Fabless WiFi chip supplier Quantenna, based in Fremont, CA, has announced what they claim is the first availability of a chipset and reference design for the forthcoming 802.11ac addition to the IEEE WiFi Standard. IEEE 802.11ac, which promises transmission speeds of at least 1 Gbps, is one of several projects of the IEEE 802.11 Working Group. The group has scheduled final ratification in December of 2013.
Quantenna says that by using a 4x4 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) design, they have been able to develop a 2 Gbps wireless router reference design. The company's press release states that Quantenna optimized their solution for a variety of retail consumer electronics products including wireless routers, access points, and high-end consumer electronics devices.The QAC2300 is a two-chip solution that couples the new 4x4 MIMO digital baseband chip for 802.11ac with Quantenna’s QT2518B radio frequency (RF) chip, which already supports 802.11ac.
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