Qualcomm introduced a new series of solutions for access points called Networking Pro Series and FastConnect chips for client devices that support Wi-Fi standard 6. The manufacturer intends to promote the widespread dissemination of technology that can provide high-quality wireless communications - including among smartphone owners.
Qualcomm has announced four variants of Networking Pro Series platforms with Wi-Fi 6 support for use in devices and equipment for various purposes. New platforms offer up to 12 Wi-Fi 6 connection streams, including 8 streams in the 5 GHz band. According to the vendor, the proprietary architecture supports up to 1,500 concurrent client connections.
The already introduced FastConnect 6200 platform provides Wi-Fi compatibility for 6 “almost all” smartphones based on Snapdragon 855 and 855 Plus processors, including all versions of gadgets with 5G modems. The upcoming FastConnect 6800 subsystem, which Qualcomm partners can choose to connect to their SoC, supports MU-MIMO for Wi-Fi 6 and other improvements.
The manufacturer focuses on the increased productivity of new iron and the ease of its implementation in various consumer devices. Qualcomm is making every effort to support its new chips early in the spread of Wi-Fi 6.
The advantages of the new generation equipment, according to company representatives, can be assessed using multiple wireless connections, streaming services, virtual and augmented reality devices, as well as when starting online games.
It is expected that in the near future support for Wi-Fi 6 using the FastConnect 6800 platform will begin to acquire more and more mobile devices based on Snapdragon processors.