Features beam-forming technology and integrated Thick MAC processor
Lantiq, a supplier of broadband access and home networking technologies, has unveiled new 802.11n WLAN offerings, featuring advanced beam-forming technology and an integrated "Thick MAC" processor.
The company said that the WAVE300 beam-forming technology is capable of intelligently providing high-bandwidth data rates directly to end user devices. It helps manufacturers extend the reach of their WLAN devices and eliminate dead wireless spots for users at home.
Lantiq claimed that the WAVE300 family also enhances the streaming of HDTV via WLAN and allow multiple simultaneous HD streams without packet loss.
The WAVE300 architecture intelligently offloads the main processor by executing all real-time and processor-intensive operations on the "Thick MAC".
The 11n family achieves a maximum 3×3 MIMO (Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output) data rates up to 200 Mbps net throughput on single band implementation and dual-mode capable chips in the family reach up to 270 Mbps net throughput in concurrent mode operation.
Lantiq said that it is providing several software and pin-compatible versions of the WAVE300, all in 65nm, optimised for various application needs, from low-cost standard WLAN 11n 2×2 products to video-grade WLAN.