Celeno debuts 802.11ax WiFi chip

Jan. 5, 2018
Celeno Communications has introduced its Everest 802.11ax WiFi chip. Newly introduced capabilities of the 802.11ax standard include ...

Celeno Communications has introduced its Everest 802.11ax WiFi chip. Newly introduced capabilities of the 802.11ax standard include downlink and uplink MU-OFDMA, downlink and uplink MU-MIMO, and 1024-QAM. The solution also uses Celeno's AX.L technology for 4.8 Gbps performance.

Everest is designed to address both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, is based on 14 nm FinFET process node technology, and will be available in a 12x12 BGA package.

Everest utilizes a similar solution architecture to Celeno's CL2400 product family: The Everest interface to the host processor is PCIe; the 802.11ax subsystem HW form factor is similar to that of the 802.11ac subsystem; and it supports feature parity and similar software architecture and interface.

"We have invested significant time and expertise in our AX.L technology and are excited to introduce to our customers a solution that can double the MU performance over cost as compared to competing alternatives," said Gilad Rozen, CEO and founder of Celeno. "We are confident that our customers will find this deliverable to be considerably advantageous."