A group of technology companies including Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE:TXN), STMicroelectronics (STM.PA) and Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq:BRCM), on Thursday said they will propose a new wireless networking standard up to 10 times the speed of the current generation.
The group, calling itself "WWiSE," said their version of an 802.11n standard would be compatible with the technology currently in use, known by various code names such as 802.11b and 802.11g. Their technology could operate at speeds up to 540 megabits per second.|
The group said they planned to submit their proposal to the task force at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers charged with developing an 802.11n standard.
The group's proposed version of the standard would peak at a speed of 540 Mbps, requiring using a larger communications channel for the signal than most jurisdictions allow. Using the more standard channel size, their 802.11n proposal would peak at 135 Mbps.
They also said they would license their patents necessary to implement their version of 802.11n on a royalty-free basis.
Other companies taking part in the WWiSE group are Airgo Networks, Bermai, and Conexant Systems Inc.
Posted on Sunday, 12 September 2004 by admin