HYBRID NETWORKS' WBR INTEGRATES CONEXANT'S INFOSURGE.Hybrid Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: HYBR), a provider of MMDS (Multichannel Multipoint Distribution Service or Microwave Multipoint Distribution Service) A digital wireless transmission system that works in the 2.2-2.4 GHz range. fixed broadband wireless See wireless broadband. Internet-access systems, has integrated Conexant's (Nasdaq: CNXT) InfoSurge single-chip broadband modem integrated circuit integrated circuit (IC), electronic circuit built on a semiconductor substrate, usually one of single-crystal silicon. The circuit, often called a chip, is packaged in a hermetically sealed case or a nonhermetic plastic capsule, with leads extending from it for (IC) into the Wireless Broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1 Router (WBR WBR West Baton Rouge
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The Wireless Broadband Router converts data from personal computers to signals that are transmitted over radio frequencies, enabling two-way wireless high-speed Internet See broadband. access. New modems using the InfoSurge broadband modem IC will offer non-line-of-sight capabilities and will reduce multipath interference Multipath interference is a phenomenon in the physics of waves whereby a wave from a source travels to a detector via two or more paths and, under the right condition, the two (or more) components of the wave interfere. , which will allow customers to reuse frequencies more effectively and to use smaller cells to increase service capacity.
"This is an important step for Hybrid in providing wireless technologies based on commercial chips," said Michael D. Greenbaum, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Hybrid Networks. "Not only does Conexant's technology provide an important component to a non-line-of-sight product solution, it allows us to produce a very cost-effective product for the marketplace."
"Our highly integrated single-chip broadband modem device with its unique programmable MAC architecture will allow Hybrid to reduce the number of integrated circuits Integrated circuits
Miniature electronic circuits produced within and upon a single semiconductor crystal, usually silicon. Integrated circuits range in complexity from simple logic circuits and amplifiers, about 1/20 in. (1. it currently uses in its Wireless Broadband Routers and enable it to easily incorporate its media access technology into a system solution," said Dan Marotta, vice president and general manager of Conexant's Digital Infotainment Division. "We look forward to working with Hybrid to develop wireless modem products integrating future versions of this chip."
About Conexant Systems Inc.
With revenues of $2.1 billion in fiscal 2000, Conexant is the world's largest independent company focused exclusively on providing semiconductor solutions for communications electronics. With more than 30 years of experience in developing communications technology, the company provides integrated systems and semiconductor products for a broad range of communications applications. These products facilitate communications worldwide through wireline voice and data communications networks, cordless and cellular wireless telephony systems, personal imaging devices and equipment, and emerging cable and wireless broadband communications networks. The company organizes its activities into two business areas: Internet infrastructure, which consists of the Network Access Division, and personal networking, comprised of the Digital Infotainment, Personal Imaging, Wireless Communications and Personal Computing divisions. Conexant is a member of the S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 Indices. For more information, visit Conexant at www.conexant.com .
About Hybrid Networks
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Hybrid Networks Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets fixed broadband wireless systems that enable telecommunications companies, wireless systems operators and network providers to offer high-speed Internet access to businesses and residences. Hybrid was first to market with patented two-way wireless products that focus on the MMDS spectrum and WCS See Windows CardSpace. spectrum in the United States and similar spectrum abroad. The company's customers include Sprint, WorldCom, Look Communications and Andrew Corp. With systems in use in more than 60 fixed broadband wireless deployments worldwide, Hybrid is part of more deployments than all of its competitors combined.
Hybrid Networks can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.hybrid.com.
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