Monday, May 29, 2006

Agere Introduces 1394B Chipset

Agere Systems introduced a 800 Mbps FireWire chipset conforming to the IEEE 1394B standard, delivering double the bandwidth of the current 1394A 400 Mbps technology. The device targets external storage drives.



1394A technology provides speeds of 400 Mbps extending distances of 4.5 meters. 1394B performs at 800 Mbps bandwidth spanning up to 4.5 meters. Agere has shipped to market more than 60 million 1394 chips.



Agere's 1394B chipset is available in sample quantities now.

http://www.agere.com

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