While OEMs have begun to receive initial requirements and demand for high-speed 5-GHz solutions, several factors, if not addressed, will prevent the 5-GHz market from achieving volume production. Although current or announced semiconductor system solutions will serve as effective platforms for prototyping and demonstration, their hgih power consumption, high total system cost, and poor performance present a significant barrier to OEMs looking to move 5-GHz WLAN-enabled products into volume production.

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