Wi-Fi 6/6E is the latest generation of Wi-Fi that uses 1200 MHz of newly added spectrum from 5.925 to 7.125 GHz to provide higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates than traditional Wi-Fi technology. The new spectrum is right above the existing 5 GHz spectrum (Wi-Fi 6) and allows for denser networks by increasing the number of Wi-Fi channels that can be used. Wi-Fi 6E devices leverage these wider channels and additional capacity to deliver greater network performance and to share the network simultaneously, even in very dense and congested environments.
This article lists trending Wi-Fi 6/6E content on everything RF in 2021. For more Wi-Fi 6/6E related products, visit the Wi-Fi 6 Hub on everything RF. We keep users up to date with new products, news, whitepapers, webinars, and events.
Qorvo Introduces Wi-Fi 6E FEMs for Consumer and Enterprise Devices
Qorvo introduced two Wi-Fi 6E front end modules (FEMs) - the QPF4656 and QPF4632 - designed to maximize throughput and range in high-bandwidth applications such as 8K video streaming, online gaming, and virtual reality. These Wi-Fi 6E FEMs unleash the full potential of this new spectrum, delivering leading linearity performance and maximizing throughput and capacity at peak permissible indoor power levels. Read more.
NXP Launches the World’s First QFN RF Front End Solution for Wi-Fi 6
OnePlus has integrated NXP’s QFN RF Front End Solution - the WLAN7205C - for Wi-Fi 6 in its high-end flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 9. The WLAN7205C supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless network standard and supports the new 6 GHz spectrum. The new OnePlus handset is the industry’s first smartphone featuring a Wi-Fi-6 QFN solution, which allows for the smallest possible footprint inside the smartphone. With its higher data rate and increased capacity, Wi-Fi 6 will power new consumer experiences on smartphones and drive the creation of new and compelling applications across a broad range of markets and services. Read more.
Qorvo Introduces 5 GHz Front End Modules for Wi-Fi 6 Home Mesh Networks
Qorvo introduced two new 5 GHz front-end modules (FEMs) - the QPF7551 and QPF7552 - that integrate a high-frequency bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filter. They feature Qorvo's unique bandBoost filter technology that combines a powerful amplifier and filter in a single module to reduce board size and simplify the task of Wi-Fi OEM designers in bringing home networking solutions to market faster. Read more.
Broadcom's Wireless Chipset Powers the World’s First Wi-Fi 6E Smartphone
Broadcom announced that the BCM4389 chip is being used by the world’s first Wi-Fi 6E enabled phone, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The BCM4389 combines the benefits of the sixth generation of Wi-Fi with the pristine 6 GHz band to power the Galaxy S21 Ultra with Wi-Fi speeds over 2 Gbps. The chip also has a unique multi-radio Bluetooth 5 architecture that supports a premium audio experience with Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, and Tri-Band Simultaneous (TBS) connectivity that improves Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance and battery utilization. Read more.
NXP Introduces 6 GHz Tri-Band 4x4 Wi-Fi 6E SOC for Access Points
NXP Semiconductors is laying the foundation for a new era of Wi-Fi 6 devices that can operate in the 6 GHz band with its new CW641 Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band system-on-chip (SoC). With increasing congestion in the legacy 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, the US FCC has approved 1.2 GHz of unlicensed spectrum for the 6 GHz band along with other regions around the world, which will transform the Wi-Fi landscape. NXP’s Wi-Fi 6E device will make use of this 6 GHz band and extend Wi-Fi capacity by bringing higher throughput, increased capacity, reliability, and improved latency. Read more.
Resonant Enhances XBAR Resonator Performance to Address 5G and Wi-Fi Co-existence Issues
Resonant Inc. announced expanded performance for its XBAR high-frequency resonator for RF filters that can manage the co-existence of 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E networks, protecting each from co-interference and the resulting degradation in network performance. Resonant’s ground-breaking XBAR technology enables ultra wide operating bandwidths at high frequencies. The company has demonstrated measured results of XBAR-based filters that operate in frequency bands supporting 5G and Wi-Fi up to 7000 MHz (802.11 ax) with bandwidths over 1000 MHz (18% relative bandwidth). Read more.
