60-GHz 802.11ay Wi-Fi chipsets claim industry first

60-GHz 802.11ay Wi-Fi chipsets claim industry first

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By Wisse Hettinga

The QCA64x8 and QCA64x1 chipsets deliver 10+ Gbps network speeds and wire-equivalent latency, while featuring “the industry low-power benchmark” for extended device battery life. The devices, says the company, have the flexibility to meet demands of ultra-high-definition video streaming, virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), mobile screen casting, and fixed wireless mesh backhaul, while also supporting new 60-GHz Wi-Fi sensing applications such as proximity and presence detection, gesture recognitions, room mapping with precise location, and improved facial feature detection.

Rahul Patel, senior vice president and general manager, connectivity and networking, Qualcomm Technologies commented, “mmWave holds enormous potential to support a new class of user experiences. Qualcomm Technologies is leading the charge with both its Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem family and unlicensed 60-GHz Wi-Fi mmWave devices. Our 11ay solutions were developed with the flexibility to support a broad ecosystem of smartphone, router, or fixed wireless access platforms and provides the industry with the critical building blocks needed to take connectivity performance to the next level.”

The family of 11ay 60-GHz Wi-Fi chipsets includes the QCA6438 and QCA6428 for infrastructure and fixed wireless access, and the QCA6421 and QCA6431 for mobile applications. Qualcomm Technologies and Facebook announced earlier this year that they were working together to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook’s Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on the QCA6438 and QCA6428 chipsets.

The latest QCA64x8 and QCA64x1 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets are available now.

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