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Marvell Unveils Industry’s First ‘Mobile MIMO’ Wi-Fi Solution

SANTA CLARA, Calif. Feb. 10, 2011

Weili Dai

Poor wireless performance in first-generation tablets has been widely attributed to the limitation of single antenna design and placement. Given a tablet’s unique industrial form factor, device designers and manufacturers have little flexibility in the physical location of the antenna on the device. Marvell’s new Mobile MIMO technology alleviates this challenge by adding a second transceiver in a true MIMO configuration. Offering Wi-Fi data rates up to 300Mbps, the Avastar 88W8797 can double the performance available on today’s mobile products, enabling new, high-bandwidth media applications regardless of the device’s spatial orientation. By allowing flexibility in the placement of two antennas on the device, robust performance is ensured even if one antenna is partially or completely obstructed. ¬†

The Avastar 88W8797 comes equipped with Tx beamforming technology, enabling a far more expansive network range when compared with existing 11n 2×2 products. The Avastar 88W8797 also supports the Bluetooth low-energy ecosystem, allowing communication with a new breed of mobile devices, including body sensors for personal health monitoring and remote controls for home automation and other applications. The Avastar 88W8797 is also well-suited to other products that require MIMO Wi-Fi performance such as home media servers, notebook computers, set-top-boxes, and digital televisions. ¬†

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Marvell and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates.  Avastar is trademark of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

For Further Information Contact:

Marvell Media Relations
Daniel Yoo
Tel: (408) 222-2187
[email protected]

SOURCE Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.

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