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What is Wi-Fi?
Short for wireless fidelity, Wi-Fi (also known as WiFi and wifi) is a brand originally licensed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to describe the underlying technology of WLAN based on the IEEE 802.11 specifications, whether 802.11b, 802.11a, dual-band, etc.
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2011-09-22 Wireless mobile system improves WiFi access
Ruckus' WiFi system is a controller-based platform that targets large-scale wireless environments and can support up to 20,000 clients.
2003-11-13 Wind River PNE 2.0 offers enhanced WiFi capability
Wind River Systems Inc. has announced the availability of its second generation PNE that features enhanced WiFi capability to expand security features.
2005-04-25 WiFi, WiMAX to drive wireless cap ex to $29.3 billion by 2008, says TIA
Wi-Fi and WiMAX infrastructure revenue is expected to reach $5.2 billion and $115 million respectively in 2005, according to the Telecommunications Industry Association's 2005 Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast.
2011-06-02 WiFi, Bluetooth combo chip reduces power consumption
Broadcom announced its first 40nm Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chip for notebook and netbook that reduces chip size, module cost and power consumption.
2011-08-18 WiFi to push combination IC shipments
The global market for wireless combination ICs is forecast to grow by almost 24 percent this year resulting from increasing WiFi attach rate.
2011-05-06 WiFi tech boasts up to 512 concurrent connections
Ruckus Wireless introduces Smart WiFi 802.11n APs that are capable of supporting up to 512 concurrent client connections.
2014-12-15 WiFi SDK claims to lower audio device BOM
The fourth-gen JukeBlox 4 software development kit from Microchip allows the development of high quality products such as standalone or multi-room wireless speakers, AV receivers and sound bars.
2013-09-04 WiFi preps for 900MHz spectrum, to debut by start of 2015
Chips using IEEE 802.11ah are expected to come out by the start of 2015 and will support a range of options from throughput of 150Kbit/s with a 1MHz band to as much as 40Mbit/s over an 8MHz band.
2011-08-08 WiFi platform supports SEP 2 devices
Marvell's Smart-Energy Platform enables full interoperability with Smart-Energy Profile 2.0 devices on a single WiFi SoC.
2011-11-16 WiFi module targets smart, cloud-based devices
Broadcom's WICED features wireless LAN MAC/baseband/radio, an embedded processor and a 'self-hosted' WiFi networking library.
2014-12-23 WiFi module flaunts reliable connectivity for IoT market
The SX-ULPAN from Silex claims to offer the desired reliable connectivity for networking applications based on Freescale Kinetis MCUs and features industrial temperature support.
2014-10-06 WiFi module evaluation kit flaunts additional features
The SX-6K3-EVK-SD from Silex enables device makers and system integrators to evaluate the Silex wireless radio module and driver with Freescale's i.MX6 processor on the SABRE smart devices board.
2012-02-29 WiFi module boasts up to 150Mb/s PHY rate
The Nano WiReach USB from Connect One brings wireless connectivity to consumer devices not originally intended to support wireless functionality.
2011-06-07 WiFi Direct-enabled DTVs 2015 shipments to reach 80M units
A new report from In-Stat has revealed that shipments of WiFi Direct enabled DTVs will increase up to 80 million by 2015 as this device becomes the main wireless player of images and videos in homes.
2012-08-21 WiFi Direct, Miracast challenge Apple's AirPlay
WiFi Direct supports peer-to-peer connections between WiFi devices, while Miracast (WiFi Display) supports display of video content from tablets, smartphones and other devices to the TV.
2014-10-22 WiFi devices from TI guarantee WiFi interoperability
Texas Instruments revealed that its SimpleLink WiFi CC3100 and CC3200 devices, aimed at the Internet of Things, have been WiFi-certified at the chip level, ensuring easy integration into an IoT system.
2014-09-17 WiFi chipset enables multi-device control
The PCIe-integrated CL2340 from Celeno Communications covers the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and both 802.11n and 802.11ac, including 2x2, 3x3 chips as well as 4x4 dual band 11ac chips.
2006-02-27 WiFi chipset claims smallest footprint
Nanoradio's first generation NRX700WiFi chipset for portable electronic devices features a total die size of 20mm2.
2011-05-23 WiFi chip boasts 2x2 dual-band 802.11n MIMO solution
Atheros Communications Inc. introduces the AR9374 chip, which offers 2x2 dual-band 802.11n MIMO solution and 40MHz transmissions offering support for high data-rate USB and embedded CE applications
2011-05-31 WiFi cellphones shipped 247M units in 2010
A recent research from In-Stat has revealed that WiFi cellular handsets continue to grow as shipments of these devices reached 247 million units in 2010.
2013-04-24 USB 3.0/WiFi MSO debuted by USBee.com
The USBee QX is a 600MHz MSO with 24 digital channels and 4 analogue channels and captures up to 32 days of traces and displays protocols in human readable format to save man-days of debug time.
2012-08-21 Ubiquisys to enhance 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspots
The company raised $19m from new investors to meet demand to generate further profitable growth and accelerate delivery of innovative tri-mode 3G/LTE/WiFi small cell hotspots.
2012-06-08 TI announces support for Miracast display over WiFi standard
Texas Instruments' solution for mobile devices supporting Miracast will let users display full HD content from a mobile device onto a larger screen over a secure, low-latency, wireless network connection.
2012-08-06 Team up aims to develop MTM antenna for high-end WIFI
Deal endeavors to improve wireless technology for high performance networking products.
2014-07-28 Startup rolls 60GHz WiFi sol'n geared for mobile displays
The NT4600 28nm chip supports 802.11ad with an initial focus on mobile devices, and claims to top Wilocity's forthcoming Sparrow chip by 50-100mW when displaying 4K video.
2012-05-22 Startup develops WiFi node for IoT
Electic Imp's innovation combines standardization on WiFi and on a physical format based on the SD memory card socket. But it also offers a system partition that helps reduce costs for product developers.
2012-06-11 SoCs bring 5G WiFi to homes, small biz
Broadcom's line of 5G WiFi 802.11ac SoC solutions SoCs combine a high performance processor, GbE switch, GbE PHYs, USB 3.0 and traffic accelerators on a single chip.
2012-06-04 Samsung acquires WiFi chip supplier
Nanoradio specializes in developing small form factor high performance WiFi chipsets with low power consumption for cellular platforms.
2013-08-12 RFaxis debuts pure CMOS WiFi RF Front-end IC
The RFX8422S and RFX8422 RFeICs from RFaxis provide key RF functions for dual-mode Wi-Fi/Bluetooth operation in a typical smartphone or other mobile devices.
2006-03-27 RF power detector handles WiFi, WiMAX apps
Linear Technology reports that its LTC5533 dual-channel RF power detector is the first in the industry to reach the 11GHz range, making it suitable for multi-band WiFi, WiMAX and other radio applications.
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