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Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band SoC Targets Access Points

NXP Semiconductors has announced its new CW641 Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band system-on-chip (SoC). NXP says that with increasing congestion in the legacy 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, the US FCC has approved 1.2GHz of unlicensed spectrum for the 6GHz band along with other regions around the world, which will transform the Wi-Fi landscape. With that in mind, the CW641 will make use of this 6GHz band and extend Wi-Fi capacity by bringing higher throughput, increased capacity, reliability and improved latency.

Designed for access points and service provider gateways, the CW641 provides increased speeds of over 4Gbps and multi-user performance in the new 6GHz band, providing greater capacity and lower latency, which dramatically improves the Wi-Fi user experience. Adding 6GHz capabilities to gateway platforms gives service providers options to efficiently partition available bandwidth across devices to ensure optimum user experience for a wide range of applications, says NXP. Mission critical, high bandwidth, low latency applications like mesh back haul and cloud gaming are well suited for migration to 6GHz, freeing up the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands for other lower bandwidth applications.

NXP’s new Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band SoC makes it possible to take full advantage of the 6GHz spectrum to boost the performance of in-home mesh networks, streaming high-resolution music and videos, online gaming, video calling, digital downloads, data-heavy web content and numerous other use cases. Beyond access point applications, the CW641 SoC sets the stage for high performance Wi-Fi 6E applications across consumer, automotive, industrial and Internet of Things (IoT).

Key features of CW641 include:

  • 4×4 Wi-Fi device with 4-spatial streams
  • Supports 6GHz, 5GHz and 2.4GHz operation
  • 160/80/40/20MHz channel bandwidth
  • Peak PHY rate of 4.8Gbps
  • Uplink and downlink OFDMA
  • Uplink and downlink MU-MIMO

The CW641 Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band SoC is sampling now.

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Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band SoC Targets Access Points

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