Intel said today that it has won certification for a Hillsboro lab to test its wireless technology and ensure it complies with standards around the world, reports The Oregonain.
The company said that certification of the 5,000-square-foot, “multi-million dollar facility” at its Jones Farm campus will allow it to test and certify solutions on 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. The lab features commercial-grade 4G/LTE and 3G gear running real-world user scenarios.
Intel (which acquired Infineon Wireless in 2011), says it has shipped two billion wireless transceivers and has provided the communication systems for more than one billion mobile phones.
In other news, Intel’s OnCue, a set-top box from a new division, expected this fall, aims to break up cable TV’s hold on American households and deliver subscription TV over the Internet.
Intel is still negotiating with cable networks and hasn’t said what it will carry. But it presumably will have an array of cable programming and access to online video services such as Netflix, MLB TV, Hulu, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube.
Intel employees in Hillsboro have been evaluating the user interface for months, helping Intel’s designers refine and improve their approach and sleuth out bugs in the software.