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Intel prepares to bring WiMAX to the masses

Intel is preparing for a WiMAX revolution with the unveiling of its new single-chip, multi-band WiMAX/WiFi radio. The new mobile solution will combine long-range and short-range wireless connectivity in the form of the Intel WiMAX Connection 2300 chipset.

The Intel WiMAX Connection 2300 will be the focal point for Intel's next generation Centrino mobile platform. Not only will WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) and WiFi (802.11n draft) be supported, but as previously reported on DailyTech, the chipset will also feature 3G connectivity by incorporating HSDPA.

"Intel continues to drive innovation in mobile broadband access by eliminating the seams that prevent ubiquitous wireless connectivity," said Intel's Sean Maloney. "The Intel WiMAX Connection 2300 will help speed the deployment of mobile WiMAX, and accelerate the availability of a new wave of 'personal broadband' laptops and mobile devices that deliver the real Internet."

Intel's latest chipset supports MIMO technology for increased WiFi bandwidth and signal quality as well as low-power requirements and a reduced thermal envelope making it suitable for installation in thin and light notebooks. WiMAX and WiFi functionality will also be controlled from the same central software application for better connectivity management.

Intel is currently in the process of validating the module and hopes to sample the card by the end of 2007.

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Wimax range
By restrada on 12/7/2006 5:07:09 PM , Rating: 2
Does anyone know the range on WiMax?

RE: Wimax range
By jmn2519 on 12/7/2006 6:09:02 PM , Rating: 2
from wikipedia:
10Mbps at 10Km

Backwards Compatible?
By pnyffeler on 12/7/2006 5:25:02 PM , Rating: 3
Does anybody know if the new Wimax chip will be mini-PCI and backwards compatible with every other laptop, including the existing Centrino laptops? Will you need a new antenna to make it work?

By klingon on 12/7/2006 3:47:15 PM , Rating: 2
Well its a good step by intel to integrate WiMAX into its Centrino Platform, as this technology is being adapted by most of the big cities....This means tht we can sit anywhere inside the city and check our mails at 2 to 3 megabits per sec(i suppose).....A good feature about WiMAX Radio is that the signal is received even when ure drivin at 60mph.

By Xkaliber on 12/7/06, Rating: -1
RE: First
By webdawg77 on 12/7/06, Rating: 0
RE: First
By Xkaliber on 12/7/06, Rating: -1
RE: First
By webdawg77 on 12/7/2006 3:16:59 PM , Rating: 2
It is one more comment that has nothing to do with the article. Why even post it? Do you win a prize for being "first" the most times in a day?

RE: First
By Flunk on 12/7/2006 4:49:06 PM , Rating: 2
I think they should ban people for this on the first offense. This is really annoying, why post anything if you have nothing to say?

RE: First
By ksherman on 12/7/2006 7:14:19 PM , Rating: 1
agreed, bye bye! ;-)

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