VT6655 VIA´s WLAN controller
VIA Networking Technologies, a developer
of network solutions, today announced the VIA Networking VT6655 WLAN Controller,
a single chip solution featuring an IEEE 802.11g media access controller (MAC)
and integrated baseband processor. Enabling data rates between wireless devices
of up to 54Mbps, WLAN modules based on the VIA Networking VT6655 can deliver
the bandwidth necessary for real-time streaming of high-definition digital multimedia
content in home networks, and provide high-speed email, web and LAN access to
multiple mobile users in corporate environments or public hotspots.
Designed with flexibility in mind, the VIA Networking VT6655 is compatible
with a choice of PCI 2.2, Mini-PCI or Cardbus interfaces, and offers seamless
compatibility with the leading RF chips currently available, ensuring WLAN module
makers benefit from a wider choice of RF vendors and potentially lower development
costs. Backwards compatible with the 802.11b standard, VIA Networking VT6655
based devices enable smooth migration for all 802.11b-based networks, without
the need to sacrifice existing WLAN infrastructure.
In addition to providing high-speed wireless communication between devices,
the VIA Networking VT6655 ensures optimum data security through the Wi-Fi Protected
Access (WPA) specification. The forthcoming WPA 2.0 specification is also supported,
which will be enabled through a downloadable software update. The VIA Networking
VT6655 is Wi-Fi certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance (formerly WECA), the global
organization that oversees the Wi-Fi interoperability certification program.
In order to receive official Wi-Fi certification, all IEEE 802.11 products must
undergo rigorous independent testing.
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