Standards battle brews for BAN wireless chips

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According to Chip Design Magazine there’s a tussle going on over standards for body area networking (BAN). “…one area that is suddenly generating steam – and creating some debate on several fronts – is remote patient monitoring. And seeking to get a piece of the action, Broadcom, IMEC, Qualcomm, TI, Toumaz and others are developing a new class of multi-mode wireless chips for remote monitoring devices.” Body Area Networking Heats Up in Medical Field.