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Intel releases next-generation WiMAX details

Posted on Friday, July 07 2006 @ 01:06:15 CEST by

Intel released more information about it's next-gen WiMAX chip:
Intel has started talking about a new wireless chipset called Rosedale 2. Previously, its Rosedale one only included support for 802.16d, which was the first iteration of WiMAX. According to the new Rosedale 2 specification however, Intel plans to support portable consumer premise equipment (CPE) with Rosedale 2 using 802.16e, which is WiMAX "mobile". What this means is that future Rosedale 2 based products will have WiMAX capabilities that will allow router-like functionality. A user will be able to take a CPE device with them, link up to a single-ended wireless point and then rebroadcast the signal for other users to connect to, essentially sharing one connection.

Intel's spokeswoman Amy Martin says that Rosedale 2 WiMAX will be able to operate in either 802.16d or 802.16e modes but not both at the same time. For standard devices such as those being integrated into notebooks, Intel's Rosedale 2 chip will be locked at 802.11d.
More details at DailyTech.



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