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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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2006-06-20 Wi-Fi reference design offers interference resistance
Ralink announced that its 802.11g solution with MIMO XR is used in Rotani's Wi-Fi access point reference design that makes any 802.11 WLAN interference-resistant.
2007-03-21 Wi-Fi radio ref platform enables $79 audio systems
In addition to its ability to play audio via Wi-Fi, DAB and FM, another feature of Frontier Silicon's Jupiter 4 radio platform is its capability to support the new DAB+ standard.
2009-09-16 Wi-Fi products invade consumer electronics
In-Stat says over 1,000 Wi-Fi enabled products were launched in 2008, and even more will come in 2009.
2003-08-28 Wi-Fi prices dropping, but hype could undermine service
Prices for 802.11 chips and gear are dropping rapidly as the number of public WLAN hotspots are rising, but the technology has yet to gain critical mass either for consumers or carriers, according to executives at the annual Telecosm conference.
2010-06-24 Wi-Fi PAN IC handles up to 24Mbit/s
Ozmo Devices Inc.'s Wi-Fi PAN chip supports data rates of up to 24Mbit/s and is suitable for use with mouse and keyboard, as well as touchscreen applications or integrated video and audio.
2009-12-04 Wi-Fi modules operate over -20C to 85C
ZeroG Wireless Inc. is sampling Wi-Fi modules operating over an extended temperature range, between -20C to 85C, meeting the requirements of most industrial applications.
2013-01-10 Wi-Fi module eases home network setup
TI's SimpleLink WiFi CC3000 module touts a Wi-Fi configuration process that allows multiple in-home devices without displays to connect to a Wi-Fi network via a smartphone or tablet.
2013-08-28 Wi-Fi market in 2Q13 still on high ground, says analyst
IDC revealed that the enterprise WLAN segment continued to grow at a very healthy rate and increased 14.8 per cent over the same period last year.
2004-03-17 Wi-Fi market heats up, says ABI Research
ABI Research has reported that as Wi-Fi hotspots have moved from being hype to the first stages of established deployment in recent months, the competition in the Wi-Fi market has heated up.
2003-09-26 Wi-Fi increases notebook TCO: Gartner
According to Gartner Inc., the growing use of Wi-Fi is raising notebook total cost of ownership from 3 percent to 4 percent.
2009-07-17 Wi-Fi healthcare revenue to hit $4.9B by 2014
Noting that the healthcare industry has always been an early adopter of Wi-Fi, a new study from ABI Research stated that revenue from sales of Wi-Fi-enabled healthcare products worldwide will total $4.9 billion in 2014.
2010-06-30 Wi-Fi healthcare deployments post 60% growth
The Wi-Fi adoption within healthcare has grown at more than 60 percent over the past 12 months in WLAN and Wi-Fi real-time locations systems deployments, according to ABI Research.
2008-04-22 Wi-Fi gets a lift with SiGe's PA
SiGe Semiconductor's SE2587L power amplifier delivers excellent linearity at transmit power levels of +19dBm in 802.11g mode and +24dBm in 802.11b mode.
2010-06-22 Wi-Fi front-end module simplifies dual-band apps dev't
RFMD's RF5608 Wi-Fi RF front end module delivers integration and full final testing to reduce size, simplify development and lower overall cost in high-performance, dual-band applications.
2010-04-09 Wi-Fi finds huge market in mobile handsets
New data from ABI Research indicates that out of approximately 580 million Wi-Fi devices shipped in 2009, 141 million were handsets.
2004-06-16 Wi-Fi finds home in home nets
An increasing number of home networks rely on 802.11 wireless technology because these networks are easy to install, affordable and offer flexibility and portability.
2010-05-27 Wi-Fi finds growing market in consumer electronics
Wi-Fi is fast becoming a must-have feature across a range of devices, as network connectivity migrates into the living room.
2011-03-17 Wi-Fi FEMs tout high power, high linearity
Two 5GHz WiFi FEMs from RF Micro Devices claim to deliver high power and high linearity.
2008-06-04 Wi-Fi enters PAN, challenges Bluetooth
Challenging the future of Bluetooth, a new startup and an Intel Corp. program point to a future for Wi-Fi in a broad range of peripherals, ranging from computer mice to cellular headsets and MP3 players.
2005-11-09 Wi-Fi emulator portrays real-world performance
ACE-400 NB Azimuth Channel Emulator from Azimuth Systems Inc. emulates 4-by-4 multipath channels in a controlled environment.
2006-11-13 Wi-Fi dual solutions to enable fixed-mobile convergence, says report
Fixed and mobile network operators will invest more than $450 million in capital infrastructure over the next five years to provide fixed-mobile convergence, according to ABI Research.
2011-04-26 Wi-Fi Direct-enabled devices shipments will reach 173M in 2011
Shipment of Wi-Fi Direct-enabled devices may reach 173 million in 2011, according to In-Stat. This will create more powerful wireless connection solutions.
2011-05-12 Wi-fi Direct devices enable wireless powerhouse
In-Stat has forecasted that all Wi-Fi devices that ship by 2014 would be enabled with Wi-Fi Direct, creating a powerhouse wireless networking and connectivity.
2013-01-03 Wi-Fi device shipments to grow twofold in two years
More than five billion Wi-Fi enabled devices have been shipped in 2012, largely driven by the smartphone and laptop markets.
2010-09-23 Wi-Fi chipsets to exceed 1B units by 2012
Latest In-Stat reports indicate that Wi-Fi chipset shipments will exceed one billion units by 2012, driven by the ever-expanding range of apps and devices adopting the ubiquitous technology.
2014-05-06 Wi-Fi chipset shipment heads for an 18 billion gain
Shipment for Wi-Fi chipsets is predicted to grow many times over, reaching 18 billion by 2009 from a mere 2.6 billion, spurred by an evolution that matches the pace of the lively technology landscape.
2005-12-02 Wi-Fi chipset sales to reach 120 million units in 2005
Wi-Fi technology has seen its annual unit sales grow to more than 100 million chipsets in six years, according to new data released by In-Stat and the Wi-Fi Alliance.
2006-12-14 Wi-Fi chipset sales jump 25%
Sales of Wi-Fi chipsets, which keep laptops wirelessly connected, have jumped 25 percent this year, according to a new study.
2006-03-03 Wi-Fi chipset market to grow more
Unit shipments of WLAN chipsets are projected to grow from 140 million in 2005 to 430 million in 2009, according to market research firm In-Stat.
2006-04-11 Wi-Fi chips suit mobile handsets
STMicroelectronics announced the STLC4420 and STLC4550 Wi-Fi solutions.
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