Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Wi-Fi Certified 802.11n Gear Coming Soon

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2.0 products are expected to reach store shelves soon, as the Wi-Fi Alliance certification program nears its late June launch. These products will bear a new logo to show that they have been tested for industry-wide interoperability, the very latest security protection, and backward compatibility with previous generations of Wi-Fi gear.

The Wi-Fi Alliance also announced the products and reference designs that will comprise its test bed for interoperability certification.

The following companies supply the products used in the interoperability test bed, and have the first devices to become Wi-Fi CERTIFIED:

  • Atheros XSPAN with SST Draft 2.0 802.11n Dual-Concurrent 2.4/5GHz Router with Atheros AR7100 Series Wireless Network Processor

  • Atheros XSPAN with SST Draft 2.0 802.11n Dual-Band 2.4/5GHz Card Bus

  • Broadcom Intensi-Fi 802.11n Router: BCM94705GMP

  • Broadcom Intensi-Fi 802.11n Card: BCM94321MC123

  • Cisco Access Point

  • Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN

  • Marvell TopDog WLAN solutions (Station Card)

  • Marvell TopDog WLAN solutions (Access Point)

  • Ralink MIMObility RT2800PD Chipset featuring the RT2860 802.11n 2T3R MAC/BBP and the RT2850 802.11n Dual Band RFIC

  • Ralink MIMObility RT2800PD Access Point

In addition, WildPackets OmniPeek Workgroup Pro is included as a test bed software tool.


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