Wi-Fi Blasts Ahead with 11ac Wave 2 Chipsets

Wi-Fi Blasts Ahead with 11ac Wave 2 Chipsets

EJL Wireless, Date of Publication: Nov 26, 2014, 132 Pages
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This report provides a comprehensive technical analysis for 802.11ac wave 2 (W2) technology as compared with wave 1 (W1) technology and 802.11n. A detailed access point semiconductor chipset analysis is provided for all vendors.

Features

  • Detailed analysis of 802.11ac standards
  • Detailed 802.11ac WiFi access point system block diagrams
  • Top 9 access point chipset vendor analysis
    • Broadcom Corporation
    • Celeno Communications
    • Intel Corporation
    • Marvell Technology
    • MediaTek Inc.
    • Qualcomm Technology
    • Quantenna Communications
    • Realtek Semiconductor
    • Redpine Signals
  • Total Pages: 132
  • Total Tables: 20
  • Total Exhibits: 17


TABLE OF CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

CHAPTER 1: EVOLUTION OF THE IEEE 802.11 STANDARDS

Brief Technical Overview of Gigabit Wi-Fi 
The 802.11g Physical Layer - Wireless Innovation 
802.11n Physical Layer - Forward-Looking Innovation 
802.11n Media Access Control Sublayer - Efficiency Reigns 
Familiar 802.11n Enabled Devices - Beginning of the Boom 
IEEE 802.11-2012 - Major Milestone for Wi-Fi

CHAPTER 2: IEEE 802.11AC - THE NEXT GENERATION

802.11ac W1 and W2 Capabilities - All About the PHY 
802.11ac Physical Layer - More Better 
802.11ac Media Access Control Layer - Optimized 
5 GHz Band Plan - More Spectrum Opening Up 
Power Levels for Wi-Fi - Going Up 
Coexistence and Compatibility Mechanisms in 802.11ac - Play Nice 
Summary - 802.11n and 802.11ac Differences 
Rate at Range - Convergence at 100 Meters

CHAPTER 3: SYSTEM SOFTWARE IN WI-FI ACCESS POINTS 

CHAPTER 4: WI-FI SEMICONDUCTOR CHIPSETS

Broadcom Corporation's Wi-Fi Products 
Broadcom Access Point Chipsets 
Broadcom Access Point Radios 
Broadcom Wi-Fi Networking Processors 
Broadcom Mobile Device Radios 
Broadcom Wi-Fi Product Summary 
Celeno Communications Wi-Fi Products 
Celeno Access Point Radios 
Celeno Wi-Fi Product Summary 
Intel Corporation's Wi-Fi Products 
Intel Mobile Device Radios 
Intel Wi-Fi Product Summary 
Marvell Technology Group's Wi-Fi Products 
Marvell Access Point Radios 
Marvell Wi-Fi Networking Processors 
Marvell Mobile Device Radios 
Marvell Wi-Fi Product Summary 
MediaTek Inc.'s Wi-Fi Products 
MediaTek Access Point Radios 
MediaTek Wi-Fi Networking Processors 
MediaTek Wi-Fi Product Summary 
Qualcomm Technology Inc.'s Wi-Fi Products 
Qualcomm Access Point Radios 
Qualcomm Wi-Fi Networking Processors 
Qualcomm Mobile Device Radios 
Qualcomm Wi-Fi Product Summary 
Quantenna Communications, Inc.'s Wi-Fi Products 
Quantenna Access Point Radios 
Quantenna Wi-Fi Product Summary 
Realtek Semiconductor Corp.'s Wi-Fi Products 
Realtek Access Point Radios 
Realtek Wi-Fi Networking Processors 
Realtek Wi-Fi Product Summary 
Redpine Signals' Wi-Fi Products 
Redpine Signals Access Point Radios 
Redpine Signals Mobile Device Radios 
Redpine Signals Wi-Fi Product Summary 
RESEARCH REPORT FINDINGS 
APPENDIX A - REFERENCES 
APPENDIX B - ABBREVIATIONS

TABLES

Table 1: Best-in-Class Wi-Fi Radios from Nine Leadership Suppliers 
Table 2: Best-In-Class Wi-Fi SoCs from Five Leadership Suppliers 
Table 3: 802.11n MCS Index Numbers 
Table 4: 802.11ac Single Spatial Stream MCS Index Numbers 
Table 5: Maximum Spectral Efficiency of Wi-Fi Standards 
Table 6: Primary Differences Between the 11n and 11ac Standards 
Table 7: Broadcom BCM43462 Features 
Table 8: Broadcom StrataGX BCM58625 Features 
Table 9: Celeno CL2340 Features 
Table 10: Intel Wireless AC7260 Features 
Table 11: Marvell Avastar 88W8864 Features 
Table 12: Marvell ARMADA 385 88F6828 Features 
Table 13: MediaTek MT7612E Features 
Table 14: MediaTek MT7621A Features 
Table 15: Qualcomm VIVE QCA9990 Features 
Table 16: Qualcomm Internet Processor IPQ8064 Features 
Table 17: Quantenna QSR1000 Features 
Table 18: Realtek RTL8813 Features 
Table 19: Realtek RTL8197D Features 
Table 20: Redpine Signals RS9333 Features

EXHIBITS

Exhibit 1: Global IP Traffic by Local Access Technology 
Exhibit 2: Typical 2015 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Point Top-Level System Diagram 
Exhibit 3: Typical RF Front-End Functional Diagram 
Exhibit 4: Typical 11n/ac Radio (1x1:1 Slice) 2.4 or 5 GHz Functional Diagram 
Exhibit 5: Typical 802.11ac Wi-Fi Networking System-on-Chip Processor Functional Diagram 
Exhibit 6: Frequency Domain View - OFDM Waveform with Orthogonal Subcarriers 
Exhibit 7: Simplified 802.11g OFDM Transmitter 
Exhibit 8: Simplified 802.11g OFDM Receiver 
Exhibit 9: 802.11b/g/n Channel Spacing 
Exhibit 10: 64-QAM and 256-QAM Constellation Mappings 
Exhibit 11: 5 GHz Wi-Fi Channelization and Power Levels 
Exhibit 12: Simulated Downlink Rate at Range for 802.11n, 802.11ac W1 & W2 (AP -> Client) 
Exhibit 13: Broadcom's XStream 802.11ac System Architecture 
Exhibit 14: Marvell ARMADA XP MV78260 System Diagram 
Exhibit 15: Marvell 88W8797 802.11n Radio 
Exhibit 16: MediaTek MT7620 Block Diagram 
Exhibit 17: Redpine Signals NetCombo RS9333 Block Diagram 

 

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