Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Broadcom Delivers Single-Chip 802.11n in 65nm

Broadcom announced the first full-featured, single-chip 802.11n solution. Broadcom said its new Intensi-fi chip is the smallest and most cost-effective 802.11n solution. It combines an 802.11 medium access controller (MAC), a baseband processor, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios and other WLAN components onto a single silicon die.

The BCM4322 wireless LAN chip is the second generation of Broadcom's Intensi-fi line that complies with the IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 specification. It offers a maximum data rate of 300 Mbps with actual throughput of over 200 Mbps. The device is implemented in 65 nanometer process technology, making it less than half the size of multi-chip 802.11n solutions and it consumes up to 50 percent less power. Sampling is underway.http;//www.broadcom.com