Sunday, May 18, 2008

Atheros and TI Collaborate on Wi-Fi Cable Modem Gateways

Atheros Communications' XSPAN 802.11n single and dual-band options and its popular 802.11g solutions now support Texas Instruments' (TI) next-generation, wireless-enabled cable modem gateway platform. The new reference designs are the first in a series based on Atheros' Wi-Fi and TI's Puma 5 family of DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem chipsets.

Atheros' XSPAN system-on-chip solutions provide a rich set of features to the Puma 5 platform including an integrated, high-performance, wireless network processor (WNPU) 400 MHz subsystem, which gives significant offload capabilities to the cable modem's host CPU resulting in higher throughput. The XSPAN family features a triple-radio MIMO design for whole home coverage.

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