Broadcom has launched the release of IEEE 802.11ac chips
At the end of last year, Broadcom announced its intention to release chips based on the new IEEE 802.11ac communication standard. This standard is about three times faster than IEEE 802.11n, so the news has interested many manufacturers of network equipment, mobile devices and laptops. Actually, as promised, the first chips based on IEEE 802.11ac have already been created, and on Monday, at the Consumer Electronics Show, which will be held in Las Vegas, these chips will be demonstrated to the public.
By the way, now Broadcom only creates chips for personal computers, the corresponding chips for mobile devices will be released a little later. And in a month or two you can expect the appearance of the first devices using IEEE 802.11ac. Interestingly, all this is being released even before the Wi-Fi Alliance certifies the new standard, which should happen no earlier than the fourth quarter of 2012. Actually, this was the case with chips and devices with the IEEE 802.11ac standard.
Broadcom calls the new 5G WiFi standard. Theoretically, 5G WiFi bandwidth is up to 1.3 Gb / s. In practice, the milestone of 1.1 Gb / s was achieved. This bandwidth is due to the simultaneous use of three channels, each of which allows you to transmit and receive data at a speed of 350 Mb / s.
Soon, chips will be presented that can be used not only in PCs, but also in routers, as well as in other devices. As for the other company, Qualcomm Atheros, they are talking about the release of new chips around the middle of 2012. Qualcomm Atheros executives are going to wait until the technology is finalized, after which they will also release new chips.