Intel develops an 802.11 everything chip

Finally a breakthrough – after sputtering and floundering, Intel has come up with a new chip that combines all flavors of 802.11 including the forthcoming 802.11n standard. The amazing chip has been developed using the system-in-a-package technology. How long it will take to go from prototype to commercial production, that remains to be seen. System in a package is a big shift in terms of making and developing silicon solutions. How they are different from traditional ASICs? Sramana explains here, and for Intel it means using more low-voltage circuitry which means they can can integrate a lot of stuff, make it lower cost, and at the same time keep the battery life requirements low.