SiS today announced that SiS recently announced the combination of the SiS756 PCIe chipset with the SiS163 WLAN chip provides an all-new choice for desktop wireless platforms. The SiS756 chipset provides support for the new PCI Express specification, while the SiS163 WLAN chip provides support for 802.11b/g wireless LAN specifications. The SiS163/163U, the latest single-chip Medium Access Controller (MAC) and Baseband Processors (BBP) to support the IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards, are the smallest WLAN controllers on the market by using a smaller circuit layout, without sacrificing performance or cost. As well, the SiS163/163U do not require additional Flash or SRAM, further reducing size and weight, making the SiS163/163U ideal for mobile customers. Moreover, the SiS163U supports the Compact Flash 1.4 interface for digital cameras, PDAs and the upcoming “smart phones”. For the AMD Athlon™64 market, the SiS163/163U is ready with the latest AMD Athlon™64 drivers to ensure the best performance in Athlon™ 64 based systems.

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) today announced that SiS recently announced
the combination of the SiS756 PCIe chipset with the SiS163 WLAN chip provides an
all-new choice for desktop wireless platforms. The SiS756 chipset provides
support for the new PCI Express specification, while the SiS163 WLAN chip
provides support for 802.11b/g wireless LAN specifications.

Although already quite common in notebooks, SiS is leading the way in Wireless
LAN (WLAN) technology application in desktop PCs. The combination of the SiS756
and SiS163 chips provide desktop computers with all-new capabilities in wireless
connectivity. The development of this chip combination paves the way for a
revolution in the way traditional local area networks are set up, giving
desktops the freedom to roam around a wireless network without the need to
rewire the network every time a PC is relocated. This revolution in network
technology will bring huge savings for businesses in network wiring costs, and
for home users, will provide significant reduction in the clutter of cables
required to build a home network. With the addition of dedicated software,
desktop PCs with the SiS chips can also be used as wireless APs to provide
shared Internet access to every computer with wireless capabilities.

The SiS756, featuring SiS’ leading HyperStreaming™ technology, integrates with
AMD’s exclusive 1GHz HyperTransport™ technology to deliver up to 2000MT/s.
Moreover, SiS MuTIOL® 1G technology, embedded in the SiS756 chipset, ensures the
smoothest data transfer between North and South Bridges and the fastest bus
architecture available on a desktop PC chipset. Matched with South Bridge
Chipset SiS965, the SiS756/965 offers a complete solution, simplifying sales and
support while offering users the most cutting edge features. The SiS965 features
a robust feature set for today’s demanding and varied PC applications, including
support for two PCI-E X1, gigabit LAN, 8 USB 2.0 ports, AC 97 7.1 channel sound,
4 SATA and 4 PATA devices. The SiS965 also supports SATA Multiple RAID disk
array modes in RAID0, 1, 0+1, and JBOD.

The SiS163/163U, the latest single-chip Medium Access Controller (MAC) and
Baseband Processors (BBP) to support the IEEE 802.11a/b/g standards, are the
smallest WLAN controllers on the market by using a smaller circuit layout,
without sacrificing performance or cost. As well, the SiS163/163U do not require
additional Flash or SRAM, further reducing size and weight, making the
SiS163/163U ideal for mobile customers. Moreover, the SiS163U supports the
Compact Flash 1.4 interface for digital cameras, PDAs and the upcoming "smart
phones".SiS also supports the Linux, WinCE 4.2, and WinCE .NET environments and
providing NDIS drivers (such as Win9x/ME/2000/XP/NT 4.0), diagnostic programs
and EEPROM setup tools for the SiS163/163U. For the AMD Athlon™64 market, the
SiS163/163U is ready with the latest AMD Athlon™64 drivers to ensure the best
performance in Athlon™ 64 based systems.

Information of SiS163:


Features

Benefits
IEEE
802.11a/b/g standard compliant
- Support
DSSS/CCK modulation scheme
IEEE 802.11g
standard compliant
- Support
DSSS/CCK and OFDM modulation scheme
Support
Quality of Service (QoS)
- Support
IEEE 802.11e standard
Support data
rates
- DSSS/CCK
modulation scheme: 1, 2, 5.5, 11 Mbps
– OFDM modulation scheme: 6,9,12,18,24,36,48,54 Mbps
Internal IEEE
802.11 WEP/WPA engine
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支援
64/128 bits WEP encryption


802.i compliant AES encryption
Power
management by software programmable design
Enable MAC,
Baseband and RF components to enter sleep mode and extend the battery life
of mobile equipments