Tag: Wi-Fi


There is an ever-increasing demand for more functionality and complexity to be added to wireless access points. To address these requirements, systems designers must rely on hardware implemented features like dedicated programmable classification, hardware-based queuing and QoS with inter-layer optimization; these provide superior performance versus software-based implementations and also provide tight latency bounds in serving low power clients. In this … Continued

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Policy frameworks usually can vary broadly from one system vendor to the next, from a no-rules approach to performing deep packet inspection-based classification. However, all policies need to be based on Mobility policies per user ID Applications like SIP, H.323, Skype, MSN Messenger AP and station location Port’s subnet SSID of the wireless network It is also essential that the … Continued

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The data bandwidth requirements of Wi-Fi devices have been increasing tenfold every five years while the number of Wi-Fi devices inside the home is doubling every year. This means the data processing requirement of wireless access points is growing at a compounded rate. With the advent of devices with 802.11ac connectivity, the trend is expected to continue at a much … Continued

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Based in Taiwan, Realtek Semiconductor is one of the world’s leading networking and multimedia IC providers, designing multiple high-performance networking chipsets that incorporate MIPS CPUs. This includes the new RTL8197F SoC for mainstream Wi-Fi access points and routers. MIPS processors are used widely across networking and communications products, providing an ideal combination of performance, power consumption, and silicon area, together … Continued

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With the Wi-Fi Alliance launch of the second generation of the 802.11ac certification program, the Wi-Fi industry has taken another huge step forward in increasing the speed of Wi-Fi – and more importantly a big step in improving the efficiency of Wi-Fi networks. When it was officially approved in 2014, the IEEE 802.11ac standard introduced a number of features that … Continued

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Back in March 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) – a government agency tasked with regulating interstate communications in the United States – issued a security document that included a series of provisions related to the use of wireless devices that operate in the U-NII radio bands. In essence, the FCC wanted the manufacturers of routers and other networking equipment … Continued

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Whenever I talk about Imagination Technologies, my colleagues in the industry almost always identify us with PowerVR and MIPS – two of the biggest brands in the GPU and CPU space, respectively. However, Imagination is starting to make a name for itself in the wireless market courtesy of Ensigma, our powerful connectivity technology. One of the main characteristics of Ensigma … Continued

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Since their release, the Ensigma Series4 family of Radio Processing Units (RPUs) has been the powerhouse for high-performance connectivity standards such as 802.11ac 2×2 and 802.11n 4×4 as well as many TV and radio broadcast standards supported by Imagination. Multiple customers have licensed these RPUs to integrate more (or all) high-performance connectivity on-chip; examples include S2-Tek, Toshiba, Elvees, Rockchip, and … Continued

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