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Mitsubishi to supply 2.4GHz WaveBird chip

by Rick Powers - December 9, 2002, 8:20 pm EST
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Mitsubishi Materials announced today that Nintendo will be using it's 2.4GHz ceramic wireless antenna in a chip in it's WaveBird wireless controller for the GameCube.

This is a bit of a surprise, as the current WaveBirds use 900MHz technology, similar to the technology used in analog cordless phones. The 2.4GHZ technology could be used to extend range as well as battery life. However, it's possible that 2.4GHz frequencies could interfere with many popular computer peripherals around the home, such as Bluetooth and WiFi networks, or 2.4GHz digital portable phones.

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