The Enhanced Wireless Consortium (EWC) has published its draft spec for high-speed wireless LANs.

The group, officially launched this time last week, said it had developed a compromise draft specification to help speed up development of the IEEE 802.11n standard.

EWC includes some of the industry's biggest players including Intel, Broadcom, Atheros and Cisco. It claimed 27 members at launch and now lists 30 members on its website.

The draft spec is a compromise between two technical approaches proposed for IEEE 802.11n, which is intended as an open standard for wireless LANs that deliver at least 100Mbit/s.

Airgo - one of the biggest vendors of chips used today in pre-standard high-speed gear -said the chip vendors behind the EWC had developed the specification in private and provided access to it in a discriminatory way. Airgo has not joined the group.