Quantenna Communications (NASDAQ:QTNA) says it has demonstrated delivery of more than 1 Gbps WiFi throughput using its QSR10GU-AX PLUS and QSR10G chips, each independently communicating with commercially available mobile products.
The demo featured Quantenna-based access points (APs) and a wireless adapter based on the Intel Wireless-AC 9260 chip. The combination of commercially available consumer products exceeds the 1 Gbps TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) speed barrier to a mobile WiFi client based on 2x2 MIMO configuration.
"We are excited to have reached a crucial milestone in making true gigabit WiFi a widely available technology with support from Intel," said Dr. Sam Heidari, chairman and CEO of Quantenna. "Our solution enables new applications and technologies introduced by the latest mobile devices and allows them to provide the best user experience."
QSR10GU-AX PLUS features include:
- 160 MHz bandwidth
- 8x8 multi-user MIMO
- Adaptable MIMO configuration with switching between 8x8 and dual 4x4 MIMO
- Patented technologies designed to double network capacity
- Channel optimization algorithms and analysis
"At twice the speed of 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi, gigabit WiFi is going to noticeably improve experiences people want the most, from high-definition movie streaming to ultra-responsive gaming to swift downloads - at home or on the go," said Eric McLaughlin, general manager, Intel Wireless Solutions Group. "The results of Quantenna's testing show true gigabit WiFi speeds between an access point and PC are possible. Even better, it's available today."
The newest Intel Wireless-AC products support Gigabit speeds (160MHz) and are available in new PCs with 8th Gen Intel Core processors.
"This is the first industry demonstration that shows the delivery of over 1 Gbps throughput to mobile 2x2 commercially available products enabling tablets, laptops and other everyday portable devices," said Takeshi Niwa, marketing analyst at Techno Systems Research (TSR). "With this technology, end users can enjoy the speed and level of connectivity that was not possible before."