Qualcomm Introduces ultraBAW Filter Technology to Enable 5G and Wi-Fi Solutions up to 7 GHz
Qualcomm Technologies announced the Qualcomm ultraBAW RF filter technology for bands up to 7 GHz, another innovation that builds on the company’s modem-to-antenna solution that is driving high-performance 5G and connectivity systems across wireless product segments. The new Qualcomm ultraBAW RF filter technology will enable both 5G and Wi-Fi solutions to access spectrum up to 7 GHz, delivering high performance at higher frequencies. Read more.
Infineon Introduces Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.2 Combo Module for IoT and Streaming Devices
Infineon Technologies AG expanded its wireless portfolio of high-performance, reliable and secure offerings. The newly developed AIROC brand now includes the industry’s first 1x1 Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.2 combo SoC for the IoT, enterprise, and industrial applications, and its first 2x2 Wi-Fi 6/6E and Bluetooth 5.2 combo SoC for multimedia, consumer, and automotive applications. The Wi-Fi 6/6E combo solutions operate in the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and the new, greenfield 6 GHz spectrum to deliver robust performance and minimal latency. Read more.
Akoustis Introduces the First 6.5 GHz XBAW Filter for Wi-Fi 6E Applications
Akoustis Technologies, an integrated device manufacturer (IDM) of patented Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) high-band RF filters for mobile and other wireless applications, introduced the industry’s first ultra-wideband 6.5 GHz XBAW filter that covers the entire U-NII-5 to U-NII-8 bands of the new WiFi 6E unlicensed spectrum. Read more.
Broadcom Ships Over 500 Million Wi-Fi 6 Chipsets
In just two years since Broadcom launched the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 devices with their smartphone and access point partners, they have, as of January 2021, shipped over half-a-billion Wi-Fi 6 chips. This latest milestone demonstrates their belief in them more than anything else. Read more.
R&S Introduces Vector Signal Generator for Testing mm-Wave, 5G and Wi-Fi 6E Applications
Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S SMM100A, the only vector signal generator with mmWave testing capabilities in its class. The instrument meets the rigorous expectations for generating digital signals for the most advanced wireless communication devices entering production, as well as for developing future products and technologies. Read more.
HUBER+SUHNER Launches 6x6 MIMO Antenna to Support Wi-Fi 6E on Trains
HUBER+SUHNER has launched the SENCITY OMNI-SR Slim 6x6 MIMO antenna to meet the demand for next-generation technologies. It is an upgrade to the renowned 3x3 MIMO rail antenna already on the market, keeping costs and installation effort low. This antenna is suitable for use around the world in bands up to 7.125 GHz to provide fast connectivity and Wi-Fi 6E onboard. The antennas can be used with SPUMA and RADOX RF cables up to 8 GHz. Read more.
MaxLinear's Wi-Fi SoC Selected for the Wi-Fi 6E Certification Test Bed
The Wi-Fi Alliance selected the MaxLinear WAV664 as an official Wi-Fi 6E test bed device. The second device from MaxLinear Inc to hold such an honor, the Home Wi-Fi Chipset WAV600 Series is part of the Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 test bed. Read more.
What is Wi-Fi 6E?
Wi-Fi 6E, is an updated version of Wi-Fi 6 that operates in the newly allocated 6 GHz frequency band. Operating in this new frequency band, allows Wi-Fi 6E to provide higher performance, lower latency, and faster data rates than Wi-Fi 6 and traditional Wi-Fi technology. Wi-Fi 6E uses the 1200 MHz of newly added spectrum from 5.925 to 7.125 GHz. Read more.
Testing Challenges and Solutions for Accurate Wi-Fi 6 Chipset and Device Characterization
Wi-Fi 6 chipsets and devices harness the latest wireless standard with improved capabilities and performance. Enabling metrics such as faster data throughput and greater network efficiency may be favorable for consumers, but it places considerable demands on Wi-Fi characterization and compliance testing. When faced with test equipment that is not up for the task, engineers often resort to testing compromises, threatening measurement accuracy. Read more.
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