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Photos: Welcoming the WiMax chip

As telecom carriers look to a wireless replacement for cable and DSL modems, Intel on Monday released its first chip for the technology.

Welcoming the WiMax chip

Intel on April 18, 2005, released its first WiMax chip. Pictured is the WiMax board that Intel has made available to developers. The plug-in radio unit at the top right is swapped out for different frequencies and has a small gold connection for the antenna.

Credit: Declan McCullagh

WiMax board

Welcoming the WiMax chip

Airspan's desktop WiMax "access point," the EasyST. For additional range, the cable can be plugged in and the suction cup attached to a window.

Credit: Declan McCullagh

WiMax access point

Welcoming the WiMax chip

Redline Communications' WiMax base station.

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WiMax base station

Welcoming the WiMax chip

Redline Communications' WiMax access point for exterior use.

Credit: Declan McCullagh

WiMax access point