MediaTek recently announced it has been selected to be on the testbed for Wi-Fi 6E, a new certification from Wi-Fi Alliance for Wi-Fi Certified 6 devices with 6GHz support.
MediaTek has both an access point wireless solution, MT7915-AP-AX, and a client-side wireless solution, MT7915-STA-AX on the testbed. These two testbed devices support unlicensed operation in the 6GHz and include many advanced Wi-Fi 6 features such as multiple resource unit (RU) sizes for optimal simultaneous OFDMA operation of multiple clients, along with other cutting-edge connectivity features.
“MediaTek has the broadest Wi-Fi portfolio and is the number one Wi-Fi supplier across broadband, retail routers, consumer electronics devices, and gaming with its Wi-Fi solutions that power hundreds of millions of devices every year,” said Alan Hsu, Corporate Vice President at MediaTek. “With our access point and client-side solutions as part of the Wi-Fi 6E test bed for the product certification process, we look forward to helping our customers meet the latest connectivity requirements by bringing next-generation connectivity features to the products consumers love.”
Over the years, MediaTek has worked closely with the Wi-Fi Alliance to ensure MediaTek’s connectivity portfolio supports the latest Wi-Fi features. Now, in addition to supporting the unlicensed 6GHz band, MediaTek’s portfolio of Wi-Fi 6 chipset solutions with Wi-Fi 6E functionality supports 1024-QAM and OFDMA for enhanced performance, target wake time (TWT) for longer battery life, WPA3 for the highest level of security, and multi-user multiple inputs, multiple outputs (MU-MIMO) for higher capacity. Plus, MediaTek’s solutions support many of the optional Wi-Fi Certified 6 R1 features, as well as Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh R2 features which has new traffic controls, improved security features, better spectrum optimization, and more diagnostic capabilities.
MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 6E access point and client products are designed for a variety of market segments, including but not limited to:
- Broadband products such as home gateways, access points, mesh nodes, and extenders
- Retail devices including routers and repeaters
- Consumer electronics like voice assistant devices (VAD), TVs and over-the-top (OTT) products including TV sticks
- PC devices such as notebooks
- 5G applications including smartphones, 5G MiFi and 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) devices
- IoT applications for a wide variety of use cases
Wi-Fi 6 devices with Wi-Fi 6E support offer a number of advantages over previous Wi-Fi generations, including lower latency and additional capacity and speed. Devices utilizing Wi-Fi 6 connections in 6GHz are designed to make use of wide 160 MHz channels and uncongested bandwidth in 6GHz to deliver multigigabit, low latency Wi-Fi for a better connectivity experience. This enables better support for cutting-edge applications such as unified communications, AR/VR, and even holographic video.
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