NXP today launched a consumer electronics grade module for 802.11n wireless local area network (WLAN) applications.
The new solution, MRX2000 allows for faster wireless connectivity between everyday multimedia devices. Optimized for HD video streaming in both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the module can be integrated into a number of applications including Set-Top Boxes, Digital Media Adapters, TVs, Residential Gateways, Routers, Game Consoles, Media Center Applications, IP Set-Top Boxes, Digital Video Recorders and Home Cinema Systems.
The IEEE 802.11n addresses and overcomes the limitations of the existing 802.11a/b/g wireless networking standards, providing increased coverage area, higher throughput and better Quality of Service.
The NXP MRX2000 features a Convolution Code and an Advance Code (LDPC), uses Maximum Likelihood, and includes a 2x3 MIMO detector ? all of which boost performance. The 2x3 MIMO detector makes the solution more attractive and cost effective than 3x3 MIMO solutions, while the 5 GHz Band support (in addition to legacy 2.4 GHz) ensures the network does not interfere with other household applications like microwave ovens, baby monitors, cordless phones and Bluetooth devices. The 802.11n feature set also includes Advanced Aggregation, which enhances MAC efficiency; Fast Link Adaptation (FLA), which optimizes real home performance; and, the embedded Quality of Service (QoS) provided through EDCA plus admission control ensures perfect video without interruption.
NXP?s MRX2000 is now sampling, and will be in mass production end-Q3 2007.