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WiFi 7 Chip Vendors | Wi-Fi 7 SoC manufacturers

This page mentions WiFi 7 chip vendors or WiFi 7 SoC manufacturers. The popular vendors of Wi-Fi 7 chips are Broadcom, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Intel, NXP etc.

What is WiFi 7 ?

IEEE 802.11be is the 7th generation of wifi known as Wifi-7. It is successor to IEEE 802.11ax (WiFi 6/6E) standards. Currently WiFi-7 standard is under development and will be available by 2024. IEEE 802.11be task group (TG) takes care of standard finalization process. WiFi Alliance takes care of Wi-Fi 7 certification. 802.11be offers EHT (Extremely High Throughput), lower latency, better energy efficiency, efficient spectrum utilization and more robust wifi connections compare to its previous standards. It utilizes three frequency bands ( 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, 6 GHz) more efficiently using multi-link functionality. It is used in gaming, smart gadgets, AR/VR, HD devices, smart home, IoT, industrial, medical and healcare applications.

Benefits or advantages of WiFi 7

Following are the features of WiFi-7 (IEEE 802.11be) wireless LAN technology.
• Compatible and coexist with legacy 802.11 devices
• Supports 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz bands
• 802.11be Release-1 features : Multi-Link operation, Low complexity AP coordination (using coordinated OFDMA/spatial reuse), 320 MHz Bandwidth, 4K QAM, Multiple resource Units per STA
• 802.11be Release-2 features : MIMO enhancements (Up to 16 spatial streams), HARQ, Low latency operations, Advanced AP coordination (Joint transmissions/Coordinated beamforming)
• Supports Hybrid ARQ (HARQ) in 802.11be compare to ARQ in 802.11ax

WiFi 7 chip Vendors | WiFi 7 Chipset manufacturers

Following table mentions WiFi 7 chipset manufacturers or vendors with their features and part numbers.

WiFi 7 Chip Manufacturers Description
Broadcom Inc. BCM4398 : This SoC is designed for mobile device applications, Supports WiFi 7 (IEEE 802.11be), Bluetooth 5.2 and PCIe Gen3.
WiFi 7 chips for Access Points (APs) developed by Broadcom include BCM67263/BCM6726 (4x4 Residential WiFi-7 AP chip) and BCM43720/BCM43740 (Enterprise AP chips). BCM43720 supports 2x2 where as BCM43740 supports 4x4 MIMO configurations.
Visit Website broadcom.com for more information.
MediaTek Part number Filogic 880 is WiFi 7 AP (Access Point).
Part number Filogic 380 is designed for smartphones, notebooks, TVs, STBs etc.
Refer website Mediatek.com for more information.
Qualcomm FastConnect 7800 is advanced 14nm chip which supports WiFi and Bluetooth 5.3 with high speed and low latency. WiFi standards supported by this chip are Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n, Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax).
Refer website qualcomm.com for more information.
Intel The company is developing Wi-Fi 7 chipset. Refer Wi-Fi-7 for more information.
NXP The company develops mobile WLAN FETC for 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz for different WiFi standards viz. WiFi 6, WiFi 6E, WiFi 7 etc.
Refer nxp.com for more information.


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