Metalink joins D-Link and Netgear; gets 802.11n certification

Metalink Ltd., a provider of high-performance wireless and wireline broadband communication silicon solutions, today announced that its WLANPlus chipset has received the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 802.11n draft 2.0 Certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance. The Certification was awarded after Metalink’s WLANPlus successfully passed the Wi-Fi Alliance’s demanding qualification tests, which are aimed at assuring that products fully comply with IEEE 802.11n draft 2.0 specifications.

Metalink’s WLANPlus chipset family presents the cutting edge technology of video-grade requirements for wireless home networks, supporting up to 300Mbps transmission speeds at both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands. WLANPlus chipset family offers over twice the reach of competing 802.11n solutions, provided by the implementation of a Maximum Likelihood (ML) decoder combined with advanced Forward Error Correction (FEC) scheme, using Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) technology. Since its introduction in 2006, Metalink’s WLANPlus chipset family has gained broad industry recognition as the best performing 802.11n technology.

WLANPlus provides a state of the art solution for data, VoIP, gaming and HD video streaming applications, with complete and reliable coverage throughout the home. To guarantee QoS and optimize performance in home environments, WLANPlus also features sophisticated QoS mechanisms, such as Enhanced Distribution Channel Access (EDCA) with Admission Control and Fast Link Adaptation (FLA), and Dynamic Link Setup (DLS), significantly increasing network efficiency.

In line with the specifications of the IEEE drafts for 802.11n Wi-Fi certification, WLANPlus is fully compliant with 802.11a/b/g-based legacy devices, as well as 802.11h (radar detection), 802.11i (security) and 802.11e Quality of Service (QoS). The new chipset supports optional standard features as well as proprietary algorithms to meet the critical demands required for multimedia applications such as lowest possible jitter, latency and packet loss.

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