Wireless

Broad portfolio of true WiFi 6 solutions

4th October 2018
Alex Lynn

Fully compliant 802.11ax products, which will be branded WiFi 6 as introduced earlier by WiFi Alliance, have been announced by Marvell. The 802.11ax standard improves reliability and performance for the upload and download of data, especially in ever-increasing user dense environments such as the workplace, home and automobile.

Marvell offers a full portfolio of true WiFi 6 solutions, including eight by eight, four by four, and two by two radios, targeted at enterprise and retail access points, carrier gateways, automotive and premium home markets.

In the race to be the first to market with WiFi 6 products, some companies are offering draft solutions which claim compliance but fall short of the complete 802.11ax requirements, causing market confusion, incompatibilities and early obsolescence. A complete implementation of WiFi 6 will deliver the highest throughput and lowest latency by enabling multiple users to simultaneously transfer data for both upload and download. The Marvell WiFi 6 solutions fully implement MU-MIMO and OFDMA for upload and download and deliver the highest performance for the user.

“In December, Marvell announced the sampling of the industry’s most complete 802.11ax wireless solutions. We are now in early production of these products which fully implement WiFi 6 for the industry’s highest performance,” said Mark Montierth, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Connectivity Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor.

Andrew Zignani, Senior Analyst at ABI Research, added: “Consumers are demanding smarter, faster and higher bandwidth wireless systems able to cope with the new data intensive applications and services they have come to expect 24/7 access to. Businesses need to ensure they are thoroughly vetting the technologies they deploy to ensure they satisfy both the MU-MIMO and OFDMA criteria that these new WiFi 6 technologies will demand.”

Kevin Robinson, VP of Marketing, WiFi Alliance finished: “WiFi Alliance is pleased to see one of our long-time members, Marvell, supporting WiFi 6. Using WiFi 6 terminology in products will help users better understand the experience they should expect to receive from WiFi.”

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