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Ralink Announces Industry&aposs First Single Chip 802.11n 1×1 PCIe Solution

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ralink Technology Corporation (TSE: 3534), a leading developer of 802.11x chips, announced today a complete line of single chip USB and PCIe solutions, including the RT3090, the industry's first single chip 802.11n 1x1 PCIe solution. The RT3090 (1T1R)/RT3091 (1T2R)/RT3092 (2T2R) enable the latest Wi-Fi technology in PC/notebook devices with PCIe interfaces and theRT3070 (1T1R)/ RT3071 (1T2R)/RT3072 (2T2R) are the industry's smallest 802.11n USB single chips for PCs and embedded devices. Both product families aim to deliver the high- performance of 802.11n at optimized price points, for notebook platforms, USB dongles and embedded devices.

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Aug. 4 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Ralink Technology Corporation (TSE: 3534), a leading developer of 802.11x chips, announced today a complete line of single chip USB and PCIe solutions, including the RT3090, the industry's first single chip 802.11n 1×1 PCIe solution. The RT3090 (1T1R)/RT3091 (1T2R)/RT3092 (2T2R) enable the latest Wi-Fi technology in PC/notebook devices with PCIe interfaces and theRT3070 (1T1R)/ RT3071 (1T2R)/RT3072 (2T2R) are the industry's smallest 802.11n USB single chips for PCs and embedded devices. Both product families aim to deliver the high- performance of 802.11n at optimized price points, for notebook platforms, USB dongles and embedded devices.

The RT309X series integrates a CMOS RF Front end, MAC, Baseband and PCIe interface into a single-chip. It fully complies with IEEE 802.11n draft 4.0 and IEEE 802.11b/g, featuring rich wireless connectivity at high speed, delivering reliable throughput from an extended distance. Ralink's optimized RF architecture and patented baseband algorithms provide superb performance with low power consumption.

"The new RT3090 is the first 1×1 802.11n single chip PCIe solution in the industry, catapulting Wi-Fi performance from 802.11g to 802.11n with minimum cost impact" said Kenny Chiu, Vice President of the World Wide Business Development department. "The RT309X series is designed for high performance and low power to address all segments of the thriving notebook industry, from the entry level or ultra mobile PC to the high end gaming machine. With these solutions, all end customers will be able to enjoy the enhanced throughput delivered by 802.11n technology."

The RT3071 (1T2R) and RT3072 (2T2R) are the industry's leading 802.11n USB single chip solutions with tiny 9mm x 9mm QFN 76-pin packages. The technology packed, all CMOS, low power designs are ideal for the next generation of consumer electronics, Wireless broadband gateways and PC WLAN solutions.

"Ralink extends its leadership as a provider of 802.11 USB solutions with the introduction of the RT307X, the world's smallest 802.11n single chip solutions" says Chiu. "The USB client is the highest volume 802.11 adapter in the market, and these chips enable our customers to build USB clients with a reduced RBOM, and at nearly half the size. Furthermore these solutions are a popular choice when embedding Wi-Fi into broadband devices due to the ubiquity of the USB interface on embedded and network processors."

Both the RT309X and RT307X single-chip solutions offer security with WPA(TM), WPA2(TM), Wi-Fi Protected Set-Up(TM) and QoS (802.11e and WMM) which present a rich feature set to support secure voice, video and data. The reference design kit provides complete turnkey Wi-Fi solutions, including software driver support for Microsoft Windows Vista, XP, 2K, Mac OS X and Linux.

About Ralink

Ralink Technology Corporation is a leading innovator and developer of wireless LAN chipset solutions. Ralink 802.11x chipsets are recognized for superior throughput, extended range and the consistent reliability demanded by Wi-Fi, mobile and embedded applications. These feature-rich chipsets have a high level of chip integration for client and AP solutions for CB, miniPCI, PCIe and USB interfaces, enabling customers to build smaller and more sophisticated mobile wireless products cost-effectively. Ralink's patented MIMObility(TM) technology extends Wi-Fi applications from traditional PC networking to a range of digital multimedia and handheld devices including cell phones, PDAs, cameras, HDTV and video game consoles. Ralink Technology Corporation's headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan, with an R&D center in Cupertino, California. For more information, visit Ralink at http://www.ralinktech.com or send email to info@ralinktech.com .

Media Contact: Vivien Huang Ralink Technology Corporation Tel: +886-3-5600868 ext. 1605

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