Succeeding Ralink’s previous generation of AP/Router intelligent NIC (Network Interface Card) SoC, both RT3052 and RT3050 boast a more powerful MIPS24KEc processor, which enables them to process advanced applications such as Broadband routing, Ethernet to Wi-Fi bridges, VoIP, Online gaming, Home Entertainment and more.
RT3052 and RT3050 are complete SoC solutions with a high level of integration that accelerates time-to-market and reduce development costs for 802.11n AP/router manufacturers. Ralink’s RT3052 2T2R architecture delivers data rates of 300 Mbps and maintains wireless connections over a larger coverage area than other 802.11n solutions. Ralink’s RT3050 1T1R architecture is an ideal leverage for manufactures who are looking to replace their 802.11g AP/routers with 802.11n.
“Market is demanding smaller form factor and lower BOM cost for the router devices. Increasing the integration level is the only way to meet the requirement,” said Frank Lu, IC design manager at Ralink Technology. “We are proud to overcome the challenges of heat dissipation and interference among various analog blocks when integrating multiple RF transceivers and Ethernet PHY in the same die.”
RT3052 and RT3050 Technical Information
RT3052 and RT3050 802.11n AP SoC reference design kit includes complete turnkey mobile Wi-Fi solutions including software driver support for the Microsoft® Windows® Vista and Linux 2.6. Samples are slated for June 2008. Pricing is available upon request. For more information please contact our Sales.
About Ralink Technology Corporation
Ralink Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and developer of
wireless LAN chipset solutions. Ralink 802.11x chips are recognized for
superior throughput, extended range, low-power consumption and
consistent reliability demanded by Wi-Fi, mobile and embedded
applications. These feature-rich chipsets have a high level of chip
integration for client and AP solutions for CB, miniPCI, PCI, PCIe and
USB interfaces, enabling customers to build smaller and more
sophisticated mobile wireless products cost-effectively. Ralink’s
patented MIMObility™ technology extends Wi-Fi
applications from traditional PC networking to a range of digital
multimedia and handheld devices including cell phones, PDAs, cameras,
print servers, HDTV and video game players. Ralink customers can look
forward to continuous improvements in speed, bandwidth and reliability
with 802.11n solutions for next-generation high-performance Wi-Fi.
Ralink Technology was founded in 2001 with headquarters in Hsinchu,
Taiwan and an R&D center in Cupertino, California. For more information,
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