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Broadcom to unveil four faster Wi-Fi chips

Due to a reporting error, the story, "Broadcom to unveil faster Wi-Fi chips," posted to the wire on Wednesday, incorrectly identified the bandwidth available in a version of the 802.11ac standard. The standard allows for a frequency band of 160MHz.

The story has been corrected on the wire. The ninth paragraph now reads as follows:

Chips for 11ac Wi-Fi in mobile phones, which will need different interfaces, will come later this year from Broadcom, Hurlston said. And for now, the company is not building to another specification in the standard that uses an even wider frequency band of 160MHz for a theoretical speed of nearly 2G bps. Devices won't get access to that many frequencies in very many settings, so 160MHz products are less practical, according to Hurlston.

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia. Stephen's e-mail address is [email protected]


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