Category Archives: Home networks

Poor Airgo

It looks like the good guys are going get together and win after all: MANHASSET, N.Y. — Intel has convinced fellow chip makers Broadcom, Atheros and Marvell to join forces outside of an IEEE wireless LAN group to develop an … Continue reading

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The TiVos of the Future

Software-based TiVo replacements are coming out of the woodwork. Freevo is open-source, and there’s SageTV, MythTV, SnapStream, and Media Center. TiVo is screwed.

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Bandwidth Advance Hints at Future Beyond Wi-Fi

Here’s a nice piece about UWB. There are different visions of UWB right now, ranging from cable replacement to a full-scale IP network, so we don’t know how it’s going to play out. But recent agreements between WiMedia and Wireless … Continue reading

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Good triumphs over evil

This is very good news: The IEEE working group dedicated to the next-generation 802.11n standard has settled on a single proposal, TGn Sync, members said late Thursday night. The proposal, which is backed by Atheros, Intel, Sony, Matsushita, Toshiba, and … Continue reading

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FCC ruling favors WiMedia

Today’s FCC ruling is a green-light for WiMedia/MBOA/Intel/TI, but to hear Freescale you’d think it was exactly what they wanted. Let’s be clear, it wasn’t. Freescale hoped the ruling would bar the WiMedia system from the marketplace, and it didn’t. … Continue reading

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DS-UWB vs. 802.11n: What’s the Best Connectivity Option?

According to Freescale guy Matt Wellborn, UWB is faster, cheaper, and less power-hungry than 802.11n: Current proposals for scaling 802.11 systems to higher rates (500 Mbits/s or more) in 802.11n are based on the continued use of 64-QAM. Scaling to … Continue reading

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UWB’s fate to be decided this week

More on UWB and the FCC at Techworld.com: UWB is a challenge to regulators like the FCC and the UK’s Ofcom, which are accustomed to licensing most frequencies exclusively, because it spreads radio signals across a broad range of spectrum … Continue reading

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FCC ruling expected

Excellent business journalist Dana Blankenhorn says a ruling is expected from the FCC real soon now that will clarify MBOA’s legal status. The main issues is that MBOA uses frequency hopping to reduce emissions in each frequency band by lower … Continue reading

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UWB Merger

Here are some handy links on the Wi-Media/MBOA merger we mentioned yesterday: MBOA, WiMedia tie UWB knot (by Patrick Mannion) EE Times Comms Design Alliance Simplifies Ultrawideband Debate (by Mark Hachman) eWeek Extreme Tech “Ultrawideband Groups Merge” (by Eric Griffith) … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi Networking News scoops the world

Glenn Fleishmann’s Wi-Fi Networking News scoops the MSM on the merger of the two leading UWB organizations: The two leading industry groups for ultrawideband merge: The Multi-Band OFDM Alliance and the WiMedia Alliance are merging their two groups to align … Continue reading

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