Comments on: Smaller, Low Power Wi-Fi Chips on the Way

Phillips Electronics and Broadcom have announced new semiconductor Wi-Fi 802.11b chips and solutions, suitable for use in mobile devices such as PDAs and mobile handsets. The new chips are much smaller and more power efficient than current Wi-Fi solutions on the market and enable WLAN connectivity without dramatically compromising battery life.
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let's see them soon

Tech72 @ 9/9/2003 1:44:14 PM #
here's hope that these will reach the retial market

yeah first post ^^^

Tech72 @ 9/9/2003 1:49:43 PM #
I wonder if this would fit in an sd... it said postage stamp size....

first response to this post! Woot! ^^^
stephen007 @ 9/9/2003 2:44:49 PM #
I sure hope so.

hgoldner @ 9/9/2003 3:53:44 PM #
At last I'll be able to replace that chip the CIA implanted in me while I was sleeping with something smaller......
RE: finaly!!!
Tech72 @ 9/9/2003 5:19:42 PM #
hey if you replace it with an SDIO slot you could have
a memory backup.... :0

RE: yeah first post ^^^
pen_n_paper @ 9/11/2003 11:20:21 AM #
LOL! I pray it would be in a SD or MMC form...12 bucks? I want one!

If you don't understand this post please
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RE: yeah first post ^^^
malweth @ 11/25/2003 9:49:05 AM #
$12 is for the chipset... and that's only if you buy 10,000 of them.

As an example, Memory card company A could purchase a single lot of the Philips chipset for $120,000 ($12 a chip).

This could (hopefully) then be incorporated onto a SD card which requires power, memory, and other components to drive the chipset. I'm not sure what the current 802.11b chips run, but the SDIO card is about $100. You can figure that'll be about the price for the other chipsets too.

I just want the 802.11b SDIO with PALM drivers to come out... they said November, and Nov is almost done!



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