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chip set

(hardware)
A collection of integrated circuits that are designed to be used together for some specific purpose. E.g. control circuitry in an IBM PC.
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chipset

A group of chips designed to work as a unit. For example, a PC chipset provides the electronic interfaces between all the computer's subsystems (see PC chipset). A modem chipset contains all the necessary circuits for transmitting and receiving.
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To enhance user satisfaction with its wireless chip set, Intel has also created the Wireless Verification Program, through which it tests compatibility between Centrino and public WiFi access points, or hotspots.
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Combining standards support with Cisco's continued ASIC innovation, the Cisco Europa chip set supports the high broadband density and features for full 10 Gbps bandwidth utilization.
Samsung is planning to deliver samples of the high-speed 500Mb/s 128M DDR SDRAM to graphics chip set makers.
Netherlands contractor Philips Semiconductors has launched a new digital audio broadcast (DAB) chip set that is designed to act as a "cost effective platform" with which to launch DAB products.
Digital Microwave Corporation (Nasdaq: DMIC), a designer and manufacturer of microwave radios used globally in communications networks, has released a new high-capacity multiple Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) chip set. Termed Velocity, the new chip set represents a major achievement in the company's continuing R&D investment in technologies that can enable the development of next-generation, high-capacity and ultra-high-capacity point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave radios for broadband applications.
It uses Lucent's WildWire DSP1690 chip set to provide internet connections said to be 25 times faster than current 256K modems.