802.11a/b/g on one chip

Atheros AR5006X first 802.11a/b/g chip

Atheros has introduced the first Single-Chip 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Solution.

What this means for Pocket PCs and other gadgets is that it may soom be possible to have a low power wireless solution that supports more than just 802.11b.

A lot of large companies have 802.11a networks, and a lot of people are replacing their 802.11b networks with faster 802.11g networks: having an 802.11b device on a 802.11g hetwork slows it down for everyone, so 802.11a/b/g gadgets will definately be popular.

Of course, once this is in devices we will all be clamoring for 802.11n connectivity, then it will be WiMax, then the next wireless standard etc…….

Press Release

(via PDAGeek)