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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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2010-03-19 Zigbee, Wi-Fi groups bring wireless nets to smart grid
The Zigbee Alliance and the Wi-Fi Alliance announced are partnering to on wireless home area networks (HAN) for smart grid applications.
2008-05-26 WLAN modules simplify Wi-Fi transition for M2Ms
Laird Technologies released a new range of 802.11 WLAN processor modules that provide a wide range of AT commands and web configuration to make the Wi-Fi transition simple for M2M designers.
2007-09-21 WLAN chip drives Wi-Fi in high-volume segments
Broadcom's new WLAN platform enables customers to deliver wireless capabilities in new platforms and at new price points, spurring Wi-Fi penetration in the high-volume segments.
2005-10-26 Wireless data's future? 3G, Wi-Fi, WiMAX combo
With wireless service providers and equipment manufacturers attempting to sort out the future course of mobile broadband data, some say the 'right combination of 3G, WiMAX and Wi-Fi' will be needed to achieve the most success.
2007-01-15 WiMAX, metro Wi-Fi beat cellular on power efficiency
WiMAX and metro Wi-Fi are both more energy cost effective than cellular, according to a report by ABI Research.
2004-04-19 WiMax making its mark as Wi-Fi's big brother
WiMax is no more a mere blip on the wireless radar while Wi-Fi revolution unfolds right in front of our eyes.
2009-01-20 Will Wi-Fi reign supreme?
It's UMA/GAN technology that makes Wi-Fi a RAN technology, extending the mobile network over IP. Here's why Wi-Fi is poised to become the highest-performance, lowest-cost, indoor RAN technology on the market.
2010-05-12 WiGig joins hands with SiBeam, Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wireless Gigabit Alliance has struck a deal with the Wi-Fi Alliance to have its specification for 60GHz networking considered as the next generation of Wi-Fi.
2009-04-28 Wi-Fi/HSPA solution powers Classmate PCs
Huawei Technologies has developed the Huawei EM772, claimed to be first module to integrate two network standards, Wi-Fi and HSPA for Classmate PCs.
2007-04-02 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combos flood market
Wireless chipmakers have unleashed a barrage of similar-sounding products for cellular handsets that offer simultaneous support for Bluetooth and WLANs.
2007-02-14 Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combos continue to spread
In the days leading up to the 3GSM World Congress, wireless chip makers unleashed a barrage of similar-sounding products for cellular handsets that offer simultaneous support for Bluetooth and WLANs.
2009-02-17 Wi-Fi-enabled phones to double in numbers
Shipments of Wi-Fi-enabled cellular handsets will double in volume by the end of 2010, compared to January 2008, and that growth curve is expected to continue through 2013, according to a new ABI Research study.
2013-05-17 Wi-Fi-based small cells to fine tune wireless comms market
Intended to augment wireless coverage in dense urban areas, the small cells can be used in public facilities such as malls, railway and subway stations, and on street or traffic lights, said IHS.
2011-03-18 Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE and CES 2011
According to Yongxi Qian, the theme of this year's CES is "Connectivity Everywhere, Wirelessly."
2008-02-08 Wi-Fi, WiMAX soon to invade handsets
An afternoon session on wireless networks at the ISSCC concluded that cost of the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth links are going down, and WiMAX will soon find its way to cellphones.
2013-01-09 Wi-Fi, WiGig Alliance to operate under one roof
The Wi-Fi Alliance and WiGig Alliance have executed a memorandum of agreement outlining their plans to consolidate activity under one group.
2009-06-15 Wi-Fi, LAN modules offer increased design flexibility
Connect One has unveiled the Nano Socket family of embedded LAN and Wi-Fi modules based on its CO2144 Internet controller and targets machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions.
2010-11-05 Wi-Fi, HomePlug seek common standards
Wi-Fi Alliance and HomePlug Powerline Alliance move to review specifications and standards toward interoperability
2009-03-27 Wi-Fi, Ethernet DAQ modules handle harsh setups
National Instruments has released six new wireless and Ethernet data acquisition modules and two ingress protection (IP) enclosures for remote monitoring and control in harsh environments.
2008-03-13 Wi-Fi, 3G thriving together, survey finds
A survey on the usage of Wi-Fi and 3G indicates these wireless technologies are thriving together and likely to continue to do so into the foreseeable future.
2009-01-15 Wi-Fi weathered the '08 economic storm
Driven by strong consumer and enterprise demand for a wide range of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, Wi-Fi chipset sales jumped 25 percent in 2008 to 387 million.
2009-04-28 Wi-Fi tracker handles two-way RTLS
Redpine Signals Inc. has released a new module supporting Wi-Fi real-time location systems (RTLS) tags that offers an 802.11n single stream solution for asset tracking.
2010-03-08 Wi-Fi tester operates via five buttons, basic menu
Fluke Networks AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester verifies and troubleshoots IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n network availability via just five buttons, a 2.8-inch full-color LCD screen, and basic menus.
2005-05-10 Wi-Fi startup selects Atmel for SiGe foundry work
Fabless semiconductor company WiDeFi Inc. has selected Atmel Corp. as foundry partner for a family of 802.11 wireless LAN "repeater" chipsets implemented in silicon germanium, the company said.
2010-07-08 Wi-Fi solution supports HD video streaming
Broadcom recently introduced a new member of the Intensi-fi product family, the BCM4331 802.11n solution designed to support HD home entertainment.
2010-12-08 Wi-Fi SoC for the Internet-of-Things market
ASIX Electronics Corp. announced the AX220xx family, a single-chip microcontroller with TCP/IP and 802.11 WLAN MAC/baseband. ASIX Electronics Corp. announced the AX220xx family, a single-chip microcontroller with TCP/IP and 802.11 WLAN MAC/baseband.
2009-07-17 Wi-Fi SoC features versatile sensor interface
G2 Microsystems has released a low-power Wi-Fi SoC (G2C543), a module (G2M5437) and a development kit, to make it easy for designers to connect consumer electronic devices directly to the Internet or to future Wi-Fi Personal Area Network (PAN) systems.
2007-10-26 Wi-Fi SoC extends battery life in sensor net apps
GainSpan's GS1010 SoC extends battery life for remote applications such as temperature monitoring and condition monitoring to between 5 and 10 years.
2009-10-16 Wi-Fi rules wireless consumer world
Wi-Fi connections in consumer electronics devices will grow from 113 million in 2008 to 285 million by 2012, says ABI Research.
2006-07-20 Wi-Fi RF front-end chip reduces size, cost
Slated for Wi-Fi systems compliant with the IEEE-802.11b/g spec, the new RF front-end module from SiGe Semiconductor promises to cut system-level integration cost by about 15 percent.
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