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WLAN software add-on enables 90Mbps throughput

Posted: 19 May 2003 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:atheros communications? super g? super a/g? tcp/ip throughput? wlan data throughput?

Atheros Communications Inc. has introduced the Super G and Super A/G capabilities into its WLAN products, significantly increasing the TCP/IP throughput for 802.11a/g and 802.11g WLAN systems.

These new functions deliver a throughput of up to 90Mbps for 11g and 11a networks and are also backward-compatible with conventional 11b products. Other features include real-time hardware data compression, standards-compliant bursting support, and dynamic transmit and modulation optimizations. The new functions are activated by a simple software driver upgrade.

The new drivers activate an Adaptive Lempel Ziv Hardware Compression Engine that is embedded in all current Atheros chipsets. The hardware analyzes network traffic and compresses it in real time using standards-based algorithms employed by popular data compression softwares. With mixed network traffic, the Hardware Compression Engine provides 10 to 30 percent additional throughput with access points and gateway products from leading Atheros Driven networking equipment manufacturers.

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