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Jason Dunn
06-17-2003, 07:03 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://wirelessnewsfactor.com/perl/story/21731.html' target='_blank'>http://wirelessnewsfactor.com/perl/...tory/21731.html</a><br /><br /></div>"Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) has announced a breakthrough that allows the coexistence of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless technologies, enabling next-generation mobile hardware to provide simultaneous access to both local area networks. TI's package comprises existing chips with new software that manages voice and data traffic on the two different systems, both of which operate on the 2.4 GHz radio frequency that also is used by cordless phones and other consumer devices. The result is that both Wi-Fi data transmissions -- 802.11b or the newer, faster 802.11g -- and Bluetooth voice communications can be transmitted without interference...<br /><br />"While there are other Bluetooth/Wi-Fi coexistence products available, most deal with data traffic only, according to TI spokesperson Marisa Speziale. "Our technology prioritizes voice traffic over data, addressing the poor quality of voice transmission on Bluetooth."

06-17-2003, 10:12 PM
Great! You know what I'd like to see? A gadget that recieves WiFi, and converts the signal to a BT transmission for BT-only PDAs.

Not like it'll ever happen. :roll:

06-17-2003, 10:51 PM
I'm surprised someone just figured this out. I might be oversimplifying here and I am not an electronics engineer nor do I play one on TV, but if you have a BT and WiFi chip "talking" to each other, as they hop frequencies in the 2.4GHZ range, they just need to make sure they both do not hop to the same frequency at the same time.

06-18-2003, 01:56 AM
Now if only they could figure out how to let my use 2.4 gHZ cordless phones and Wi-Fi at the same time......anyone else wish this happened?