Quantenna Launches World’s Most Advanced 802.11ax Solution

Quantenna Communications has unveiled the QSR10GU-AX Plus, a new enhanced solution for gateways and access points based on the draft IEEE 802.11ax standard. This chipset is now sampling to select customers. Building upon Quantenna's pioneering QSR10G-AX Wi-Fi platform, the QSR10GU-AX Plus offers unique capabilities, including Adaptive 5 GHz, SuperTx and ESP, providing significant performance gains across a variety of home configurations. The QSR10GU-AX Plus can operate concurrently in both 8x8 MIMO in the 5 GHz band and 4x4 MIMO in the 2.4 GHz band supporting a total of 12 streams.

Unique features of QSR10GU-AX Plus include:

  • Dynamic switching between 8x8 MIMO and dual 4x4 MIMO in the 5 GHz band by applying adaptive algorithms, enabled by Quantenna’s unique baseband and RF architecture design. This provides the end users with the best possible MIMO configuration, tailored to each individual environment.
  • Enhanced radar detection and spectrum analyzer capabilities with wider frequency range analysis.
  • Up to 2x performance gain for non-802.11ax legacy client devices through SuperTx, which allows for multiplexing two non-802.11ax devices.
  • ESP algorithm to enhance beamforming and MU-MIMO performance to legacy devices.

Furthermore, RF enhancements result in up to 3 dB extended range, better performance and a reduced bill-of-material cost.

QSR10GU-AX Plus is pin-to-pin and software compatible with both QSR10G and QSR10G-AX enabling fast drop in transitions for QSR10G customers with no design changes needed to existing products. Click here to learn more.