SMC chooses TI's 802.11b/g design

Glenn Fleishman reports on SMC's choice to use TI's ACX100 chips in their next generation access point, whichwill deliver 22Mbps "turbo" mode for SMC client cards, and standard 802.11b for all other cards. They also claim a 30 percent increase in range because of the ACX100. Since 802.11g isn't even ratified yet, and since TI and Intersil are building competing implementations that are not compatable, this should be seen as a shot across the bow at Intersil, though it remains to be seen where the majority of the market will end up with regards to the 802.11g standard.