Marvell today announced a draft 802.11n single-stream Wi-Fi device.
The Marvell 88W8786 supports bit rates up to 150 Mbps and has been sampling with "multiple customers" since "mid 2008". The company said products using the device are expected to be in production this quarter.
Marvell today announced an 802.11n 3x3 WLAN solution with three spatial streams, capable of operating at 450 Mbps.
The Marvell TopDog 11n-450 uses "Marvell-engineered enhancements" to the draft 11n specification, such as Special Time Block Coding (STBC), that helps maintain higher throughput over longer distances.
The new device delivers 3x3 capabilities with three transmitters and three receivers, and is built on a 90-nanometer (nm) CMOS process.
The product is currently sampling.and is expected to begin shipping "in volume" in 2Q08.
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