Intel finished its WiFi Link 4965AGN IEEE 802.11n chip which will be coupled with the Santa Rosa platform in Q2 2007.
However, since the chip is already finished it's possible that Intel will ship it with a slightly revamped Napa Refresh platform in the first quarter of next year.
Codenamed Kedron, Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN is a major upgrade of Santa Rosa platform. It supports 802.11n (also 802.11A/B/G) specification to allow the broadcast of High Definition Video in wireless network and it costs $29. However, it is not compatible to the old module as they have different interface. There also is a cheaper version for Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965 family, namely 4965AG. It contains all the function as 3945ABG and has 802.11A/B/G support only. This model is designed for interface compatibility to 4965AGN.
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Re: Intel Centrino Napa to get 802.11n in Q1 2007 by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 20 2006 @ 01:52:31 CET
If they made a replacement card to go into current Napa platforms, they'd sell millions...