Monday, January 3, 2005

Samsung and Athena Develop 3 Transceiver MIMO WLAN Device

Athena Semiconductors and Samsung Electronics' Digital Media R&D Center the first three-transceiver Radio Frequency (RF) device for MIMO in a single integrated circuit (IC). Other products require multiple devices and therefore a larger footprint. The new single-device, called TRINI, leverages the "OptimRF" technology that Athena Semiconductors pioneered to build high performance CMOS RF transceivers at low cost. The newly developed, OptimRF-based three-transceiver ICs, supports data rates far higher than existing 802.11a/g standards-based equipment, increasing from 54 Mbps to more than 200 Mbps.

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