Feeds

Airgo cuts MIMO Wi-Fi chipset prices

Higher speeds over greater distances for less money

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Airgo, the Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) wireless technology pioneer Airgo, has launched new, low-cost Wi-Fi chipsets.

The company also cut prices on its existing True MIMO chipset. But while Airgo expects that to remain a premium product, it anticipates the new True G and True AG offerings to enable wireless equipement based upon them to cost much the same as regular 802.11g kit.

Airgo is able to price the G and AG products so low because they only incorporate two receive and two transmit antennae, compared to True MIMO's three receive and three transmit. And since the benefits of MIMO scale as you add more antennae, the cheaper products will not yield the same bandwidth and range gains that the True MIMO part provides.

Still, the the use of even two radios and with them leverage multipath signals that are more commonly written off as interference should boost True G and True AG performance well above that of standard 802.11a and 802.11g devices. The biggest gain will come with Airgo-based equipment at both ends of the link, but the company maintains and independent testing confirms, speed gains even when only one half of the link is based on Airgo technology.

Products based on True G and True AG are expected on store shelves within one month, Airgo said. It already supplies True MIMO chipsets to Belkin, Buffalo and Linksys. It did not say which companies it has signed to offer True G- and True AG-based access points and adaptors. ®

Related stories

Intel touts 'tuneable' Wi-Fi radio chip
Samsung notebooks to sport Airgo Wi-Fi booster
WiMAX summit: 'Standards-plus' could harm 802.16 roadmap
IEEE rejects Nokia-backed next-gen Wi-Fi proposal

Related stories

Netgear RangeMax MIMO wireless router
Belkin Wireless Pre-N Router

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'
iPhones bent in Norwich? As if the place wasn't weird enough
Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey
This Herod network's ace – but crap reception in bullrushes
Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s
China's grey market reports 'sluggish' sales of Apple mobe
Sea-Me-We 5 construction starts
New sub cable to go live 2016
New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality
Oettinger all about the infrastructure – but not big on substance
PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai
First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses
EE coughs to BROKEN data usage metrics BLUNDER that short-changes customers
Carrier apologises for 'inflated' measurements cockup
Comcast: Help, help, FCC. Netflix and pals are EXTORTIONISTS
The others guys are being mean so therefore ... monopoly all good, yeah?
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.