Wi-Fi Blasts Ahead with 11ac Wave 2 Chipsets

  • ID: 3045705
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 132 pages
  • EJL Wireless Research
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Celeno Communications
  • Intel Corporation
  • Marvell Technology
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Qualcomm Technology
  • MORE
This report provides a comprehensive technical analysis for 802.11ac wave 2 (W2) technology as compared with wave 1 (W1) technology and 802.11n. A detailed access point semiconductor chipset analysis is provided for all vendors.

Features

Detailed analysis of 802.11ac standards

Detailed 802.11ac WiFi access point system block diagrams

Top 9 access point chipset vendor analysis
- Broadcom Corporation
- Celeno Communications
- Intel Corporation
- Marvell Technology
- MediaTek Inc.
- Qualcomm Technology
- Quantenna Communications
- Realtek Semiconductor
- Redpipe Signals

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Celeno Communications
  • Intel Corporation
  • Marvell Technology
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Qualcomm Technology
  • MORE
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER 1: EVOLUTION OF THE IEEE 802.11 STANDARDS
Brief Technical Overview of Gigabit Wi-Fi
The 802.11g Physical Layer – Wireless Innovation
802.11n Physical Layer – Forward-Looking Innovation
802.11n Media Access Control Sublayer – Efficiency Reigns
Familiar 802.11n Enabled Devices – Beginning of the Boom
IEEE 802.11-2012 – Major Milestone for Wi-Fi

CHAPTER 2: IEEE 802.11AC – THE NEXT GENERATION
802.11ac W1 and W2 Capabilities – All About the PHY
802.11ac Physical Layer – More Better
802.11ac Media Access Control Layer – Optimized
5 GHz Band Plan – More Spectrum Opening Up
Power Levels for Wi-Fi – Going Up
Coexistence and Compatibility Mechanisms in 802.11ac – Play Nice
Summary – 802.11n and 802.11ac Differences
Rate at Range – Convergence at 100 Meters

CHAPTER 3: SYSTEM SOFTWARE IN WI-FI ACCESS POINTS

CHAPTER 4: WI-FI SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPSETS
Broadcom Corporation’s Wi-Fi Products
Broadcom Access Point Chipsets
Broadcom Access Point Radios
Broadcom Wi-Fi Networking Processors
Broadcom Mobile Device Radios
Broadcom Wi-Fi Product Summary
Celeno Communications Wi-Fi Products
Celeno Access Point Radios
Celeno Wi-Fi Product Summary
Intel Corporation’s Wi-Fi Products
Intel Mobile Device Radios
Intel Wi-Fi Product Summary
Marvell Technology Group’s Wi-Fi Products
Marvell Access Point Radios
Marvell Wi-Fi Networking Processors
Marvell Mobile Device Radios
Marvell Wi-Fi Product Summary
MediaTek Inc.’s Wi-Fi Products
MediaTek Access Point Radios
MediaTek Wi-Fi Networking Processors
MediaTek Wi-Fi Product Summary
Qualcomm Technology Inc.’s Wi-Fi Products
Qualcomm Access Point Radios
Qualcomm Wi-Fi Networking Processors
Qualcomm Mobile Device Radios
Qualcomm Wi-Fi Product Summary
Quantenna Communications, Inc.’s Wi-Fi Products
Quantenna Access Point Radios
Quantenna Wi-Fi Product Summary
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.’s Wi-Fi Products
Realtek Access Point Radios
Realtek Wi-Fi Networking Processors
Realtek Wi-Fi Product Summary
Redpine Signals’ Wi-Fi Products
Redpine Signals Access Point Radios
Redpine Signals Mobile Device Radios
Redpine Signals Wi-Fi Product Summary

RESEARCH REPORT FINDINGS

APPENDIX A – REFERENCES
APPENDIX B – ABBREVIATIONS

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Best-in-Class Wi-Fi Radios from Nine Leadership Suppliers
Table 2: Best-In-Class Wi-Fi SoCs from Five Leadership Suppliers
Table 3: 802.11n MCS Index Numbers
Table 4: 802.11ac Single Spatial Stream MCS Index Numbers
Table 5: Maximum Spectral Efficiency of Wi-Fi Standards
Table 6: Primary Differences Between the 11n and 11ac Standards
Table 7: Broadcom BCM43462 Features
Table 8: Broadcom StrataGX BCM58625 Features
Table 9: Celeno CL2340 Features
Table 10: Intel Wireless AC7260 Features
Table 11: Marvell Avastar 88W8864 Features
Table 12: Marvell ARMADA 385 88F6828 Features
Table 13: MediaTek MT7612E Features
Table 14: MediaTek MT7621A Features
Table 15: Qualcomm VIVE QCA9990 Features
Table 16: Qualcomm Internet Processor IPQ8064 Features
Table 17: Quantenna QSR1000 Features
Table 18: Realtek RTL8813 Features
Table 19: Realtek RTL8197D Features
Table 20: Redpine Signals RS9333 Features

LIST OF EXHIBITS
Exhibit 1: Global IP Traffic by Local Access Technology
Exhibit 2: Typical 2015 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Point Top-Level System Diagram
Exhibit 3: Typical RF Front-End Functional Diagram
Exhibit 4: Typical 11n/ac Radio (1x1:1 Slice) 2.4 or 5 GHz Functional Diagram
Exhibit 5: Typical 802.11ac Wi-Fi Networking System-on-Chip Processor Functional Diagram
Exhibit 6: Frequency Domain View – OFDM Waveform with Orthogonal Subcarriers
Exhibit 7: Simplified 802.11g OFDM Transmitter
Exhibit 8: Simplified 802.11g OFDM Receiver
Exhibit 9: 802.11b/g/n Channel Spacing
Exhibit 10: 64-QAM and 256-QAM Constellation Mappings
Exhibit 11: 5 GHz Wi-Fi Channelization and Power Levels
Exhibit 12: Simulated Downlink Rate at Range for 802.11n, 802.11ac W1 & W2 (AP -> Client)
Exhibit 13: Broadcom’s XStream 802.11ac System Architecture
Exhibit 14: Marvell ARMADA XP MV78260 System Diagram
Exhibit 15: Marvell 88W8797 802.11n Radio
Exhibit 16: MediaTek MT7620 Block Diagram
Exhibit 17: Redpine Signals NetCombo RS9333 Block Diagram

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- Broadcom Corporation
- Celeno Communications
- Intel Corporation
- Marvell Technology
- MediaTek Inc.
- Qualcomm Technology
- Quantenna Communications
- Realtek Semiconductor
- Redpine Signals

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