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802.11n finally moves forward: The IEEE task group on high-throughput wireless local area networking has confirmed the joint proposal group draft which itself came out of the Enhanced Wireless Consortium. Now 802.11n will move forward relatively rapidly to ratification, even though that formal process of finalizing details could take until 2007. That won’t delay shipping products at this point.
Broadcom meanwhile announced that what it’s dubbed its Intensi-fi chips are now available in sampling and incorporated in reference designs for manufacturers and support all mandatory draft 802.11n specifications. The chips will also support any changes in the spec through ratification via software updates. The chips will support over 300 Mbps of throughput.
The vote was 184 to 0 with four absentions, which is a quite remarkable outcome over years of jockeying, vitriol, and drama—and a fine contrast to the disbanding vote today in 15.3a for UWB.
Posted by Glennf at January 19, 2006 1:50 PM
Categories: Task Group N