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What is WLAN?
Wireless local area network or WLAN links two or more networks without using wires. It is a type of LAN that transmits in the 2.4GHz or 5GHz unlicensed frequency band.
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2004-06-08 Realtek WLAN solutions gets award in Computex
Realtek Semiconductor Corp. has announced that its dual-band (2.4-, 5GHz) triple-mode (IEEE 802.11a/b/g) integrated baseband processor/media access controller (BBP/MAC), and a RF chip, respectively coded RTL8185L and RTL8255, have won the "Best Choice of Computex-Taipei 2004".
2004-09-07 Realtek WLAN gets Wi-Fi WPA2 certification
The IEEE 802.11a/b/g WLAN reference design based on the RTL8185L and RTL8255 chipset solution from Realtek Semiconductor Corp., has passed the Wi Fi Alliance's WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) security test and been selected as part of the WPA2 test bed for interoperable security certification.
2003-01-17 Realtek integrates WLAN, MAC into 128-pin LQFP
The RTL8180L single-chip 802.11b baseband processor and MAC is available in a 128-pin LQFP.
2004-02-24 RayComm modules compatible with WLAN systems
Raycomm Microwave Technologies has released its WA0101 series of RF front-end modules for 802.11a WLAN applications.
2003-08-25 RayComm modules compatible with WLAN systems
Raycomm Microwave Technologies Corp. has released its WA0101 series of 5.15GHz to 5.85GHz RF front-end modules that are designed for 802.11a WLAN apps.
2002-11-26 Ralink selects Credence test system for WLAN apps
Ralink Technology Inc. has chosen Credence Systems Corp.'s RF IC and the ASL 3000RF test system, for its wideband and wireless communication devices.
2005-09-27 Qualcomm integrates WLAN functions into handsets
Wireless technology provider Qualcomm Inc. has announced that its Mobile Station Modem chipsets will support Philips' wireless local area network (WLAN) module.
2010-02-17 Quad-radio IC fuses WLAN, GPS, FM, Bluetooth
Texas Instruments Inc. has unveiled its WiLink 7.0 single-chip solution, claimed to be the first radio IC offering to integrate WLAN 802.11n, GPS, FM transmit/receive and Bluetooth technologies.
2002-06-20 Proxim to acquire Agere's WLAN equipment business
Proxim Corp., a manufacturer of wireless networking equipment, has agreed to acquire Agere Systems' 802.11 WLAN equipment business and ORiNOCO product line for $65 million.
2002-08-08 Proxim acquires Agere's WLAN equipment business
Proxim Corp. has completed the acquisition of Agere Systems' 802.11 WLAN equipment business, including the ORiNOCO product line.
2008-07-01 Power amplifier for WLAN brings high gain
Tyco Electronics' linear power amplifier, which is intended for 802.11b/g MIMO WLAN applications that require high gain, high efficiency and small size, maximizes system performance while maintaining low DC power consumption.
2007-04-02 Platform supports Bluetooth, WLAN for handsets
NXP Semiconductors wants to leverage the complementary aspects of Bluetooth networks and wireless LANs in a Nexperia platform that lets mobile handsets simultaneously utilize Bluetooth and WLAN capabilities.
2006-04-14 Platform integrates WLAN, Bluetooth, FM audio
Texas Instruments announced the WiLink 5.0 solution that integrates mobile WLAN, Bluetooth and FM stereo audio in a platform for cellphones.
2006-03-09 Philips highlights Bluetooth, WLAN coexistence at IIC-China
At this year's IIC-China event in Shanghai, Philips Semiconductors showcased its Bluetooth and WLAN coexistence schemes.
2002-12-23 Philips acquires WLAN company
Royal Philips Electronics has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Systemonic Inc., a developer of complete silicon system solutions for multiprotocol and multiband WLAN.
2006-03-01 Path to cellular/WLAN convergence crosses UMA
Almost any type of wireless, including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, can converge seamlessly with cellular.
2002-08-02 ParkerVision completes development of WLAN chips
ParkerVision Inc.'s Direct2Data Technologies division has completed the development and testing of WLAN radio transceiver chips based on the company's D2D wireless technology.
2006-05-15 PA suits WLAN terminals
Renesas announced a 2.4 GHz/5GHz dual-band SiGe monolithic microwave IC as a power amplifier for WLAN terminal transmission power amplification.
2005-04-20 PA boosts WLAN signals
Atmel announced the availability of its new ATR7032 PA for the fast-growing high-volume WLAN market. The 2.4GHz PA meets the 802.11b/g standard and is manufactured using SiGe technology.
2005-07-21 Nortel works with Wi-Mesh alliance to standardize WLAN worldwide
Nortel and other members of the Wi-Mesh Alliance are working together to help standardize mesh WLAN around the world to promote interoperability of a wide range of wireless communication devices and services.
2002-12-09 Nortel melds WLAN, cellular networks
Nortel Networks announced that it is providing carriers and operators with the software, hardware, and agreements for seamless IP roaming between Wi-Fi-based WLANs and CDMA, GPRS, and UMTS WANs.
2004-12-07 Nomadic handheld makes quick checks on 802.11 WLAN boxes
Measuring frequency-hopping spread spectrum RF power levels from 0dBm to 30dBm, BVS' Butterfly does that in tight 1dB steps for the 2.4GHz through 2.483GHz ISM band.
2007-05-01 Next-gen WLAN supports media-rich apps
802.11n opens up new opportunities for media-rich wireless applications used at home and enterprise.
2002-02-13 NewLogic releases IP core for WLAN
Consisting of an IEEE-compliant dual-band MAC core and 802.11a and 802.11b modem cores, the company's Wireless LAN IP for LSI Designs IP core is targeted for WLAN applications.
2004-06-23 New WLAN spectrum still mired in DoD testing debate
Defense Department concerns over radar system security have prevented WLAN chip vendors from utilizing an additional 255MHz of spectrum released by the government more than a year ago to boost WLAN throughput and reduce interference.
2006-07-01 New trends in WLAN front-end modules
This article shows the benefits of using an RF FEM in WLAN applications, particularly the 802.11b/g, 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n standards. As FEMs begin to achieve cost parity with discrete solutions, they will emerge as the dominant RF solution in WLAN applications as they provide ease of design, resolve implementation issues and ensure performance improvements.
2005-10-19 New PXI modules from Aeroflex address WLAN, WiMax apps
Aeroflex released two new PXI modules to address the need for high-speed testing of RFICs and other devices designed for WLAN and WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) applications.
2004-12-02 Netgear releases PoE-powered WLAN for SMBs
Netgear announced a PoE solution for small businesses designed to ease installation of WLANs by allowing wireless access points to be installed anywhere.
2002-11-19 Neesus to deliver WLAN solutions Avnet subsidiary
Wavelength Design Solutions has signed Neesus Datacom Inc. to provide WLAN software development services to their customers who incorporate wireless technology into their end products.
2002-09-30 Nanotron Tech moves into WLAN market with new RFIC
Nanotron Technologies GmbH has introduced a wireless networking IC that is expected to pose a challenge to the already existing Bluetooth, Home RF, and IEEE 802.11b system solutions prevalent in the market today.
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