connectBlue announces expanded frequency channel range on

connectBlue announces expanded frequency channel range on small embedded Wireless LAN OEM modules.  connectBlue now covers the 5 GHz channels 36-140 compared to the previously used 36-48 channels. With the extended channel range, connectBlue products now cover the U-NII-1, U-NII-2 and U-NII-2e bands (5.18-5.70 GHz).

The use of the unlicensed 5GHz band in Wireless LAN is growing as it offers a less crowded radio space than the 2.4GHz band where several other wireless technologies also operate. The greatest strength of the 5GHz band is the availability of 16 more non-overlapping channels than what is available in the 2.4GHz band. In other words, besides not being a band shared by several technologies, the non-overlapping channels open up the possibility for an interference-free and stable wireless communication.