Airgo Networks recently announced their new AGN100-WiFi chipset utilizing a multiple antenna system extending Wi-Fi data rates to 108 Mbps per channel. The new chipset is compatible with 802.11a, b, and g standards.
The improved data performance of the AGN100 chipset will allow new applications like high-definition video distribution. In addition the AGN100 enables multimedia wireless home entertainment and communication via simultaneous transmission of high definition video, DVD-quality music, interactive gaming and data networking.
Airgo's chipset increases the throughput, range, and reliability of WI-Fi devices by utilizing Airgo's multi-antenna transmission and reception technology. The chipset is the world's first mass-market product to incorporate Multiple-Input-Mutiple-Output (MIMO) technology. The AGN100 achieves the promise of the pioneering multi-antenna signal processing research that Airgo founders began at Stanford Univeristy ih 1995.
THe AGN100 is a highly integrdated two-chip set that includes a Baseband/MAC chip (AGN100BB) and an RF chip (AGN100RF). The chipset is built with a scalable architecture that allows manufacturers to implement single antenna systems using just one RF chip or increase performance by adding additional RF chips.
The chipset supports all 802.11 a, b, and g modes and also extends rates to 108 Mbps. It incorporates the latest innovations from the IEEE802.11 working group.