802.11ax – High Efficiency Wireless Improving User Throughput in Dense User Environments
June 16, 2016
8am PT/ 11am ET
The world has benefited from the evolution of the IEEE 802.11 wireless networking standard to accommodate more and more users and their ever-increasing data consumption. At its early inception in the late 1990s, wireless networks ran at around 11 Mbps using Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum technology. Later on, the wireless standard multiplied the data rates when it incorporated multi-carrier technology with 802.11a/g. The next big development was MIMO technology with 802.11n. We have now reached a large milestone with raw network speeds of over 1Gbps with 802.11ac.
However, the speed advantages of existing 802.11 technology become harder to reach in environments in which a high-density of users are trying to exchange large amounts of information. That is why the next big breakthrough for 802.11 will focus on improving the average data throughput per user in dense environments by a factor of 4X.
This webinar will present the fundamental changes to the 802.11ax PHY and MAC layers that will enable higher network efficiency. It will also address the test challenges of measuring the performance of 802.11ax signals and systems.
Alejandro Buritica is a Senior Product Marketing Manager with National Instruments. With an expertise in validation and production testing of RF and wireless devices, Alejandro has more than 10 years of experience in automotive telematics units, high-precision RF instrumentation, and parallel test solutions for high-volume manufacturing. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia and Master’s in Wireless Systems from Politecnico di Torino, in Turin, Italy.