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  1. thiggins

    Marvell Exits Wi-Fi Business, Selling to NXP

    Bloomberg yesterday reported that Marvell is selling its Wi-Fi chip business to NXP Semiconductors for $1.76 Billion. The report says "The all-cash acquisition includes Marvell’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology and related assets, and will allow the automotive industry’s biggest chip supplier to...
  2. sfx2000

    VHT in 2.4GHz ISM band - it can happen - proof attached

    VHT (802.11ac) in 2.4GHz is the basis for many vendor claims of AC1900 and higher performance. It's been discussed in other threads that VHT/TurboQAM type connections are a challenge in the real world - I agree, I've been able to do this on a lab bench, but it's rare to see in real-world usage...
  3. sfx2000

    [news] SolidRun GT 8K - Armada 8040 (quad A72)

    This is a productization of the MACCHIATObin board... it's a real beast, spent some time looking at the MACCHIATOBin dev board when I was doing my little science project based on it's little brother from GlobalScale (EspressoBin).
  4. Julio Urquidi

    Asustor Announces Consumer NAS Line With 10 GbE and New Marvell Processor

    Asustor’s new desktop NAS line consists of the 2-bay AS4002T and the 4-bay AS4004T. Targeting consumers, these new NASes debut two firsts from Asustor; integrated 10 GbE in a consumer NAS and first in-market to use Marvell’s Armada Cortex-A72 64-bit dual-core processor. Additional hardware...
  5. thiggins

    Marvell Announces 11ax/11ac Dual WiFi SoC

    Marvell today introduced an 802.11ax SoC with 2x2 11ax and 2x2 11ac concurrent dual Wi-Fi radios, dual-mode Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth Low Energy radios and support for 802.11p for connected vehicles. The 88Q9098 integrages two complete Wi-Fi subsystems into a single SoC, and enabling two...
  6. thiggins

    Wi-Fi Alliance Announces Roaming Assist Certification Program

    The Alliance's Wi-Fi Agile Multiband Certification program is based on IEEE 802.11 k, v, u and r standards plus "Wi-Fi Alliance defined technologies". It is intended to establish a standard use of these technologies vs. the piecemeal approach currently taken by most makers of Wi-Fi product and...
  7. Julio Urquidi

    Marvell Announces 802.11ax Device Family

    Marvell signaled its entry into the arena for next-generation Wi-Fi with the announcement of its first 802.11ax products. Marvell's 11ax portfolio includes two, four and eight stream devices. The 88W9068 is a 5 GHz only 8x8 for high-end access points and wireless routers. The 88W9064 is a...
  8. thiggins

    Marvell Said To Be Buying Cavium

    (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd (MRVL.O) has agreed to acquire smaller peer Cavium Inc (CAVM.O) for around $6 billion, as it seeks to expand in the networking equipment sector, people familiar with the matter said on Sunday...
  9. sfx2000

    [fs] - GlobalScale Espressobin Developer Board

    $55USD plus shipping This is a brand new board, not even powered up. Going thru the closet at the my office, I stumbled on a spare EspressoBin board. We shipped eMMC equipped boards to dev and customer demos - this one does not have an eMMC, so it went on the shelf. This is related to my...
  10. thiggins

    Sub $200 Thecus 2 Bay NAS Coming Soon

    Thecus has announced the N2350 SOHO NAS. It's an upgraded version of Thecus' low-cost two-bay N2310, powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz Marvell Armada 385 CPU with 1 GB of DDR4 RAM. Port complement includes one Gigabit Ethernet LAN and two USB 3.0. The N2350 runs ThecusOS 7.0, which supports a rich...
  11. thiggins

    Synology DS416 & DS416j Reviewed

    Synology's DS416 and DS416j are both good values in four-bay RAID 5 NASes. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  12. sfx2000

    Upcoming Marvell Boards - ARMv8

    Lot of folks know perhaps about the low-end A53 based Armada board...e.g GlobalScale's EspressoBin board... SolidRun is doing the higher end MacchiatoBin board - based on the Armada 8040 (Quad Cortex-A72)...
  13. Julio Urquidi

    Marvell To Restructure Its Business - Includes Layoffs

    In an effort to rebuild its focus on R&D, Marvell announced that it is going to implement changes, including layoffs, that would drop its annual operating expenses from $1.08 billion to at least $820 million. The company said that it would discontinue, consolidate, and streamline specific R&D...
  14. thiggins

    Linksys Announces First Contiguous 160 MHz Router

    Linksys today announced the WRT3200ACM, the latest in the company’s line of WRT routers. The WRT 3200ACM is a simultaneous dual-band MU-MIMO router that is the first to support contiguous 160 MHz bandwidth channels in 5 GHz. Because 160 MHz bandwidth uses eight 5 GHz channels--typically all...
  15. thiggins

    Arris SBX-AC1200P SURFboard Wireless Network Extender with RipCurrent Reviewed

    Arris' SBX-AC1200P SURFboard Wireless Network Extender with RipCurrent is a nice little powerline-connected Wi-Fi extender, but trapped in a world. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  16. thiggins

    Arris SBX-1000P SURFboard Wired Network Extender with RipCurrent Reviewed

    Arris's SBX-1000P doesn't put a best foot forward for powerline technology. Read on SmallNetBuilder