October 29, 2008
Atheros Launches First Members of Align Product Family
US-based Atheros Communications, a developer of advanced semiconductor system solutions, has launched the first members of its Align product family, a portfolio of wireless LAN solutions based on the IEEE draft 802.11n 1-stream specification.
According to the company, the single-stream feature enables a new class of Wi-Fi devices that deliver performance enhancements over the existing 802.11g technology, at comparable price points. Align solutions are also forward compatible to higher-performance, multi-stream, MIMO-based 802.11n.
Initial Align solutions target the low-cost notebook, netbook, home networking and consumer electronics markets, enabling end-to-end, 1-stream connectivity for WLAN operation.
Todd Antes, vice president of computing and consumer networking for Atheros, said: "With Align, consumers will benefit from a new class of standards-based Wi-Fi products that deliver greater networking efficiency on every key measureperformance, power and price."