Agere Systems announced a "mini-module" providing 802.11g (WiFi) for handheld consumer electronic devices.
This embedded system-in-package (SiP) delivers 54 megabit-per-second (Mbit/s) speeds while balancing exceptional range and power savings for such wireless products as personal digital assistants (PDAs), media players, Smartphones, handheld video game devices, and digital cameras and camcorders.
The module measures only 20x29 millimeters and offers 100 meters of wireless connectivity coupled with low power consumption.
This technology could potentially be used by Apple to incorporate WiFi connectivity in future handheld devices such as the iPod.
Of related interest, recent specs for Wireless Firewire was also introduced in May, with more recent whispers that Apple is already looking into implementing this technology in future hardware.