Friday, November 27, 2015
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
LG Display Makes Huge Investment in OLED Panels
Sony To Bring Remote Play Feature To PS4
MINIX NEO U1 Media Hub for Android Coming Next Week
Samsung Joins Audi’s Progressive SemiConductor Program
German ISPs May Block Music-sharing Sites: court
Study Says HTTPS Certificate and SSH Key Reuse Endangers Millions of Devices Worldwide
SK Hynix Rejects Chinese Take-over Offer
New Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone Launched With Kirin 950 Inside
Active Discussions
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
How to burn a backup copy of The Frozen Throne
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
Copied dvd's say blank in computer only
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
 Home > News > PC Parts > Intel r...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Monday, April 18, 2005
Intel reveals Wimax wireless chip

Tech giant Intel has unveiled a chip that gives access to wide-reaching wireless networks.

The new chip uses Wimax, which enables broadband connections over several miles, unlike the short range of wi-fi used in specific locations. The company has announced a series of trials with partners, including BT, around the world. Wimax is seen as a method of extending broadband reach to whole cities, rural areas and countries with low net use.

It is also seen by some analysts as a potential competitor to mobile phone networks, although such a clash is still some way off. Intel and other Wimax supporters will be hoping that the release of a chip will do for the technology what Centrino chips did for the spread of wi-fi. The implementation of wi-fi-ready chips inside laptops by Intel helped propel the rapid growth of wi-fi networks around the world.

Will laptops soon be making use of Wimax technology? Sean Maloney, head of Intel's mobility unit, said many trials were under way, but the actual deployment of mobile Wimax would not start this year. "You'll probably see things at the back end of 2006, you'll probably see some... trials earlier than that," he told the Reuters news agency.

Intel's new chip, codename Rosedale, is expected to power devices to receive Wimax signals. Unlike wi-fi, which can be set up by individuals to form home networks, or in individual offices, cafes and airports, Wimax is engineered to cover an entire city or physical area.

It offers the potential of always-on, always-accessible broadband networks across a wide area and could have a huge impact on the use of the internet on the move, and in areas such as net telephony. Scott Richardson, general manager of Intel's broadband wireless business, said Wimax equipment was probably still too expensive for wide adoption, but that Intel and networking equipment makers were working to push equipment costs below $200 (110) from the $300 to $500 level.

"It's our vision and our strategy to really drive that price point down," Mr Richardson said. Intel is working with a number of partners to develop standards for Wimax, and early versions of the technology are already in limited use. A pre-Wimax technology powers broadband connections on the London to Brighton train service in the UK.

"Most of the world does not have (broadband) infrastructure," said Mr Maloney. "For most of the world this will be how they will get broadband," he said. Meanwhile, Intel announced on Monday that the first PCs to use its new dual-core chips have gone on sale. Dual-core chips boost the processing power of chips and the new machines, made by Alienware, Dell and Velocity Micro, are aimed at computer hobbyists and gamers.

Samsung plans 0.85-inch hard-disk drive this year        All News        First Lawsuit In MPAA Illegal Fileswapping Actions
Samsung plans 0.85-inch hard-disk drive this year     PC Parts News      Intel releases Dual-Core Processor-based Systems

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Intel Optane Memory Products Coming Next Year
Intel Advances High Performance Computing System Designs
Intel Expands The Xeon processor D-1500 Product Family And Unveils New Ethernet Controllers
Google Open Sources TensorFlow Machine Learning System
Intel Unveils New IoT Platform
Facebook Reports Progress In Artificial Intelligence Research
Intel Introduces Smart Tiny House Concept For IoT Connected Devices
Intel To Invest In Non-Volatile Memory
Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v5 Family Powers New Entry-level Workstations
Intel-Powered Arduino 101 Board Coming Next Year
Intel Reports Flat Revenue Despite Low PC Sales
New Firmware For Intel 750 Series SSD MAkes Your PC Booy Up Faster

Most Popular News
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .