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Atheros gets into Windows CE

Atheros Communications today announced that its wireless LAN software has been selected to provide 802.11 connectivity for the Microsoft Windows Embedded CE 6.0 operating system.

Atheros' wireless software for its Radio-on-Chip for Mobile solutions has passed Microsoft testing and has received Wi-Fi Alliance certification for 802.11 devices.

Atheros' ROCm family products that support Windows Embedded CE 6.0 include the AR6001GL single-chip 802.11b/g and AR6001XL single-chip 802.11a/b/g WLAN solutions.

Triple Wired Threat for Wi-Fi for In-Home Triple Play

The triple play is the convergence of data, voice, and television (IPTV) across a single pipe: Wi-Fi's in-home dominance of data and increasingly voice and IPTV (with proprietary extensions) will be challenged, ABI Research says, by the latest versions of three standards that work over coax, electrical wiring, and phone wiring. ABI Research says that by 2011, over 45 million gateways will offer wired-based distribution of data, voice, and video. (The quadruple play, by the way, adds mobile voice.)

Full Story on Wi-Fi Networking News

China Continues to Push WAPI

The WLAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) "standard" won't die:WAPI is a homegrown, proprietary encryption and authentication solution developed in part by the Chinese computer industry and in part by military- and government-controlled entities. WAPI has been slapped around by the ISO, in part because China's industry won't publish the spec. Problematic. A few years ago, WAPI was going to be required for all equipment sold in China, but high-level Bush administration negotiation apparently squashed that plan.

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