Samsung ditches Centrino in favour of MIMO

Written by Jason Cundall

June 2, 2005 | 13:27

Tags: #centrino #mimo

Companies: #intel #samsung

Samsung's latest laptops will be amongst the first to support what's probably the next standard for wireless networking. This will be achieved by ditching Intel's Centrino based wifi in favour of Airgo's MIMO gear, allowing the new machine to connect at 11n speeds:

Samsung is to equip two of its wireless-enabled notebooks with Airgo's bandwidth-boosting 'multiple input, multiple output' (MIMO) Wi-Fi technology, the two companies announced at Computex 2005 this week.

The move puts Samsung's X20 and X25 machines among the first notebooks to support what is likely to become the 802.11n standard for wired-speed wireless networking.

More (which includes a brief run down of what MIMO is and how it works) from the Register here.

They can be pretty certain that this is the standard, even though it still hasn't been formally approved - as the equipment will support both competing 'flavours' of 11n, and will be able to support a possible merged flavour as well.

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