Mediatek was one of the first vendors to demonstrate working 802.11be-compliant silicon under the Filogic lineup in January 2022. As part of the announcements at this week's Computex, the company provided additional technical details along with part numbers. The Filogic 880 platform will service access points, routers, and gateways, while the Filogic 380 will be seen in the client devices. Wi-Fi 7 / 802.11be Background The 802.11 Working Group focused on extremely high throughput when starting work on 802.11be. This has been achieved primarily through a combination of three different aspects: Support for up to 16 spatial streams Support for channel widths up to 320MHz (with operation in 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands) Support for 4096-QAM (4K-QAM) resulting in better utilization of available spectrum (a faster...
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