Monday, May 23rd 2022

MediaTek Announces World's First Complete Wi-Fi 7 Platforms for Access Points and Clients

MediaTek today announced the Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 Wi-Fi 7 platform solutions for high-bandwidth applications in the operator, retail, enterprise and consumer electronics markets. This pair of chips will be among the first Wi-Fi 7 solutions to hit the market, allowing device makers to deliver cutting-edge products with the latest connectivity technology. Filogic 880 is a complete platform that combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a new advanced host processor solution to provide the industry's best router and gateway solution for operator, retail and enterprise markets. It offers a scalable architecture that can support up to penta-band 4x4 with a maximum speed of 36 Gbps. Filogic 380 is designed to bring Wi-Fi 7 connectivity to all client devices, including smartphone, tablet, TVs, notebooks, set-top boxes and OTT streaming devices. The chip's dual concurrent 2x2 capability will be optimized "out-of-the-box" for these devices as MediaTek also supplies the corresponding platform solutions. This helps to streamline the design process, maximize performance and accelerate time-to-market.

"Our wireless connectivity solutions are designed to deliver the fastest performance using the most advanced technologies, and represent MediaTek's commitment to drive Wi-Fi 7 adoption in a large number of new markets," said Alan Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intelligent Connectivity business at MediaTek. "With Filogic 880 and Filogic 380, our customers can deliver fast, reliable and always-on connected experiences to meet the industry's growing connectivity demands." MediaTek's Filogic 880 combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a powerful application processor and network processing unit (NPU) to support maximum Wi-Fi, Ethernet and packet processing performance. The chip offers a wide range of interfaces and peripherals, making it easy to customize designs for various end products and applications.
The Filogic 880 platform includes a 6 nm Wi-Fi 7 access point solution with:
  • Support for key Wi-Fi 7 technologies such as 4096-QAM, 320 MHz, MRU and MLO
  • Flexibility to scale to penta-band 36 Gbps speeds
  • Support up to 10 Gbps in one channel
  • Support for OFDMA RU, MU-MIMO and MBSSID
In addition to its Wi-Fi 7 capabilities, the Filogic 880 platform also provides a powerful host processor, which includes a quad-core Arm Cortex-A73 application processor and an advanced NPU. Key features include:
  • An advanced hardware network full off-load engine on both Wi-Fi and Ethernet interface
  • A built-in networking crypto engine (EIP-197) for accelerating IPSec, SSL/TLS, DTLS (CAPWAP), SRTP and MACsec
  • Support for high-speed interfaces (5 Gbps USB and 10 Gbps PCI-Express), UART, SD, SPI, PWM, GPIO and OTP for rich platform customization opportunities
The Filogic 380 is a stand-alone, single-chip 6 nm Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 combo solution designed to deliver best-in class connectivity. It is optimized for smartphones, TVs, notebooks, set-top boxes, OTT streaming devices and many other consumer electronics devices that are powered by MediaTek SoCs.

Key features of the Filogic 380 include:
  • Support for key Wi-Fi 7 technologies such as 4096-QAM, 320 MHz, MRU and MLO
  • Support for MLO offering up to 6.5 Gbps speeds
  • Support up to 5 Gbps in one channel
  • Support for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands
  • Support for dual 2x2 radios for dual-band simultaneous operation
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.3 with LE Audio
MediaTek has been involved in the development of the Wi-Fi 7 standard since its inception, and the company is one of the first adopters of Wi-Fi 7 technology. The rollout of Wi-Fi 7 will mark the first time that Wi-Fi can be a true wireline/Ethernet replacement for super high-bandwidth applications; Wi-Fi 7 technology will be the backbone of home, office and industrial networks and provide seamless connectivity for everything from multi-player AR/VR applications to cloud gaming and 4K calls to 8K streaming and beyond.

MediaTek will be demonstrating its Filogic Wi-Fi 7 platform solutions for both access point and client ecosystems at Computex 2022, which will be held from May 24 to May 27 in Taipei, Taiwan.
Source: MediaTek
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6 Comments on MediaTek Announces World's First Complete Wi-Fi 7 Platforms for Access Points and Clients

#1
Guwapo77
Damn its time for Wifi 7 already?
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TheLostSwede
Guwapo77Damn its time for Wifi 7 already?
You're five and a half months behind, it was announced at CES in January.
You clearly also missed the Broadcom and Qualcomm announcements, so check the news archive if you're interested.
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#3
ixi
When majority of devices will have so called "wifi 7" network support and cheap prices for fake routers or AP - then we can talk about them. For now it is nothing more than " bruuh, we got this, but your devices can't use it :D)
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Guwapo77
TheLostSwedeYou're five and a half months behind, it was announced at CES in January.
You clearly also missed the Broadcom and Qualcomm announcements, so check the news archive if you're interested.
Clearly.
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TheLostSwede
Guwapo77Clearly.
Easy thing to miss though I guess, since there won't be any products until the end of the year, which is when we'll be bombarded with news of BE36000 routers...
ixiWhen majority of devices will have so called "wifi 7" network support and cheap prices for fake routers or AP - then we can talk about them. For now it is nothing more than " bruuh, we got this, but your devices can't use it :D)
It should work just fine with older devices too.
In reality though, there aren't too many consumer features they've added and a lot of it is just because they can.
4K QAM for example isn't likely to work outside of the same room that the router is in, so if you're right next to a router, you're going to get amazing speeds, but as soon as you step away, it'll be near enough the same as the current WiFi standards.
Maybe the most interesting part is that it seems like WiFi 7 will allow client devices to combine the 2.4 GHz band with the 5 or 6 GHz band for some extra performance.
The new router SoCs are interesting if you can get a fast connection, as it seems all three major players have support for multiple 10 Gbps and 2.5 Gbps ports.
The rest, I guess we'll have to wait and see if it brings any tangible benefits or not.
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Guwapo77
TheLostSwedeEasy thing to miss though I guess, since there won't be any products until the end of the year, which is when we'll be bombarded with news of BE36000 routers...
Yeah I noticed that... glad you posted this as I was looking for a cable router for when I return back to the states in a couple months. I was about to drop a large sum of lunch money on a nice setup, but hold out for the new-new.
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