Yakum, IsraelMetalink Ltd. introduced its MtW8170 baseband chip, which, when combined with the company's already available MtW8150 RFIC, will comprise a single chipset targeting the emerging IEEE 802.11n standard for next-generation WiFi.
The complete chipset provides throughput of up to 243Mbits/s and supports the whole-house coverage requirement of at least 60Mbits/s of effective throughput to any room within 60 feet of the transmitter. The MtW8170 uses 2x2 or 2x3 MIMO technology to deliver the extended throughput and quality of service (QoS) necessary for video applications.
In addition to Real-MIMO technology, the chipset utilizes sophisticated techniques such as channel bonding, advanced forward error correction (FEC), and antenna loading to increase WLAN performance, and achieves a 50 percent improvement in MAC efficiency as compared to earlier 802.11 solutions. Adhering to 802.11n standard drafts, the chipset fully supports advanced 802.11i security features and the 802.11e QoS standard.
The chipset can be embedded in digital video recorders (DVRs), set-top boxes (STBs), high-definition televisions (HDTVs), media adaptors and other consumer electronics products to enable multimedia connectivity throughout the home.
The MtW8170 will be available in sample quantities in the third calendar quarter of 2005.
The MtW8170 is priced at $25.00 per chipset in high-volume quantities. It will begin sampling during 3Q 2005.
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