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IEEE 802.11n Technology and Market Product Image

IEEE 802.11n Technology and Market

  • Published: July 2008
  • PracTel Inc

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The emerging IEEE802.11n standard is certain to enhance wireless communications for businesses and consumers of all types. It promises the speed comparative with wireline Fast Ethernet speed and higher, and the range higher than other 802.11 devices able to support. For the system builder, that translates into lower hardware expenditures for both internal wiring and access points.

The 802.11n standard is still in the development form A final standard is not likely to be released by the IEEE until late 2008, or even 2009. At the time of this report writing, the latest Draft of this standard is Draft 4; WiFI Alliance created a certification program for the WiFi devices, including 802.11n, which are certified as per Draft 2 of this standard.

Currently, the 802.11n vendors have already created an industry, which analyzed in this report. Both chipset and platform manufacturers are working hard to reach the 802.11n evolving market.

2007 was the first year when 802.11n products contributed sizably in the total WiFi market Prognoses for 2008 are even more encouraging: nearly 50% of Wi-Fi chipsets on a market in 2008 are expected to adhere to the new draft standard - double READ MORE >

1.0 Introduction

1.1 General

1.2 IEEE802.11

1.3 Scope

1.3.1 Long Process

1.4 Research Methodology

1.5 Target Audience

2.0 WLAN Standardization

2.1 History- Phased Approach

2.2 802.11n Status

2.3 Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC)

2.4 Standard Enhancement

2.4.1 Draft v. 1.0

2.4.2 Draft v. 2.0

2.4.3 Draft v.3.0-v. 4.0

2.5 WiFi Alliance

3.0 802.11n Technology

3.1 Advanced Technologies: MIMO and Others

3.1.1 General

3.1.2 MIMO

3.1.2.1 Directions

3.1.2.1.1 “True MIMO”

3.1.2.1.2 BeamFlex

3.1.2.1.3 Atheros

3.1.3 Spatial Multiplexing

3.1.4 OFDM

3.1.5 Channel Bonding

3.1.6 Packet Aggregation



4.0 Features

4.1 Specifics

4.2 Channel Bandwidth

4.3 Security

4.4 Adaptation



5.0 Benefits and Applications

5.1 Benefits

5.2 Applications



6.0 Market

6.1 General: Drivers

6.2 Market Forecast

6.2.1 Model Assumptions

6.2.2 Forecast

6.2.2.1 Chipsets

6.2.2.2 Equipment

7.0 Industry Players

Aruba (AP)

Asus (Router)

Atheros (Chipsets)

Buffalo (Router, AP)

Belkin (Router, Adaptors)

Broadcom (Chipsets)

Cisco (AP)

Colubris (AP)

D-Link (Router)

Encore (Adapter)

Edimax (Router, Adapter)

Extreme (AP)

Extricom (AP)

Gemtek (Router)

Hitachi

Intel (Chipsets)

Linksys (Routers)

Marvell (Chipsets)

Meru (Family of Products)

Metalink (Chipsets)

Motorola

NEC (Router)

Netgear (Router, AP)

RedPine (Chipsets)

Ruckus (AP)

Ralink (Chipsets)

Qualcomm (Chipsets)

Siemens (AP)

SiGe (Chipsets)

TopCom (Router)

Trapeze (Controller)

TrendNet (Routers, AP)

ZyXel (AP, Router, Adapter)

8.0 Conclusions

List of Figures



Figure 1: Evolution

Figure 2: Basic two-antenna MIMO system with two-stream SDM example

Figure 3: 802.11 Protocol Family MAC Frame Structure

Figure 4: Addressable Market: Worldwide WiFi Chipsets Shipping (Unit M)

Figure 5: Addressable Market: 802.11n Chipsets Worldwide Shipping (Unit M)

Figure 6; Addressable Market: WiFi Chipsets Worldwide Shipping ($B)

Figure 7: Addressable Market: 802.11n Chipsets Worldwide Shipping ($B)

Figure 8: Market Geography: 802.11 Chipsets Production

Figure 9: Market Estimate: 802.11n Equipment Shipping ($B)

Figure 10: Addressable Market: 802.11n Equipment Sales (Unit M)

List of Tables

Table 1: IEEE 802.11a Standard Major Characteristics

Table 2: IEEE 802.11b Standard Major Characteristics

Table 3: IEEE 802.11g Standard Major Characteristics

Table 4: 802.11 Standards Characteristics

Table 5: Comparison of Different 802.11 Members Transfer Rates

- Aruba (AP)

- Asus (Router)

- Atheros (Chipsets)

- Buffalo (Router, AP)

- Belkin (Router, Adaptors)

- Broadcom (Chipsets)

- Cisco (AP)

- Colubris (AP)

- D-Link (Router)

- Encore (Adapter)

- Edimax (Router, Adapter)

- Extreme (AP)

- Extricom (AP)

- Gemtek (Router)

- Hitachi

- Intel (Chipsets)

- Linksys (Routers)

- Marvell (Chipsets)

- Meru (Family of Products)

- Metalink (Chipsets)

- Motorola

- NEC (Router)

- Netgear (Router, AP)

- RedPine (Chipsets)

- Ruckus (AP)

- Ralink (Chipsets)

- Qualcomm (Chipsets)

- Siemens (AP)

- SiGe (Chipsets)

- TopCom (Router)

- Trapeze (Controller)

- TrendNet (Routers, AP)

- ZyXel (AP, Router, Adapter)

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