Intel Rosedale 802.16-2004 WiMax Chip

Intel expects its first-generation WiMax chips to spawn devices for wireless broadband end-users that cost less than $ 200 and won’t require a visit by a service provider. The chips, code-named Rosedale and now shipping to key system makers in sample quantities, will support long-range services that can penetrate the outer wall of a home or office, so customers should be able to install the client equipment themselves. The system makers now getting Rosedale samples will build them into test devices over the next six to nine months and roll out their equipment to end users next year. Another standard under development, known as IEEE 802.16e, should lead to services in 2006 that a user will be able to access from multiple locations around a metropolitan area. True mobility comes in 2007, when Intel expects to deliver WiMax chips that fit in cell phones and can be used with services that hand off the user from one base station to another.


Intel expects its first-generation WiMax chips to spawn devices for wireless broadband end-users that cost less than $ 200 and won’t require a visit by a service provider. The chips, code-named Rosedale and now shipping to key system makers in sample quantities, will support long-range services that can penetrate the outer wall of a home or office, so customers should be able to install the client equipment themselves. The system makers now getting Rosedale samples will build them into test devices over the next six to nine months and roll out their equipment to end users next year. Another standard under development, known as IEEE 802.16e, should lead to services in 2006 that a user will be able to access from multiple locations around a metropolitan area. True mobility comes in 2007, when Intel expects to deliver WiMax chips that fit in cell phones and can be used with services that hand off the user from one base station to another.

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