802.11n, 5 GHz, and Bluetooth White Papers

802.11N and Medical Devices

With throughput much greater than that available with previous wireless local area networking (WLAN) standards, the IEEE 802.11n standard has had a significant impact on the WLAN, or Wi-Fi, industry. Most of today’s WLAN infrastructure products support 802.11n, and support on client devices is growing.

802.11N and Business-Critical Devices

With throughput much greater than that available with previous wireless local area networking (WLAN) standards, the IEEE 802.11n standard has had a significant impact on the WLAN, or Wi-Fi, industry. Most of today’s WLAN infrastructure products support 802.11n, and support on client devices is growing.

Optimizing Operation at 5 Ghz

As the traditional 2.4 GHz operating band for IEEE 802.11-compliant Wi-Fi wireless local area networking becomes more crowded, network administrators increasingly look to the less crowded 5 GHz operating band to improve or maintain network performance and reliability. This is especially necessary in industrial Wi-Fi deployments which present greater operational challenges and more stringent requirements than residential and commercial Wi-Fi networks.

Optimizing the 5 GHZ Band In a Hospital

As the traditional 2.4 GHz operating band for IEEE 802.11-compliant Wi-Fi wireless local area networks (LANs) becomes more crowded, network administrators increasingly look to the less crowded 5 GHz operating band to improve or maintain network performance and reliability. This is especially necessary in medical Wi-Fi deployments, which present greater operational challenges and more stringent requirements than residential and commercial Wi-Fi networks.

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Coexistence

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi transmit in different ways using differing protocols. When Wi-Fi operates in the 2.4 GHz band, Wi-Fi transmissions can interfere with Bluetooth transmissions, and Bluetooth transmissions can interfere with Wi-Fi transmissions. Because Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios often operate in the same physical area and many times in the same device, interference between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi can impact the performance and reliability of both wireless interfaces.

Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart Ready

Present in nearly all wireless phones and an ever-growing number of wireless devices, Bluetooth technology has become an exceptional performer for audio and data transmission. Bluetooth 4.0 introduces Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), a new protocol that allows for long-term operation of Bluetooth devices in low-volume data transmission. BLE enables smaller form factors, better power optimization, and power cells that last for years on a single charge.