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Atheros "Aligns" With Consumers

Oct 29, 2008, 12:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Naomi Graychase)

"The Align family is a family of single stream 11n products, according to the IEEE specs, which are ideal for upgrading legacy g. All those products that fill the entry-level shelves and PCs--we are suggesting that we can bring 11n performance and power at costs similar to g. In 2009, we’re promoting this new family as a way to move forward from legacy g to 11n.," Todd Antes, VP Marketing at Atheros, told Wi-FiPlanet.

"Atheros says its Align solutions deliver up to 150 Mbps PHY rates and leverage the efficiencies of the 802.11n media access control (MAC) technology to achieve actual throughput levels up to five times that of legacy 802.11g. The higher throughput of 1-stream products can improve network efficiency by occupying the wireless channel for shorter periods than slower 11g devices. This reduces congestion and increases the capacity for additional wireless devices, says Antes."

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