Marvell's New Wi-Fi Chip Goes 'MIMO'
Marvell today announced a new Wi-Fi radio that takes advantage of the multiple-in, multiple-out (MIMO) antenna array design used by WiMax and LTE networking equipment. The Avastar 88W8797 module is a system on a chip and includes Wi-Fi transmission beamforming, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy, and FM transmit/receive. Using the MIMO antenna design allows the chip to deliver Wi-Fi at up to 300Mbps, says Marvell. Marvell believes the new Wi-Fi radio is ideal for devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Qualcomm Amps Up its Wi-Fi Lineup
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm, today unveiled new Wi-Fi products that promise to boost performance for a range of consumer electronics. The company added the QCA9377 chip to its 802.11ac 2.0 ecosystem, which Qualcomm says brings the benefits of multi-user multi-input/multi-output (MU-MIMO) to mobile devices.
Broadcom Intros New Wi-Fi Chip for Smartphones
Broadcom today announced the BCM4358, a high-end Wi-Fi radio for flagship smartphones and tablets. The BCM4358 employs an 802.11ac 2x2 MIMO configuration for improved throughput and speeds, which Broadcom says can reach 650Mbps.
T-Mobile Debuts 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM to Double Speed
T-Mobile today announced two significant updates to its network: first, it has launching 4x4 MIMO, and second, it has increased its network footprint. The 4x4 MIMO (multiple-in, multiple-out) technology falls under the LTE-Advanced category.
Apple Reveals Smaller iPhone SE
Apple today announced the iPhone SE, a smaller, less-expensive alternative to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The SE's defining feature is the 4-inch display, which helps keep the footprint in check; the design is similar to that of the iPhone 5/5S.
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