Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Qualcomm intros Draft N Wi-Fi chip for cellphones

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Tue June 2, 2009

Qualcomm Draft N module

Qualcomm on Monday announced the upcoming launch of its 802.11n wireless local-area networking (WLAN) chip for portable electronics devices such as cell phones and MIDs, the WCN1312. The 7mm by 7mm device can support data transfer speeds as fast as 72Mbps. Built on 65nm CMOS technology, it contains a 2.4GHz 802.11n baseband processor, media-access controller, RF transceiver and other necessary hardware.

The chip supports at least Qualcomm's own BREW platform as well as Android and Windows Mobile. Qualcomm says the WCN1312 is the first mobile handset device to support both 1x1 and 1x2 dual-receive antenna configurations that aim to increase range and data throughput.

Samples of the WCN1312 will be sent out before month's end, with volume production expected during the fall season.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker

There could very well be a new king of the hill for Bluetooth speakers, with Sound Blaster's recent entry into the marketplace. Bringi ...

Kenu Airframe Plus

Simple, stylish and effective, the Kenu Airframe + portable car mount is the latest addition to Kenu's lineup. Released earlier this y ...

Plantronics Rig Surround 7.1 headset

Trying to capture the true soundscape of video games can be a daunting task. Looking to surround-sound home theater options, users hav ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News