Future of WiFi is Here; Qualcomm New WiFi Chip 802.11ax will Ramp up your WiFi

Qualcomm, the chip manufacturer giant, is going to replace the current 802.11ac standard with chip 802.11ax. Qualcomm has already announced a pair of chips that would be compatible with 802.11ax Wi-Fi solutions. Future of WiFi is Here; Qualcomm New WiFi Chip 802.11ax will Ramp up your WiFi.

Future of WiFi is Here; Qualcomm new WiFi chip 802.11ax will Ramp up your WiFi

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Recently, Qualcomm has announced two chips, one is IPQ8074 system-on-chip (SoC) for broadcasters (routers and access points) and other one is QCA6290 SoC for receivers (Wi-Fi devices). Most surprisingly, both these chips will also support WiFi 802.11ax standard.

According to Qualcomm:

Qualcomm Technologies’ 802.11ax solutions are designed to improve connected experiences, delivering up to 4x greater capacity to make Wi-Fi traffic more efficient, resulting in up to 4x faster  user throughput and longer battery life for Wi-Fi devices*. Qualcomm Technologies expects to sample the IPQ8074 and QCA6290 in the first half of 2017.


This chip is a highly-integrated all-in-one platform for gateways and routers. The 14nm chip integrates an 11ax radio, MAC and baseband, and a quad-core 64-bit A53 CPU as well as a dual-core network accelerator. It uses a 12×12 Wi-Fi configuration (8×8 on the 5GHz band and 4×4 on the 2.4GHz band) and supports MU-MIMO for uplink.


On the client side, this chip can offer up to a 4x increase in throughput speed in a crowded network. It supports 2×2 MU-MIMO and can realize the full benefits of the 8×8 MU-MIMO. The chip can combine 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands using its Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) feature. Moreover, it will deliver up to 1.8 Gbps Wi-Fi speed.

About 802.11ax:

802.11ax is the next step in the evolution of Wi-Fi bringing the next level of performance and user experience.

With the growth in number of devices using Wi-Fi along with the development of the IoT, Wi-Fi networks should be capable of handling dense usage, augmented data traffic and a varied mix of applications and services with opposing needs.

802.11 ax will provide up-to a 4x surge in the capacity and also a noteworthy improvement in efficiency; thus bringing an outstanding experience of Wi-Fi for the users.

Onsa Mustafa

Onsa is a Software Engineer and a tech blogger who focuses on providing the latest information regarding the innovations happening in the IT world. She likes reading, photography, travelling and exploring nature.
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