, T-source and Cap Décisif. Via []Continue Reading

Intel’s Centrino Update In Short Supply

Intel has been unable to keep up with demand for Sonoma, its notebook technology introduced in January, according to a company spokesperson. Via []Continue Reading

Broadcom And Atheros Lead WLAN-chipset Shipments In 2004

Downstream makers in the Taiwan WLAN industry estimate that, excluding chips used in Intel Centrino WLAN modules, Broadcom led the market with shipments of 20 million WLAN chips last year, for a 45% market share. Atheros came second with 12 million units and a 27% share, the makers said. Via []Continue Reading

New Wireless Chips Reduce Power Consumption In Mobile Devices

ParkerVision Inc., of Jacksonville, Fla., this month announced a new line of efficient, high-performance, low-cost wireless chips. Via []Continue Reading

Small Form Factor 802.11 Design

SiGe Semiconductor’s range of ICs for the Wi-Fi wireless LAN standard includes the SE2550L RF front-end module and the SE2523L power amplifier specifically for 802.11b/g WLAN systems. Via []Continue Reading

Intel Rolls Out Chip Upgrades For Wi-Fi

Intel Corp. on Wednesday introduced a new package of chips for wireless laptop computers, a move meant to increase the company’s dominant position in notebook computers and expand its foothold in the consumer market. Via []Continue Reading

Atheros Debuts Single-chip 802.11g Access Point

Atheros Communications has combined a network processor with an 802.11g wireless LAN radio, baseband and media access control to realize the first single-chip 802.11g access point. Via []Continue Reading

DSP Group Buys Bermai’s Wi-Fi Chip IP

The DSP Group has bought the bulk of the intellectual property owned by Wi-Fi chip startup Bermai Inc. Via []Continue Reading