Monday, December 11, 2006

The attack of the killer Ns

A host of 802.11n draft products are rolling out this holiday season, including a consumer-focused chip set from Metalink announced today. The company has tapped the latest process technologies to shrink its three chip set down to two that consumer 2W maximum, cost less than $20 in high volumes and offer as much as 210Mbits/second of data throughput.

As these chips begin appearing in PCs, media adapters and a retail flood of routers and gateways, it could establish a beachhead of good-enough technology in the home. I think coax, powerline and HPNA will find a big threat with .11n this year. What's your view? --rbm

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