Ralink's 802.11n APSOC/iNIC RT2880 Passes DFS Testing

Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:00am EST

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CUPERTINO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--Ralink Technology Corporation, a leading developer of 802.11xchipsets, today announced that its 802.11n APSOC and iNIC (IntelligentNetwork Interface Card) RT2880 has received Dynamic FrequencySelection (DFS) certification from Sporton International Inc., aleading telecommunication mobile certification body and serviceprovider recognized by the FCC, Notified Body, DGT and CTIA. DFS is a recent FCC requirement for operation in the 5.3 GHz andnewly-available 5.4 GHz bands. It shifts client and access pointradios to a different channel if it detects a radar transmission, andwill automatically adjust the strength of the radio signal to increaseor decrease the coverage area. RT2880 is Ralink's 802.11n APSoC/iNIC with a built in MIPSprocessor to enable total wireless LAN offload from the host CPU. Nowwith DFS capabilities it allows Ralink's customers to build Accesspoints/router designs, Broadband platforms, Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridgesand Dual band concurrent routers without limitation in the 5GHzfrequency band. "We chose Sporton because of their renowned international DFStesting capabilities and world class testing facilities best suitedfor networking products," said Rick Jeng, president of RalinkTechnology. "The DFS certification is another testament to ourcommitment in the worldwide regulatory capability complying with DFSin the 802.11n chipset development that enables our customers to useany portion of the unlicensed 5 GHz using a single radio." "We congratulate Ralink Technology for achieving international DFScertification for RT2880," said Leo Huang, Manager of EMC & SAFETGroup at Sporton International Inc., "Ralink's 802.11n chip meets theworldwide DFS capability requirements." The RT2880 is undergoing FCC certification and expects to receivethe certification in January 2008. For more information please visitwww.ralinktech.com. About Ralink Technology Corporation Ralink Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and developerof wireless LAN chipset solutions. Ralink 802.11x chipsets arerecognized for superior throughput, extended range, low-powerconsumption and consistent reliability demanded by Wi-Fi, mobile andembedded applications. These feature-rich chipsets have a high levelof chip integration for client and AP solutions for CB, miniPCI, PCIand USB interfaces, enabling customers to build smaller and moresophisticated mobile wireless products cost-effectively. Ralink'spatented MIMObility(TM) technology extends Wi-Fi applications fromtraditional PC networking to a range of digital multimedia andhandheld devices including cell phones, PDAs, cameras, print servers,HDTV and video game players. Ralink customers can look forward tocontinuous improvements in speed, bandwidth and reliability withemerging 802.11n solutions for next-generation high-performance Wi-Fi.Ralink Technology was founded in 2001 with headquarters in Hsin-chu,Taiwan and an R&D center in Cupertino, California. For moreinformation, visit Ralink at www.ralinktech.com.Ralink Technology CorporationLillian Chiu, 408-725-8070Copyright Business Wire 2007


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