Qualcomm released first round WiFi 6E Chipset
Qualcomm announced on May 29 that it has released four new WiFi 6E enabled Qualcomm Networking Pro platforms, extending its key Wi-Fi 6 functionality into the 6 GHz band, offering higher rates, higher bandwidth, and significantly increased low-latency network capacity.
The latest platforms are tri-band Wi-Fi 6, capable of running simultaneously in the 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz bands, Qualcomm said. The Qualcomm Network Pro family of platforms sets a new industry benchmark in terms of scalability and performance, being the first to support more than 2,000 users at a time. By unprecedented 16 streaming wi-fi 6 e configuration space, provide abundant network capacity, with four expansion of high 6 e wi-fi platforms to choose from, manufacturers can be different according to different application development products, from home wi-fi mesh network, to cover all the way to the for enterprises, large space, the campus network of enterprise wireless network access point.
At the same time, the FastConnect 6700 and FastConnect 6900 have been released on the mobile phone, with maximum theoretical speeds of 3Gbps and 3.6Gbps respectively, which will be integrated with Snapdragon chips. It's not entirely clear whether the chips will make their way into next year's flagship products. Qualcomm has released top-of-the-line Snapdragon chips this year, but currently uses the FastConnect 6800, which doesn't support 6 GHz. According to Qualcomm, phone makers have the option of using these newer Wi-Fi chips to add support for WiFi 6E, but it's unclear how many will opt for add-on chips to support WiFi 6E features, rather than waiting for the next generation of Snapdragon chips, which are integrated with WiFi 6 GHz by default.
WiFi 6E introduced the 6GHz band with the aim of providing a wider channel and size than the 5GHz band, and obtaining clear spectrum in the case of interference from traditional Wi-Fi 4 or Wi-Fi 5 devices. Qualcomm quickly jumped on the standard, and in February of this year, Qualcomm launched a landmark Wi-Fi 6E OTA demonstration in the 6GHz band with a combination of the FastConnect mobile connectivity subsystem and Networking Pro family.
With support for a large number of 160 MHz channels and advanced modulation technology, the new FastConnect 6800 subsystem offers a whole new level of Wi-Fi speed (close to 1.8Gbps), reliability and responsiveness, thanks to the greater bandwidth available in the 6GHz band.