Single Chip WiFi

Gelln Fleishmann writes about Broadcam’s announcement that it will offer a single-chip, low-power 802.11b chip[ for USD 12-13 in quantities by early 2004: “Broadcom’s new system means that cell phones, MP3s players, handhelds, cameras, and other devices could offer integral 802.11b without draining batteries or filling external slots. Broadcom has some impressive slides on power usage, noting that their standby power mode is 97 percent more miserly than the Centrino chipset.”


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