Single Chip RFIC
Metalink introduces a family of products, WLANPlus, that will enable IEEE 802.11n networks to deliver the necessary performance and coverage to handle high-bandwidth digital entertainment content. The company's initial product for this market segment is a single-chip RF device to support Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna technology used in the IEEE 802.11n standard being developed for next-generation Wi-Fi. Metalink integrate two transmit and receive RF chains on one Real- MIMO chip (2 × 2 MIMO). The MtW8150 device features two complete and independent transmit and receive RF chains on a single device, and is designed to be compliant with any IEEE 802.11n standard that is ratified. Operating in the 4.9 to 5.9 GHz frequency range, it supports the pre-standard IEEE 802.11n specification and also can operate on the 20 MHz frequency channel to maintain legacy interoperability.