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Nortel See Nortel Networks.  and Xilinx, Inc. have joined Lucent, Texas Instruments See TI.

(company) Texas Instruments - (TI) A US electronics company.

A TI engineer, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit in 1958. Three TI employees left the company in 1982 to start Compaq.
 and Dell Computers in the HiperLAN2 Global Forum that promotes broadband wireless See wireless broadband.  technology HiperLAN2. The HiperLAN2 standard offers wireless connections up to a 54 Mbps in the globally allocated and free 5GHz spectrum.

"The support for HiperLAN2 is growing on a daily basis as the clear advantages of the standard become ever apparent," states Martin Johnsson, chairman, HiperLAN2 Global Forum. "Wireless LANs A local area network that transmits over the air typically in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz unlicensed frequency band. It does not require line of sight between sender and receiver. Wireless base stations (access points) are wired to an Ethernet network and transmit a radio frequency over an area  have traditionally been the preserve of the office environment. The broad range of companies supporting HiperLAN2 highlights the strength of the standard designed for a variety of environments, from the home to the office to filling in third generation broadband wireless hotspots."

There is increasing demand for high bandwidth communication connections for information or entertainment in all walks of life. At up to 54 Mbps per channel, depending on configuration, people will always have the high-speed connection needed in today's world. The mobile worker, for example, need only lay their laptop computer A portable computer that has a flat LCD screen and usually weighs less than eight pounds. Often called just a "laptop," it uses batteries for mobile use and AC power for charging the batteries and desktop use. Today's high-end laptops provide all the capabilities of most desktop computers.  down on any desk in the office and be connected to the corporate network, therefore allowing them to roam the office to work with different project groups. A University campus offers the same opportunity.

"HiperLAN2 holds the promise of providing significant benefits in high-performance wireless networking See wireless network.  for the corporate, public and home/consumer environments. While providing high-bandwidth connectivity ensures interoperability The capability of two or more hardware devices or two or more software routines to work harmoniously together. For example, in an Ethernet network, display adapters, hubs, switches and routers from different vendors must conform to the Ethernet standard and interoperate with each other.  with 3G cellular systems, HiperLAN2 is also complementary to other wireless technologies such as Bluetooth. Xilinx, the leading semiconductor manufacturer of programmable logic See PLD.  solutions used extensively in networking and communications equipment, is pleased to be working with the HiperLAN2 Global Forum to help drive the adoption of HiperLAN2 as a global broadband wireless technology," says Robert Bielby, director of strategic applications at Xilinx, Inc.

Time spent in hotspot locations, such as conferences, exhibitions, hotels and airports, can often be unproductive. HiperLAN2 will enable travellers and employees to have high bandwidth connections to the Internet Internet

Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the
 or their company's Intranet as well as letting them make and receive multimedia calls. HiperLAN2 is the only wireless standard developed to offer seamless interoperation with third-generation (3G) mobile networks and deployment in 3G hotspot areas will provide far higher bandwidth in a local environment with the QoS operators demand.

"There is a lot of anticipation of fast wireless access to the Internet or corporate Intranet, however mobile networks are going to need some help in hotspots. Not just because of the number of connections needed, but also because large files or multimedia calls will need even higher bandwidth than third generation mobile systems promise," says Marti Franck, senior technical advisor, Nortel Networks (Nortel Networks Limited, Brampton, Ontario, A world leader in telecommunications products, which includes switching, wireless and broadband systems for service providers and carriers, telephones and systems for residential and business users, computer telephony . "In hotspots, such as service stations, hotels, airports, exhibition and congress halls, HiperLAN2 will offer a connection up to 27 times faster than in a local area 3G network! HiperLAN2 offers a solution for corporate campus with a multimedia connectivity and for carriers to fill hotspot holes and offer new services with very high bandwidth wireless connections in freely available spectrum."

The increased interest in the HiperLAN2 standard ensures interoperability between different vendors equipment whilst offering the best in class broadband wireless connectivity and access. The standard supports various fixed network protocols including Ethernet Ethernet

Telecommunications networking protocol introduced by Xerox Corp. in 1979. It was developed as an inexpensive way of sending information quickly between office machines connected together in a single room or building, but it rapidly became a standard computer
, ATM and IP.

HiperLAN2 Global Forum is fully committed (Law) committed to prison for trial, in distinction from being detained for examination.

See also: Fully
 to drive the adoption of HiperLAN2 as the global broadband wireless technology in the 5 GHz band. It will bring seamless connectivity between communication devices and networks including third generation (3G) cellular systems and will provide mobility, flexibility and Quality of Service (QoS) for future multimedia and real time video applications.

For more information on companies that have joined the HiperLAN2 Global Forum above, view the following web pages:


Xilinx, Inc.

HiperLAN2 can be found on the World Wide Web at

For more information, call 212/704-4482.
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Date:Nov 1, 2000

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