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Roundup: LitePoint, Broadcom, MediaTek, Calix, Arvig, & 6 GHz for South Africa

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Wi-Fi NOW CEO and Chairman, by Claus Hetting

LitePoint test platform selected to validate Broadcom Wi-Fi 7 solution

Above: LitePoint’s IQxel-MX Wi-Fi 7 test platform.

Wi-Fi Test Reader – and Wi-Fi NOW Partner – LitePoint will continue to collaborate with Broadcom, the Wi-Fi silicon reader, to test Broadcom’s just-released Wi-Fi 7 platform. press release.. According to LitePoint, the IQxel-MX tester was “selected to test Broadcom’s industry-leading chips. With this test platform, key new Wi-Fi 7 access points and clients that are critical to ensuring high speeds. This is because it enables comprehensive verification of functions. Low-latency communication that supports next-generation applications such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). “

A LitePoint spokeswoman said vendors working on Wi-Fi 7 products based on Broadcom chipsets can now use the LitePoint IQxel-MX tester to develop and validate their designs. This also means that OEMs can accelerate the development of next-generation Wi-Fi 7 access points that use Broadcom’s Wi-Fi 7 chipset.

LitePoint says the IQxel-MX is a single tester for RF-PHY with a continuous frequency range of 400 MHz to 7.3 GHz. Testers support MLO (multi-link operation) testing without additional external hardware while simultaneously meeting Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and Wi-Fi 7 (IEEE 802.11be) requirements. .. The company says the test platform is optimized to verify the device’s wireless signal quality and optimal operation across multiple links and multiple bands.

MediaTek will be the third silicon vendor to announce the Wi-Fi 7 platform

Last week, MediaTek, a leading provider of Wi-Fi chipsets based in Taiwan, announced the availability of the Wi-Fi 7 platform in the form of Filogic 880 solutions for access points and gateways and Filogic 380 solutions for client devices. I became a silicon vendor. (Smartphones, laptops, TVs, etc.).

According to MediaTek, the Filogic 880 platform is tri-band, but “scalable to pentaband 4×4” with a peak data rate of a whopping 36 Gbps, while the Filogic 380 supports a peak rate of 6.5 Gbps (using MLO). ). Both new chipsets support core Wi-Fi 7 technologies such as 4kQAM, 320 MHz channel, Multi-Link Operation (MLO) and MRU (MediaTek’s puncturing name). MediaTek also announced the new Dimensity 1050 smartphone 5G SoC, which includes support for Wi-Fi 6E. Please see here for the detail.. Qualcomm and Broadcom also recently announced AP and client-side Wi-Fi 7 solutions.

Minnesota ISPArvig has become one of the first companies to offer Wi-Fi 6E in the United States

In partnership with leading home Wi-Fi and broadband service platform vendor Calix Arvig – A regional ISP based in Minnesota, USA – has become one of the first in the United States (and the world) to offer Wi-Fi 6E-based home connectivity. Arvig’s Wi-Fi 6E products are based on Calix’s latest GigaSpire home gateway and mesh unit. The company states in a press release here..

Arvig operates broadband services based on a 14,500-mile fiber network that spans the state of Minnesota, USA. So far, Comcast (USA), Orange (France), Bouygues (France), and now Arvig (USA) have also announced Wi-Fi 6E home broadband services.

South Africa’s Wireless ISP Association WAPA is urging the release of the full 6GHz band

WAPA, an association of South African wireless ISPs, has urged national regulator ICASA to release the entire 6 GHz band (a total of 1.2 GHz, a new unlicensed spectrum) to Wi-Fi. Based on figures released by the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), WAPA says the release of the entire 6 GHz band will bring South Africa’s economy worth about US $ 58 billion and help South Africa break the digital divide. Stated. So far, nothing has been said about how ICASA is trying to manage the large-scale opportunities for the 6GHz spectrum in South Africa. Read more about it here..

/ Klaus.

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