Palma Ceia SemiDesign Introduces New Wi-Fi 6 Transceiver Chip

Palma Ceia SemiDesign, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in semiconductor chips and IP for next-generation wireless connectivity, announced the PCS11ax28, its new chip for the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard. The PCS11ax28 is the new 802.11ax based transceiver from Palma Ceia SemiDesign and is available now for customer sampling. 

The advanced feature set of the PCS11ax28 has designed to support the ever-expanding universe of applications for the Internet of Things. Sample supply is limited due to greater than expected customer demand, however, they are working with our global partners to expand supply.

The 802.11ax standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6, is the newest version of the 802.11 standards for wireless network transmissions commonly referred to as Wi-Fi. It offers greater maximum data rates than earlier standards, as well as higher network capacity to support greater numbers of IoT devices. Wi-Fi 6 is backward-compatible with the previous version of the Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ac.

Highlights of the new Wi-Fi 6 chip from Palma Ceia SemiDesign include:

  • Currently available in 1x1 MIMO configuration. The availability of 2X2 and 4X4 configurations are planned for Q3 2020.
  • Supports Wi-Fi 6 channel bandwidths 20 MHz, 40MHz, and 80MHz.
  • Supports all Wi-Fi 6 modulations up to 1024-QAM.
  • Analog I/O out can enable Bluetooth over 2.4 GHz channels.
  • Extremely low power consumption, with peak RX power consumption of only 195mW for the 1x1 configuration.
  • Based on high-performance 28-nm HPC technology

This transceiver is can be used to support a wide range of Wi-Fi 6 applications like large public venues, transportation hubs, smart cities and factories, campus and university environments, home offices and smart homes.

Palma Ceia SemiDesign also offers HaLow and NB-IOT products targeting many of these same applications, and their need to operate under battery power for 10 years or more. Click here to learn more about their products.