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TI announces new WLAN solution

Posted: 24 Jan 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:texas instruments? ti? wireless lan? wlan? tnetw1350?

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced the latest in its family of application specific system level WLAN solutions. The TNETW1350 single chip IEEE 802.11 a/b/g compatible mac core licensed by LSI Logic" target=_blank>media access controller (MAC) baseband processor coupled with TI's flexible radios offers manufacturers a cost-optimized solution that easily complements the company's industry-leading broadband and consumer electronics platforms, said the press release.

The TNETW1350 provides on-chip power conversion and regulation without external filters, reducing component count and the BoM by 50 percent. This device works with TI's portfolio of flexible radios such as the TNETW3422/28 extended range, high output power 802.11 b/g compatible direct conversion radio for fixed applications such as residential gateways. According to the company, the 3422/28 is the industry's most cost effective extended range radio frequency (RF) solution, providing up to two times the range of existing solutions at a fraction of the cost. In addition, the 1350 can also be coupled with the TNET3422/26 low power consumption b/g compatible solution for mobile devices such as digital still cameras.

The 1350 can easily integrate into TI's DSL customer premises equipment (CPE) and personal communications and consumer electronics platforms. End-to-end TI solutions eliminate integration and interference issues manufacturers face when working with multiple vendors, speeding time to market and allowing them to focus on other issues like product customization, added the company.

The solutions will also support the second generation of Wi-Fi Protected Access security (WPA2), offering the highest level of security for Wi-Fi products, as well as the 802.11e draft standard for quality of service extensions for networks, providing service for voice over Wi-Fi and other multimedia applications.

The TNETW1350, 3422/28 and 3422/26 will be available in Q2 2005.

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