WiFi 7 technology demonstration
MediaTek showcases two Wi-Fi 7 demos to key customers and industry partners. They demonstrate the technology’s super-fast speeds and low latency transmission. MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 7 technology will serve as the foundation of the home, workplace, and industrial networks. It will enable seamless access for everything from multi-player AR/VR apps to cloud gaming and 4K calls to 8K streaming and beyond.
“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,” said Alan Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intelligent Connectivity business at MediaTek.
The MediaTek demo highlights how its Wi-Fi 7 Filogic technology can achieve the maximum speed set by IEEE 802.11be, as well as its multi-link operation (MLO) technology. MLO technology combines many channels on separate frequency bands. At the same time, it also demonstrates how network traffic can still flow effortlessly even if the bands are crowded or interfered with.
“Faster broadband Internet access and more demanding applications such as higher resolution video streaming and VR gaming are driving demand for Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E, and soon Wi-Fi 7,” said Mario Morales, group vice president, Semiconductors at IDC. “Wi-Fi 7’s advances in channel width, QAM, and new features such as multi-link operation (MLO) will make Wi-Fi 7 very attractive for devices including flagship smartphones, PCs, consumer devices and vertical industries like retail and industrial; as service providers begin to deploy a wider spectrum of hotspots across these market segments.”
Wi-Fi 7 provides completely new capabilities in all possible Wi-Fi spectrums, including 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz. It will also give 2.4X faster speeds than WiFi 6 even with the same quantity of antennas. That is because WiFi 7 can use 320Mhz channels and supports 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) technology.
Other important Wi-Fi 7 features include MLO, which reduces latency by broadcasting Wi-Fi over several bands. It also has multi-user resource unit (MRU) capabilities for increased interference avoidance and mitigation.
We may expect products that features WiFi 7 to be available starting 2023.