Thursday, April 20, 2006

Blueprint: Broadband Wireless

WiMAX has incredible potential in the wireless world, ranging in usage models from fixed to portable to mobile. It is clear, however, that “plugged in” wireless does not take advantage of wireless’ key attribute – the ability to move about. Once the end user is un-tethered from a plug in the wall and allowed to move around in either a portable or eventually mobile manner, the requirements demanded from the products becomes intense. These demands largely fall on the ASICs or SoCs inside the products, and include power consumption, size and signal gain to name a few.