Qualcomm Highlights Wi-Fi 6 Momentum Across Multiple Product Segments

Qualcomm Technologies recently hosted the Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 Day. At the event the Qualcomm provided information about Wi-Fi 6 momentum across crucial multiple product segments, including mobile, compute, and auto. They announced and demonstrated support for important new Wi-Fi 6 features, described its traction of Wi-Fi 6 designs and global updates on key feature adoption, and hosted key customers to offer insights on the consumer value of Wi-Fi 6.

Paired with its announcement of four new Wi-Fi 6 networking platforms, Qualcomm has formalized an end-to-end vision and differentiated technology approach that is designed to help expand the global impact of Wi-Fi 6, and help usher in an era of connectivity innovation where Wi-Fi 6 and 5G work together to meet the challenge of delivering superior high-speed connectivity to dozens, hundreds, and thousands of connected devices simultaneously.

Wi-Fi 6 Mobile and Computing Leadership

Qualcomm has seen strong Wi-Fi 6 momentum across its flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 and 855+ Mobile Platform designs. Qualcomm FastConnect 6200 Subsystem, with its complement of critical Wi-Fi 6 features, is attached to almost all of 225+ Snapdragon 855 and 855+ designs, including nearly all 5G designs.

FastConnect is the name of Qualcomm Technologies’ integrated advanced connectivity subsystem spanning Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other non-cellular connectivity technologies within the Snapdragon Mobile and Compute Platforms. In addition to core connectivity capability, the subsystem delivers a host of highly differentiated features that aims to set new industry benchmarks for faster connections at longer range, smoother video streaming, powerful gaming experiences, premium audio performance, and the highest level of Wi-Fi security commercially available.

Also at Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 Day, the company announced support for Uplink MU-MIMO (Multi-User Multi-In Multi-Out), a significant innovation in the Wi-Fi 6 standard, for its upcoming next-generation Wi-Fi 6 Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 Subsystem With emerging applications like live video sharing, online gaming, and AR/VR set to transform the data landscape, the delivery and management of uplink data traffic is surging in importance for mobile users. Qualcomm Technologies pioneered advanced and practical MU-MIMO designs and the company’s technology pedigree, trading on over a decade of research and development in algorithmic optimization, is supported by its recent landmark achievement of shipping its 750 millionth MU-MIMO-enabled connectivity solution for client devices.

Driving Wi-Fi 6 Innovation in Auto

The Qualcomm Automotive Wi-Fi 6 chip, the QCA6696, brings the next generation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to the automotive industry. Complementing the Snapdragon Automotive 4G and 5G Platforms, the QCA6696 is Qualcomm’s most advanced Wi-Fi solution offering fast, secure and efficient Wi-Fi connectivity to meet challenging consumer demands for greater robustness and reduced latency when operating in congested and dense environments in a moving automobile.

The QCA6696 features dual Wi-Fi 6 multiple-input multiple output (MIMO) access points designed to support Gigabit in-car hotspot and to deliver efficient Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the vehicle, supporting ultra-high definition (ultra-HD) video streaming on multiple displays, screen mirroring from compatible devices and wireless back-up cameras, as well as Bluetooth 5.1 support and Qualcomm aptX Adaptive audio to deliver high fidelity voice and streaming audio support. The QCA6696 chip is now sampling and is expected to appear in commercial vehicles in 2021.

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