Marvell Announces Industry's First 802.11n 450 Mbps Solution for Highest Wi-Fi Throughput...

Wed Jan 2, 2008 9:00am EST

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Marvell Announces Industry's First 802.11n 450 Mbps Solution for Highest Wi-Fi
Throughput and Extended Range
New Marvell TopDog 11n-450 Offers Peak Performance for PCs, Notebooks,
Routers, Printers and Consumer Electronics Devices

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Marvell
(Nasdaq: MRVL) announced today the Marvell(R) TopDog(R) 11n-450, an 802.11n
3x3 WLAN solution with three spatial streams, the industry's first 802.11n
chip operating at 450 Megabits-per-second (Mbps). With maximum bandwidth more
than eight times faster than 802.11g 54 Mbps versions and 1.5 times faster
than current 802.11n 300 Mbps offerings, the new product will enable
significant performance enhancements for notebooks and desktop PCs, printers,
routers, set top boxes, digital TVs, gaming devices and DVD players and
recorders. The TopDog 11n-450 provides 500 percent increased range over
802.11g, as well as 160 percent increased range compared to competing 802.11n
    "Marvell is first-to-market with an 802.11n 450 Mbps solution so
manufacturers can deliver industry-leading wireless range and performance to
consumers who are seeking faster and more powerful Wi-Fi capabilities," said
Sameer Bidichandani, senior director of technology strategy, Marvell
Semiconductor. "Compliant with the 802.11n specification, the new Marvell
TopDog 11n-450 chip also offers Marvell-engineered enhancements to the
specification, such as Special Time Block Coding (STBC), that helps maintain
higher throughput over longer distances."
    For example, a user can move further from their wireless source while
performing real-time streaming video in multiple sessions, without
experiencing weaker signal strength, freezing frames or slower throughput.
    The TopDog 11n-450 delivers 3x3 capabilities with three transmitters and
three receivers, and is built on 90-nanometer (nm) CMOS process technology
making it a lower-power, lower-cost solution on top of its higher range and
performance. The product is backward-compatible with previous 802.11a, b, g
and n versions and currently sampling. It is expected to begin shipping in
volume next quarter.
    Marvell will be showcasing the new Marvell TopDog 11n-450, as well as its
cellular, video processing and power efficient products at CES Booth # 30651
in the South Hall.
    About Marvell
    Marvell (Nasdaq: MRVL) is a leader in the development of storage,
communications, and consumer silicon solutions. The company's diverse product
portfolio includes switching, transceiver, communications controller,
wireless, and storage solutions that power the entire communications
infrastructure including enterprise, metro, home, and storage networking. As
used in this release, the terms "company" and "Marvell" refer to Marvell
Technology Group Ltd. and its subsidiaries. For more information, visit
    Marvell(R) and TopDog(R) are registered trademark of Marvell or its
affiliates.    Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of

    For Further Information Contact:
    Diane Vanasse
    Marvell Media Relations

    Linda Sanders
    Marvell Analyst Relations

SOURCE  Marvell

media, Diane Vanasse, +1-408-242-0027,, or analysts,
Linda Sanders, +1-408-807-0910,, both of Marvell
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