The Taiwanese giant has already captured the mobile SoC market and looks to lead in the race of wireless communications, to become the first to demo the upcoming Wi-Fi technology. This demo highlights the capabilities of its forthcoming Wi-Fi 7 Filogic connectivity portfolio.
MediaTek is currently showcasing two Wi-Fi 7 demos to key customers and industry collaborators to demonstrate the technology’s super-fast speeds and low latency transmission. It can achieve the maximum speed defined by IEEE 802.11be and demonstrates its multi-link operation (MLO) technology.
“The rollout of Wi-Fi 7 will mark the first time that Wi-Fi can be a true wireline/Ethernet replacement for super high-bandwidth applications,” said Alan Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intelligent Connectivity business at MediaTek. “MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology will be the backbone of home, office and industrial networks and provide seamless connectivity for everything from multi-player AR/VR applications to cloud gaming and 4K calls to 8K streaming and beyond.”
MLO technology aggregates multiple channels on different frequencies bands at the same time to highlight how network traffic can still flow seamlessly even if there is interference or congestion on the bands. This will be critical for delivering faster and more reliable video streaming, gaming and anything else that requires constant, sustained and real-time throughput.
“Faster broadband Internet access and more demanding applications such as higher resolution video streaming and VR gaming are driving demand for Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and soon Wi-Fi 7,” said Mario Morales, group vice president, Semiconductors at IDC. “Wi-Fi 7’s advances in channel width, QAM, and new features such as multi-link operation (MLO) will make Wi-Fi 7 very attractive for devices including flagship smartphones, PCs, consumer devices and vertical industries like retail and industrial; as service providers begin to deploy a wider spectrum of hotspots across these market segments.”
MediaTek has been leading the development of the Wi-Fi 7 standard since its inception and is one of the first adopters of Wi-Fi 7 technology. So, in the course of time, we can expect it to become the first in providing Wi-Fi 7 on its next-gen mobile chipset and develop modems for its own as well as others.
“Today’s consumers want an always-connected, reliable and fast Wi-Fi connection for many applications such as video calls, 4K/8K TV entertainment, real-time gaming, and others,” said Moon Ho Lee, president at Korea Mercury. “MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology can fulfil the current need for all the applications consumers enjoy today and also open the door for future AR/VR applications which we can’t even imagine today.”
What actually makes Wi-Fi 7 special is its blazing fast speeds – delivering 2.4X faster speeds than Wi-Fi 6 even with the same number of antennas as Wi-Fi 7 can utilize 320Mhz channels and support 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology. It brings new capabilities in a broad range of spectrum including 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz. Other notable features of Wi-Fi 7 include MLO to reduce latency by transmitting Wi-Fi on multiple bands, in addition to multi-user resource unit (MRU) features for enhanced interference avoidances and mitigation.
MediaTek has also confirmed that you can expect new products with Wi-Fi 7 to hit the market starting in 2023, i.e. next year and surely announcements will come by the end of this year.
To learn more about MediaTek’s Filogic portfolio, please visit https://www.mediatek.com/products/networking-and-connectivity/.
via MediaTek Press Release