Sunday, May 31, 2009

Qualcomm Introduces Single-Chip 802.11n for Handsets

Qualcomm introduced a single-chip, high-performance 802.11n-compliant wireless local-area networking (WLAN) solution for handsets and mobile devices that supports data rates of up to 72 Mbps - significantly higher than previous 802.11a, b, and g Wi-Fi solutions. The WCN1312 solution offers a high level of integration with a 2.4 GHz 802.11n baseband processor, media-access controller, RF transceiver, transmit power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, transmit switch, power coupler and radio-frequency (RF) bandpass filter all in a small 7x7 mm package. The chip uses low-power 65nm CMOS technology and advanced power-management techniques to minimize sleep, standby and active power consumption.