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Chip vendor spins Linux dual-mode WiFi design

Jan 3, 2007 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

A fabless semiconductor house specializing in cordless phone chips will demonstrate a WiFi chip and Linux stack for dual mode phones at CES in Las Vegas next week. The DSP Group's “WiFi multimedia” design supports VoIP, media sharing, and chat, and includes “advanced MMI applications” for Linux, the company says.

The DSP Group says its WiFi multimedia-enabled dual-mode 802.11a/b/g design supports:

  • Voice-over-WiFi
  • Music streaming and photo sharing based on DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) standards
  • Instant messaging via:
    • Skype
    • Windows Live Messenger
    • Yahoo!
    • ICQ
    • GoogleTalk
  • Internet radio streaming

Tal Simchony, president, stated, “Our innovative system-on-chip solutions include an extensive software suite. We deliver high quality in house wireless coverage for sensitive real-time multimedia applications.”

Availability

The DSP's Group's Linux-based WiFi design is not yet available, but will be demonstrated at the CES show in Las Vegas next week. Additionally, the fabless chip house will demonstrate several non-Linux based designs targeting traditional cordless phones, including ones utilizing DECT standards.


 
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