Glossary Definition for WiMax

Glossary Term: WiMax 

Definition

WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a "last mile," broadband, wireless access mechanism which can potentially replace DSL and Cable Modem. Defined by the IEEE 802.16 standards.

While Wi-Fi (802.11) covers a small area with a radius of a few hundred meters, WiMax (802.16) can cover up to 6 miles with only one base station.

Also known as WirelessMAN, for "Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks."

Synonyms
  • 802.16
  • IEEE 802.16
  • WirelessMAN
Related Parts
  • MAX2041 - High-Linearity, 1700MHz to 3000MHz Upconversion/Downconversion Mixer with LO Buffer/Switch
  • MAX2043 - 1700MHz to 3000MHz High-Linearity, Low LO Leakage Base-Station Rx/Tx Mixer
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