Qualcomm Introduces New 6 GHz Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 Portfolio

Qualcomm Technologies launched their flagship portfolio of mobile connectivity systems that represent the most advanced Wi-Fi 6E offerings in the segment. Building upon their leading Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth audio technology features, these connectivity systems feature Wi-Fi speeds up to 3.6 Gbps on a mobile Wi-Fi offering, VR-class low latency and Bluetooth advancements delivering immersive audio experiences for classic and emerging LE Audio use cases.

With the introduction of the FastConnect™ 6900 and FastConnect™ 6700, Qualcomm Technologies is redefining the mobile experience by extending the power of Wi-Fi 6 into the 6 GHz band and advancing wireless audio with cutting-edge integrated Bluetooth 5.2 features. These innovations enable them to further break away from the pack and deliver a connectivity portfolio optimized to accelerate global adoption across multiple smartphone tiers.

Wi-Fi 6E delivers an unprecedented improvement in capacity to meet the rapid growth of connected devices and data demand. The introduction of supporting chipsets so soon after the FCC ruling ensures customers will see the benefits quickly and is an indicator of both Qualcomm Technologies’ investment and broad industry collaboration.

Wi-Fi Alliance® members have mobilized around 6 GHz in an unprecedented way and solutions like these from Qualcomm will help users fully experience Wi-Fi® in 6 GHz and quickly benefit from faster speeds, higher capacity, and lower latency applications.

Key Features of the Next-Generation Wi-Fi 6E System Includes:

Unmatched Wi-Fi Speed: 

  • FastConnect 6900 offers the fastest available Wi-Fi 6 speed, up to 3.6 Gbps, of any mobile Wi-Fi offering in the industry. 
  • FastConnect 6700 delivers impressive peak speeds approaching 3 Gbps. 

Driving this performance for both FastConnect systems are differentiated features such as: 

  • Qualcomm® 4K QAM (2.4, 5, 6 GHz) – an industry first implementation of this advanced modulation technique can extend the maximum QAM rate, across any supported band, from 1K to 4K for enhanced gaming and ultra HD streaming. 
  • 160 MHz channels support in both 5 and 6GHz bands, dramatically expanding throughput while reducing congestion. 

FastConnect 6900 delivers an extra boost of performance through additional unique feature implementation of 4-stream Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) with multi-band (including 6 GHz) capabilities.

Essential Improvement of Capacity and Network Efficiency: Delivering reliable performance, even in the most congested home, enterprise and public networks. 

  • 6 GHz dramatically expands Wi-Fi capacity by adding up to 1200 MHz of additional spectrum, more than doubling the number of pathways currently available for sending and receiving data.
  • Dual band 160 MHz supports up to seven additional non-overlapping channels in the 6 GHz band, in addition to 160 MHz channels available in the 5 GHz band. 
  • Deploys high-performance Uplink / Downlink MU-MIMO and OFDMA mobile technologies across all available bands. 
  • New Wi-Fi 6 Uplink MU-MIMO capability can increase network capacity by more than 2.5x.  

Ultra-Low Latency: A new class of low latency and high speed for emerging mobile applications, providing the foundation for explosive growth in mobile gaming and XR application. 

  • Feature implementation delivers latency reduction up to 8x in congested environments for dramatically improved mobile gaming experiences. 
  • Wireless VR-class latency (<3ms) for Head Mounted Displays (HMD) provides a strong foundation for this rapidly growing industry segment.  

Advanced Technology and Power Efficiency: Power savings due to less channel congestion and improved scheduling. 

  • 14nm process node combined with advanced power-management architecture provides up to 50 percent improvement in power efficiency, compared to previous generation solutions.

Key Features of The New Bluetooth 5.2 System Includes:

Bluetooth 5.2 Above and Beyond

  • Leading Bluetooth 5.2 implementation includes a second Bluetooth antenna with intelligent switching capabilities, overcoming common signal shadowing issues for unparalleled Bluetooth reliability and range.   
  • Engineered to be ready to address emerging LE Audio experiences such as multi-point audio sharing and broadcast audio, enabling multiple audio connections simultaneously.

Superior Bluetooth Audio

  • Qualcomm® aptX™ Adaptive supporting wire-equivalent audio (up to 96kHz) and Qualcomm® aptX™ Voice providing super-wideband quality calls.

End-to-End Enhanced Experiences 

  • When paired with the premium features of Qualcomm® QCC5141, QCC5144, QCC3046 and QCC3040 Audio SoCs, users can expect robust, premium audio quality with low power consumption.
  • Innovative transmit power and coexistence algorithms deliver materially improved range and link robustness.

As consumer expectations for always-on, flawless streaming video and crystal-clear audio continue to grow dramatically worldwide, modern applications and devices face increasing challenges with respect to battery life, data rates, range and security. Qualcomm Technologies allows to deliver high-quality, breakthrough technologies to global customers. The FastConnect platforms will allow to integrate multi-tasking capabilities into phones, along with wireless display interfaces, which – when combined with the power of 5G – will help customers to boost productivity and efficiency.

The FastConnect 6900 and 6700 solutions are sampling now and will ship in production during the second half of 2020.

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