Not only hardware and software are advancing by leaps and bounds, as networks are too.…
Intel and Broadcom They made a joint statement today, and it is not for less, since they presented the first demonstration of WiFi 7 among industry providers. This test was performed with a laptop based on a processor IntelCore with access to Wi-Fi 7 wireless technology connected to a Broadcom Wi-Fi 7 access point. The result? achieve higher data transfer speeds than 5 Esports Extrasbits per second.
In essence, WiFi 7 It will be the successor to the currently popular Wi-Fi 6E. The main differences are that the new generation wireless connection should eventually be able to support a bandwidth of up to 23 Esports Extrasbits per second per access point, which is a noticeable difference compared to the 9.6Gbps that Wi-Fi 6 can achieve. Unsurprisingly, another radical improvement is in the works. reduce latency, something essential when playing with a device wirelessly. As stated, in the worst case, the latency improvement is 100 times higher.
Intel and Broadcom want to lead the leap to Wi-Fi 7 connectivity
Both companies placed great emphasis on the improvements that the leap to this new standard will entail. Among them is the creation of new classes of products linked to the augmented and virtual realitythe ability to stream content in Ultra High Definition (16K), enhance gameplay in cloud gaming platformsand things as obvious as lower download speeds, a greater number of devices connected to the network simultaneously, greater reliability, or the aforementioned reduction in latency.
To this are added other more complex featuressuch as access to the wider 320 MHz channels in the 6 GHz unlicensed spectrum, higher-order 4K QAM data modulation, simultaneous connections across multiple bands with multi-link operation, and improved efficiency utilization of channels with the drilling of multiple resource units.
Statements from both companies
“We are proud to share how the next generation of Wi-Fi 7 can enable new experiences with laptops. Industry collaboration is essential to ensure we deliver on the promises of this new wireless technology. We would like to thank our colleagues Broadcom for their great technical cooperation, which has helped make this unprecedented, first-of-its-kind demonstration of ultra-high-speed, ultra-low-latency Wi-Fi 7 possible,” said Carlos Cordeiro, Intel Fellow and Wireless CTO, Client Computing Group, Intel.
“Today’s milestone sends a clear message: the ecosystem is ready and Wi-Fi 7 is here to deliver extraordinary capacity and blazing-fast speeds to extend Esports Extrasbit broadband. The reliable, low-latency communication that Wi-Fi 7 provides is a key element of Broadcom’s vision to connect everything as the Internet evolves into its next iteration that will be packed with immersive experiences,” said Vijay Nagarajan, Vice President of Broadcom’s Division Broadcom Wireless Connectivity.
“Industry collaboration is key to making this unprecedented connectivity a reality, and we’re excited to work with Intel to achieve another industry first.”
Differences between Wi-Fi 5, 6, 6E and 7 connectivity
|connectivity|| WiFi 5
|Frequency||5GHz||Dual-band (2.4GHz, 5GHz)||Tri-band (2.4, 5, 6GHz)|
|20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, 160MHz||20, 40, 80, 80 + 80, 160, 320MHz|
|Modulation||254-QAM||1024-QAM||4096 (4K) QAM|
|Antenna||DL MU-MIMO (4 x 4)||DL+UL MU-MIMO (8×8)|
|TWT, BSS Coloring
|Multi Link Operation (MLO)