MediaTek just made Wi-Fi 7 a lot more exciting

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MediaTek's FiLogic 860 and FiLogic 360 chips.MediaTek

The abutting change of wireless technology, Wi-Fi 7, has been hitting its stride in contempo months. Now, MediaTek is giving it a big addition with a duo of new Filogic chips that will ability a accomplished new bearing of Wi-Fi 7-capable devices, from action acceptance credibility and wireless cobweb systems to smartphones and set-top boxes.

Unsurprisingly, MediaTek was one of the aboriginal chipmakers on axle back Wi-Fi 7 fabricated its admission at CES 2022, able to bear top speeds more than alert as fast as accepted Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 6E technologies. While Wi-Fi 7 is still in its beginning stages — few chump accessories abutment it, and the blueprint has yet to accept its final acceptance — MediaTek’s second-generation Filogic chips will ensure that smartphones, laptops, and routers are accessible to bear the best of what the new accepted has to offer.

“MediaTek stands out with the best absolute connectivity portfolio on the market, and we’re continuing this bequest with our two new beat Wi-Fi 7 solutions advised for boilerplate applications,” said Alan Hsu, MediaTek’s accumulated carnality admiral and accepted administrator of Intelligent Connectivity Business in a columnist release. “Filogic 860 and Filogic 360 action the aforementioned technology as our exceptional solutions with aberrant believability in active arrangement environments, ultra-fast speeds with bargain cessation and added range.”

The Filogic 860 for exceptional routers

MediaTek FiLogic 860 infographic.MediaTek

The flagship of the new duo is the Filogic 860, which will accommodate dual-band acceptance and arrangement processing to ability back-end technologies in homes and businesses. With a triple-core Arm Cortex-A73 CPU, this provides abundant application to accommodated the demands of ample corporations and account providers, but it’s additionally acceptable to acquisition its way into some high-end Wi-Fi 7 routers.

Thanks to its accouterments acceleration, the Filogic 860 will be able to ability beat tunneling and aegis appearance for use in Virtual Private Network (VPN) and firewall applications while additionally actuality able to seamlessly avenue Wi-Fi 7 cartage amid nodes in a wireless cobweb network.

The dual-band Wi-Fi abutment in the new cavity additionally promises to bear 7.2Gbps of best throughput. Those are the accomplished dual-band speeds currently accessible in the industry back application multi-link operations (MLO), a new Wi-Fi 7 accessory that allows applicant accessories to acquaint with a router application assorted bands accompanying — the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands in this case.

Naturally, the Filogic 860 will abutment all the added beat appearance of the Wi-Fi 7 abstract blueprint that’s accepted to be accomplished aboriginal abutting year, including 4096-QAM (4K-QAM), additional abutment for abacus an added accept antenna to acceleration up activating abundance alternative (DFS) and addition accepting ambit application MediaTek’s Filogic Xtra ambit abutment feature.

The Filogic 360 for applicant devices

MediaTek FiLogic 360 infographic.MediaTek

On the added end, MediaTek’s Filogic 360 is a standalone cavity that will accommodate Wi-Fi 7 abutment for chump electronics like smartphones, laptops, set-top boxes, acute TVs, and more.

The Filogic 360 integrates triple-band Wi-Fi that supports 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz frequencies and can handle speeds up to 2.9Gbps. The Wi-Fi 7 technology is abutting by two Bluetooth 5.4 cores to accommodate abundant throughput for gaming and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) audio, which appearance an chip agenda arresting processor (DSP) that can handle the newest LC3 codec.

Since Wi-Fi and Bluetooth can accomplish in the aforementioned 2.4GHz band, MediaTek has additionally broiled beat technology into the Filogic 360 to ensure that the radios don’t footfall on anniversary other, additional Filogic Xtra ambit abutment to addition the accessible ambit of accessories accumulation the new cavity by application a “unique Hybrid MLO solution.”

MediaTek has already amorphous sending out samples of the Filogic 860 and Filogic 360 chips to its accomplishment customers. The aboriginal Wi-Fi 7 able accessories accumulation the new chips are accepted to access about mid-2024.

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