Quantenna Working on 10Gbps Wi-Fi Chipset
Quantenna Communications has announced that sometime next year it plans to launch a new Wi-Fi chipset that will provide throughput of 10Gbps. This is possible due to a new 8x8 MIMO chipset that the company is working on, which will work with older Wi-Fi standards such as 802.11 a/b/g and n. Some of the newest routers that are currently on the market feature 3x3 MIMO chipsets, such as the Linksys WRT-1900AC that delivers 1.3Gbps, while newer 802.11ac routers that have been announced feature a 4x4 MIMO chipset, such as the ASUS RT-AC87U that delivers 1.7Gbps. The new chipset by Quantenna will bond multiple channels found on the 5GHz frequency band to provide a single channel that is 160MHz wide; current 802.11ac routers are able to achieve an 80MHz wide channel by using the same technology.
Quantenna has revealed alongside of this announcement that it does not plan to introduce any 8x8 MIMO chipsets into battery powered devices or USB Wi-Fi adapters. The company plans on the chipset being used in enterprise environments and consumer networking.