World’s First Full-Duplex 802.11ax Mesh Chipset Solution

Quantenna Communications has released a new chipset for 802.11ax mesh repeater networks. They are showcasing this chipset at the Broadband World Forum Telecoms Conference & Industry Event in Messe, Berlin from October 24-26, 2017.

Building on Quantenna’s market leading Wi-Fi technologies, the QSR10R-AX is the world’s first solution to combine three 4x4 802.11ax radios and integrated CPU cores for optimal mesh repeating functionality. It supports the newest Wi-Fi standard, 802.11ax, in order to address the growing needs of customers who want to offer high performance and cost optimized mesh products.

The new QSR10R-AX includes an unrivaled three 4x4 802.11ax radios that allow full-duplex operation as opposed to half-duplex operation found in most mesh products today. Full-duplex allows mesh repeaters to reliably extend network coverage without unnecessary interfering with a home gateway by using a different radio frequency. This allows not only higher speeds but also better quality of service and coverage. In addition, the QSR10R-AX has embedded CPUs to provide full Access Point (AP) and bridging functionality. There is no need for customers to add an external CPU thereby saving size, power and cost.

When combining QSR10R-AX 4x4 capabilities with a 4x4 or 8x8 residential gateway, one can maximize coverage for large homes without compromising network performance and reliability. The QSR10R-AX supports simultaneous delivery of video, voice and data to increasing numbers of internet-connected, wireless devices such as smart phones, tablets, computers and the Internet of Things (IoT). It is designed to provide steady, high-speed, high-quality Wi-Fi, wherever users are located.

Key Features of the Quantenna QSR10R-AX chipset Includes:

  • Two 4x4 5GHz 802.11ax radios
  • One 4x4 2.4GHz 802.11ax radio
  • Embedded CPUs for on-chip 802.11ax Access Point and Bridging support
  • 2.4GHz PTA interface to co-exist with external IoT radios
  • RGMII port for GbE connection
  • Quantenna’s SONiQ mesh software for client roaming, channel steering and AP load balancing

Quantenna expects to sample the chipset to elite access partners in the first half of 2018.