February 19, 2009

ASUS Eee PC 1000HG Netbook enhanced by WiMax

Editor's Note:  This looks to be the hot little item these days.  I have two friends now that now owners of a "Netbook" class laptop.  With 3G now being integrated or offered via USB, this is the piece of hardware for the in the field technician / engineer.
It has been a rough couple of days for WiMax given that ClearWire may have to delay the network expansion if it doesn’t come up with $2 billion, but a WiMax capable ASUS Eee PC may just turn that frown upside down. Beyond its new nuvifone offerings, ASUS is also showing off some new netbooks at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress including one with a WiMax chip.

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June 16, 2008

WiChorus rolls out WiMAX ( 802.16e) Mobile Internet Gateway

WiChorus, today unveiled their WiMAX Mobile Internet Gateway solution. This first of its kind solution enables all of the WiMAX core functions necessary to deploy NWG-compliant Mobile WiMAX networks in a single feature-rich platform, providing a cost-effective entry-level solution for operators. Functions supported include ASN Gateway, Home Agent, AAA (Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting), peer-to-peer traffic management, advanced charging, policy control and security. While simplifying initial deployments, the Mobile Internet Gateway also provides a smooth migration path towards larger networks over time.

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March 03, 2008

Sprint CEO hints at Clearwire partnership, dual-mode WiMAX / CDMA handset in 2008

We've said it before and we'll say it again. Sprint had better get their WiMAX/XOHM network lit-up right-quick, before they exhaust their financial means to do so. There's a lot riding on XOHM, and a couple wrong moves could spell the end for Sprint.

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August 14, 2007

Nokia N800 gets WiMAX

Note:  I would like to get my hands on one of these with WiMax.  As long as the processor is not the bottleneck once it gets the WiMax speed then it could be a nice little mobile computer. 

Nokia's N800 tablet is to get Mobile WiMAX connectivity in order to be used on Sprint's US WiMAX network next year, though it's probably keeping Wi-Fi and Bluetooth just in case.

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May 02, 2007

FCC Approves WiMax Laptop Card for ClearWire

Note: Great news, now they just need more coverage. 
Clearwire Corporation, today marked a major milestone with the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) final approval of the first WiMax class laptop card that will connect to the Clearwire network. Following the FCC approval, the new wireless broadband product is on target to be available in Clearwire markets during the second half of this year.

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April 16, 2007

Nokia Plans WiMAX Phones in 2008

Nokia expects to start selling mobile devices using WiMAX Internet technology in early 2008, the world's top handset maker said on Monday. WiMAX allows very high-speed Internet access from laptops, phones or other mobile devices over greater distances than previous technologies.

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February 09, 2007

Proxim Packs Wi-Fi and WiMAX Access in One Mesh Networking Box

Note:  I think this reads like a good product for deploying wireless mesh networks using WiMax as the backhaul and node to node communications.  Strap this with Asterisk and you could have a robust campus or metro voip network.  Hopefully it has some Quality of Service (QoS) capabilities so a person could prioritize the voice packets?
"Proxim Wireless has launched a low-cost, outdoor wireless-mesh access point that combines Wi-Fi and WiMAX radios, claiming it was the first to do so.

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February 03, 2007

TrustEli Annouces WiMax and Cellular Router with Managed Security Interface

TrustELI Announces Cellular and WiMAX Router Providing a Managed Security Interface. Eli Everywhere combines enterprise grade Internet security with an Internet access router to allow secure connections of any type, including cellular, WiFi, WiMAX and FiOS.

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February 02, 2007

Moto Promises WiMax Phones in 2008

Unstrung reports that Motorola Inc. is teaming with chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc. to develop its first mobile WiMax handsets, to launch in 2008. TI already works with Motorola developing chipsets for 3G devices. The firms say that the extension of this deal will focus on "802.16e mobile WiMAX functionality supporting voice, video and data for low-power mobile applications." TI is readying WiMax chipsets for "mobile devices that Motorola plans to launch during 2008."

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January 23, 2007

Azimuth Systems Introduces Next-Generation WiMAX Channel Emulator

Azimuth Systems, introduced the new ACE™ 400WB, a comprehensive channel emulator platform for testing multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) and single-input-single-output (SISO) WiMAX solutions. The ACE 400WB is the industry’s first WiMAX channel emulator – a purpose-built, single box solution that provides sophisticated channel modeling capabilities in a complete test automation platform. The Azimuth solution enables real-time performance testing of MIMO devices, streamlining the testing of WiMAX chipsets, clients and infrastructure.

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January 21, 2007

Linux WiMax Board Packages to start shipping Q1 2007

Fujitsu Microelectronics America and Hopling Technologies announced that they will ship their jointly-produced Linux-based WiMAX baseband system-on-chip (SoC) reference kits to ODM customers.  Hopling Technologies and Fujitsu announced in September 2006 that they would collaborate on a Linux-based Hopling Board Support Package designed to make it easier for equipment manufacturers to add innovative applications to the standards-based Fujitsu solution.

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December 21, 2006

Litepoint Releases Updated Tri-Band WiMax Frequency Tester

LitePoint Corporation, a provider of advanced wireless test solutions, announces the release of the tri-band version of the IQmax one-box test system. In addition to the 3.3 to 3.8GHz band already supported by the single-band version of the instrument (introduced last May), the IQmax Test System now supports testing fixed and mobile WiMAX products in the 2.15 to 2.7 GHz and 4.9 to 6.0 GHz bands as well as optional test support for WiFi and Bluetooth products.

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December 12, 2006

Jacket Micro Devices Announces First Mobile WiMAX

Jacket Micro Devices (JMD), supplier of the smallest, highest performing RF modules available, today announced it will begin sampling of the market’s first complete mobile WiMAX RF front end module in January 2007.

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November 29, 2006

Tektronix Announces WiMAX Spectrum Analyzer

Tektronix has announced RSA-IQWIMAX demodulation and analysis software, part of a comprehensive test set to find and solve WiMAX design problems. RSA-IQWIMAX software is a new application specific test tool for characterising and troubleshooting WiMAX device designs using a Tektronix RSA3408A real-time spectrum analyser and is the result of a partnership between Tektronix and LitePoint.

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