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  1. thiggins

    Marvell Announces 11ax/11ac Dual WiFi SoC

    Marvell today introduced an 802.11ax SoC with 2x2 11ax and 2x2 11ac concurrent dual Wi-Fi radios, dual-mode Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth Low Energy radios and support for 802.11p for connected vehicles. The 88Q9098 integrages two complete Wi-Fi subsystems into a single SoC, and enabling two...
  2. thiggins

    ASUS Expands 11ax Lineup And Sets Ship Date

    ASUS announced two new 802.11ax routers at Computex 2018 today and said shipments will begin in Q3 this year. At the top end is the ROG Rapture GT-AX11000, the "world's first" tri-band 802.11ax router. The 11,000 comes from--you guessed it--the sum of top link rates of 1148 Mbps on 2.4 GHz and...
  3. thiggins

    First Draft 11ax Gateways Move Into Japanese Homes This Month

    Updated - Qualcomm and Japanese telecom service provider KDDI and broadband equipment provider NEC Platforms announced delivery of the "world’s first commercially available draft 802.11ax carrier gateway" to Japanese subscribers this month. The BL1000HW will be used to provision KDDI's au...
  4. thiggins

    CES 2018 Wrapup: Waiting For 11ax

    The dawn of 2018 finds router makers trying to make the best out of 802.11ax's delay. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  5. thiggins

    ASUS Expands Lyra Mesh Family

    ASUS is expanding its Lyra mesh family and touting its 11ax router in its CES 2018 introductions Read on SmallNetBuilder
  6. thiggins

    Celeno Introduces Everest 802.11ax Wi-Fi Chips

    Celeno jumps into the 802.11 mix with its latest Wi-Fi chip. Read on SmallNetBuilder
  7. Julio Urquidi

    Arris Introduces Next-Gen Broadband Gateway Devices

    Arris calls their new NVG578 and NVG558 gateways “future-ready” as both are designed to tackle upcoming challenges for service providers. The PON gateway platform used by the NVG578 is built to handle passive optical network speeds used by ultra-high speed broadband services, and will scale to...
  8. Julio Urquidi

    Marvell Announces 802.11ax Device Family

    Marvell signaled its entry into the arena for next-generation Wi-Fi with the announcement of its first 802.11ax products. Marvell's 11ax portfolio includes two, four and eight stream devices. The 88W9068 is a 5 GHz only 8x8 for high-end access points and wireless routers. The 88W9064 is a...
  9. thiggins

    Plume In a Three-way On Carrier Wi-Fi Mesh Systems?

    Plume Design today announced collaborations with both Broadcom and Qualcomm for development of multi-node distributed Wi-Fi systems. The Broadcom deal focuses on integration of Broadcom's Air-IQ and ZeroWaitDFS features with Plume's Adaptive WiFi Cloud Control and Management Platform. Also...
  10. thiggins

    Quantenna Announces 802.11ax Mesh Chipset

    Wi-Fi chipmaker Quantenna today announced its QSR10R-AX chipset for 802.11ax mesh repeater networks. The new device's claim to fame is that it's the world's first solution to combine three 4x4 802.11ax radios and integrated CPU cores. As Quantenna's block diagram above shows, three devices make...
  11. thiggins

    Huawei Announces 802.11ax Enterprise Access Point

    Chinese telecom equipment giant Huawei just introduced the first 802.11ax enterprise grade access point. Not many details were revealed about the AP7060DN, aside from using Qualcomm's 8x8 802.11ax chipset, supporting a maximum link rate of 4.8 Gbps in 5 GHz and having a 10 GbE port. The...
  12. R

    And So It Begins... Asus Announces First 802.11ax Router

    ASUS announced the first router based on the draft 802.11ax standard at IFA in Berlin. The RT-AX88U is a 4x4 design using Broadcom's 11ax platform, according to WikiDevi. Neither price or availability was announced. More information is in the press release below. ASUS Presents The Edge of...
  13. Julio Urquidi

    Broadcom Takes The 4x4 Road For 802.11ax

    Broadcom is taking what it thinks is a more pragmatic approach to getting a slice of the 802.11ax pie. The company's Tuesday announcement of its Max WiFi 802.11ax device family unveiled three devices, two built with four stream architectures and one with two streams, instead of the eight stream...
  14. thiggins

    Qualcomm Unveils 802.11ax AP, Client Chips

    Qualcomm Technologies today announced two devices supporting the fast-approaching 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard. The introduction of the IPQ8074 SoC for access points and routers and QCA6290 for client devices make Qualcomm Technologies the first company to announce both AP and client devices for...
  15. thiggins

    Qualcomm 802.11ax Webinar Tomorrow (11/29)

    1 hour webinar tomorrow. Open to everyone. Evolving Wi-Fi to 802.11ax: Is it just about higher peak speeds? Register here.
  16. Julio Urquidi

    Quantenna Debuts First 802.11ax Chipset, Launches IPO

    Quantenna announced the first 802.11AX chipset to enter the wireless market. The dual-band QRS10G-AX yields access point functionality and promises to continue to build upon the 802.11 IEEE wireless standard by adding more features and functionality to help cope with the rising number of online...