Celeno delivers 802.11ax Wi-Fi solution

Celeno delivers 802.11ax Wi-Fi solution

Intel is also helping OEMs smoothly transition to the new standard.

Intel announced this week that it'll have chips ready within the year for the next generation of Wi-Fi - what's known as 802.11ax.

When Wi-Fi works smarter, consumers - my family included - get faster, smoother content streaming, online gaming, video calls and Internet browsing.

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802.11ax networks should be able to pump four times as much data as today's 802.11ac networks to each device in crowded situations, National Instruments estimates, in part by beaming data toward specific phones, PCs and other devices instead of bathing an entire room with radio signals. The new chipsets can connect up to 256 devices and can deliver enhanced throughput for a wide range of packet sizes. 802.11ax should help in congested situations, though, with its ability to manage more connections more intelligently. To further improve the user experience, Intel is also enabling optimizations between our 802.11ax offerings for client devices and home infrastructure devices.

Furthermore, Intel's 802.11ax chipsets are based on Draft 2.0 of 802.11ax, which will be the baseline for 802.11ax certification. That's because product certification doesn't begin until next year, and certification, a spokesperson said, "is typically an inflection point toward broader industry adoption". The Alliance is the group that sets up new Wi-Fi standards internationally.

Intel will be releasing its 802.11ax chipsets this year. IEEE is now working on the next gen WiFi standard named 802.11ax which will offer up to 40 percent faster data transfer speed when compared to the current 801.11ac standard. This is important since a more mature draft - Draft 2.0 or higher - will be the baseline for 802.11ax certification, and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED* is the only way to truly guarantee multivendor interoperability. It'll be several months before certified products hit the market. Intel chipsets will be available for mainstream 2x2 and 4x4 home routers and gateways for cable, xDSL, fibre and consumer retail devices.

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