Marvell intros 3×3 450 Mbps Draft 802.11n chip

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Tim Higgins

Marvell today announced an 802.11n 3×3 WLAN solution with three spatial streams, capable of operating at 450 Mbps.

The Marvell TopDog 11n-450 uses “Marvell-engineered enhancements" to the draft 11n specification, such as Special Time Block Coding (STBC), that helps maintain higher throughput over longer distances.

The new device delivers 3×3 capabilities with three transmitters and three receivers, and is built on a 90-nanometer (nm) CMOS process.

The product is currently sampling.and is expected to begin shipping "in volume" in 2Q08.

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