Electronics World articles Popular Electronics articles QST articles Radio & TV News articles Radio-Craft articles Radio-Electronics articles Short Wave Craft articles Wireless World articles Google Search of RF Cafe website Sitemap Electronics Equations Mathematics Equations Equations physics Manufacturers & distributors Engineer Jobs LinkedIn Crosswords Engineering Humor Kirt's Cogitations RF Engineering Quizzes Notable Quotes Calculators Education Engineering Magazine Articles Engineering software RF Cafe Archives RF Cascade Workbook 2018 RF Symbols for Visio - Word Advertising RF Cafe Forums Magazine Sponsor RF Cafe RF Electronics Symbols for Visio RF Electronics Symbols for Office Word RF Electronics Stencils for Visio Sponsor Links Saturday Evening Post NEETS EW Radar Handbook Microwave Museum About RF Cafe Aegis Power Systems Anritsu Alliance Test Equipment Amplifier Solutions Anatech Electronics Axiom Test Equipment Berkeley Nucleonics Bittele Centric RF Conduct RF Copper Mountain Technologies Empower RF everything RF Exodus Advanced Communications Innovative Power Products ISOTEC KR Filters Lotus Systems PCB Directory Rigol RF Superstore San Francisco Circuits Reactel RFCT TotalTemp Technologies Triad RF Systems Windfreak Technologies Withwave LadyBug Technologies Wireless Telecom Group Sponsorship Rates RF Cafe Software Resources Vintage Magazines Thank you for visiting RF Cafe!
Anritsu Test Equipment - RF Cafe

Poll: Do You WiMAX Yet? - RF Cafe Forums

RF Cafe Forums closed its virtual doors in 2010 mainly due to other social media platforms dominating public commenting venues. RF Cafe Forums began sometime around August of 2003 and was quite well-attended for many years. By 2010, Facebook and Twitter were overwhelmingly dominating online personal interaction, and RF Cafe Forums activity dropped off precipitously. Regardless, there are still lots of great posts in the archive that ware worth looking at. Below are the old forum threads, including responses to the original posts.

NOTICE: The original RF Cafe Forum is available again for reading, and the new RF Cafe Blog is an active board.

-- Amateur Radio

-- Anecdotes, Gripes, & Humor

-- Antennas

-- CAE, CAD, & Software

-- Circuits & Components

-- Employment & Interviews

-- Miscellany

-- Swap Shop

-- Systems

-- Test & Measurement

-- Webmaster

Do You WiMAX Yet?
Yes, I currently use a WiMAX product.    0%  [ 0 ]
No, but I plan to soon.    27%  [ 3 ]
No, with no plan to do so.    45%  [ 5 ]
WiMAX is just a passing fad.    27%  [ 3 ]

Total votes : 11

 Post subject: Do You WiMAX Yet?
Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 1:28 pm 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Posts: 451
Location: Erie, PA

WiMAX is the up and coming wireless connectivity technology, poised to usurp the collective domains of WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, GSM, WCDMA, and every other current wireless communications scheme. It can operate 30 miles or more between towers, and locally at mere feet. Predicted timeframe: 5-10 years.

One stumbling block to total domination is that is operates in licensed bands (3.5 GHz, 5.8 GHz). There is also the huge deployment of and investment in the existing infrastructure. As with the evolution of CDMA/WCDMA and higher data rate GSM (EDGE), it will likely be the areas of the world without a legacy system that will build out first with a 100% WiMAX infrastructure, but then there is the problem of an incentive to fund the system.

Announcements began last year (2006) with wireless broadband products, and Nokia and Motorola have said they will be releasing WiMAX-enabled phones next year (2008). Wireless broadband devices make up the bulk of WiMAX products now. That will sow the seeds of adoption, so we will have to wait to see if and how rapidly it will gain in popularity.

Here are a few websites for you:


Tip: WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (makes me wonder why the "i" is lower case.

Thanks for your participation.

- Kirt Blattenberger :smt024
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster

 Post subject: Cost of the WiMAX equipment
Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:04 am 

Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:36 am
Posts: 12
Location: Bangalore --India
What will be the approximate cost of the WiMAX equipment

with Reference to WIMAX Radio, WiMax CPE.

As such the Economy wise when compared to other Broad band techenologies like DSL,Cable,2/2.5/3G, Fibre to the Home WiMAX is compartively cheaper

With Regards


Posted  11/12/2012
Axiom Test Equipment - RF Cafe
KR Electronics (RF Filters) - RF Cafe
Holzworth RF Synthesizers
RF Cascade Workbook 2018 by RF Cafe
Windfreak Technologies Frequency Synthesizers - RF Cafe

Please Support RF Cafe by purchasing my  ridiculously low−priced products, all of which I created.

These Are Available for Free


About RF Cafe

Kirt Blattenberger - RF Cafe Webmaster

Copyright: 1996 - 2024


    Kirt Blattenberger,


RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The World Wide Web (Internet) was largely an unknown entity at the time and bandwidth was a scarce commodity. Dial-up modems blazed along at 14.4 kbps while tying up your telephone line, and a nice lady's voice announced "You've Got Mail" when a new message arrived...

All trademarks, copyrights, patents, and other rights of ownership to images and text used on the RF Cafe website are hereby acknowledged.

My Hobby Website: