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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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2007-03-29 Tiny dual-band RF transceiver supports WiMAX, Wi-Fi
Infineon Technologies released the what it touts as industry's smallest, single-chip multi-mode dual-band CMOS RF transceiver for WiMAX and Wi-Fi applications in a 5-by-5mm?footprint.
2006-04-17 TI rolls out developer Wi-Fi kit for DaVinci
TI's newest developers' kit is specially designed for CE manufacturers who wish to embed 802.11b/g capabilities within a DaVinci evaluation module.
2014-06-17 TI Internet-on-a-chip makes Wi-Fi-ready devices
The single-chip MCU integrates a Wi-Fi network processor sub-system that includes an 802.11 b/g/n radio, base band, and MAC with a crypto engine for fast, secure connections with 256bit encryption.
2013-06-21 TI aims to further IoT dev't with Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack
The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack uses TI's SmartConfig technology, allowing one-step activation of multiple in-home, headless devices to get them quickly connected to the Wi-Fi network.
2006-11-06 Test suite streamlines Wi-Fi certification process
Azimuth's new AzCert Wi-Fi Certification Test Suite for Wi-Fi Alliance Test Engine-enabled devices is expected to streamline the certification process for a broad range of products with embedded Wi-Fi connectivity.
2006-02-01 Take care when enhancing Wi-Fi beyond standard
The 802.11 Wi-Fi marketplace behaves like a vacuum, sucking in every enhancement with no end in sight.
2007-05-24 T-Mobile phone trumps iPhone with Wi-Fi offering
T-Mobile unveiled May 22 a Wi-Fi-equipped mobile phone developed by Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp., and the first U.S. phone to run Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 OS.
2004-11-17 Symbol Technologies unveils Wi-Fi switch, port
Symbol Technologies introduced its next gen WS 2000 enterprise wireless switch and AP 300 802.11a/b/g wireless access port for small and medium businesses.
2009-06-16 Switches/LNAs target mobile Wi-Fi market
RF Micro Devices Inc. has released four new switch and switch/LNA products designed to address the need for high performance and continued size reductions in mobile Wi-Fi applications.
2008-07-16 Survey: Mobile TV, Wi-Fi, games turn off handset users
A survey conducted by ABI Research found that mobile phone users are not too keen to have Wi-Fi, mobile TV or games on their handsets.
2009-04-09 Survey: Mobile phone users want Wi-Fi
Now that millions of people have experienced what Wi-Fi brings to mobile phones, they overwhelmingly report that Wi-Fi has become a required feature on those devices. This is according to a survey conducted by ABI Research.
2009-09-28 Survey finds enterprises prefer HSPA over Wi-Fi
Enterprises are keen to innovate and take advantage of the freedom and flexibility offered by HSPA.
2008-09-11 Study finds growing recognition of Wi-Fi Certified products
A study by the Wi-Fi Alliance found increased number of consumers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan that view Wi-Fi Certified brand as a mark of interoperability and security, and are willing to pay more for devices that have it.
2006-06-16 Startup rolls soft PHY core for Wi-Fi
The first commercial product from Silvus Communication Systems Inc. aims to give a leg up to developers of next-generation Wi-Fi chipsets and systems. The company has developed the VHDL software for a PHY chip that exceeds the requirements of the upcoming IEEE 802.11n standard.
2008-06-27 Startup bolsters video over Wi-Fi
Startup Celeno recently debuted at the Connections conference its first chip, a modified 802.11 baseband optimized for video, which it claims can deliver 34Mbits/s at the application layer more than 120ft and through multiple walls of a home at extremely low packet error rates.
2005-12-26 ST joins Wi-Fi consortium
STMicroelectronics announced its membership of the Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC), a broad coalition of Wi-Fi industry leaders formed in October 2005 to accelerate and promote development of the IEEE 802.11n high-speed wireless standard.
2015-05-12 Spectrum battle: LTE vs Wi-Fi
Cellular operators are proposing LTE-U/LAA so that they can use LTE in the unlicensed frequency bands. Their mission is to offload the exploding data traffic on cellular networks to Wi-Fi.
2004-12-16 Solving Bluetooth, Wi-Fi coexistence challenges
Here are design practices and coordination mechanisms to ensure interoperability in co-located Bluetooth and WLAN devices.
2009-03-12 SOHO, consumer to propel Wi-Fi equipment orders
Global access point shipments are forecast to exceed 70 million by 2010, of which an overwhelming 90 percent will be generated by the SOHO and consumer markets, according to ABI Research.
2013-04-10 Social media bolsters ASEAN growth of Wi-Fi ready cameras
Digital still cameras with Wi-Fi capabilities gaining ground in Southeast Asia, making up nearly one in five sold, according to GfK Asia.
2013-06-14 Smartphones to monopolise Wi-Fi chipset shipments
The proportion of various 802.11ac-enabled products will remain relatively consistent from 2013-2018, with smartphones making up 40 per cent of those in 2013 and 46 per cent in 2018, said ABI Research.
2006-07-24 Skype rolls out Wi-Fi phones
Skype, an Internet communications company, announced collaboration with hardware partners to deliver the first Wi-Fi phones for Skype software.
2008-12-16 Single-stream .11n chips enter Wi-Fi markets
Atheros Communications and other chipmakers drive .11n into mainstream markets with chips using a streamlined version of the spec.
2015-02-24 Single module packs dual-band Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth
The ODIN-W262 module from u-blox supports multiple concurrent Wi-Fi, Classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy links to provide flexibility, and it is easily configured using AT-commands.
2011-02-16 Silicon die integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
Atheros's XSPAN AR9462 combo solution integrates 2-stream, dual-band 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies onto a single die.
2006-08-17 SiGe Semiconductor touts 'thinnest' Wi-Fi power amp
SiGe Semiconductor said its new RangeCharger power amp delivers industry-leading performance and power efficiency in a new paper-thin package with a profile of 0.5mm.
2006-02-16 SiGe rolls out new RF front-end module for Wi-Fi apps
SiGe Semiconductor has launched what it claims to be the world's first complete RF front-end module for Wi-Fi products designed to comply with the IEEE 802.11n draft specification.
2007-04-09 Serial-to-Wi-Fi module protects M2M applications
Connect One has released Socket iWiFi, a secure serial-to-Wi-Fi embedded device server that quickly and easily connects devices running M2M applications to 802.11b/g WLANs and protects them from network attacks.
2009-10-02 SD card enables low-cost Wi-Fi connectivity in digicams
Eye-Fi offers Share, a Wi-Fi-enabled Secure Digital (SD) card that makes it easy and affordable to add Wi-Fi connectivity to any digital camera with an SD card slot.
2007-05-23 Scientists rebuff BBC docu on Wi-Fi health risks
A documentary screened in the U.K. claiming health risks from Wi-Fi was rebuffed by some scientists who called the conclusion 'grossly unscientific.'
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