Marvell offers broad portfolio of true Wi-Fi 6 solutions

03 October 2018

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Marvell have announced that its fully-compliant 802.11ax products will be branded Wi-Fi 6 as introduced recently by Wi-Fi Alliance. The 802.11ax standard dramatically improves data transfer performance.

The above is especially true in ever-increasing user-dense environments, such as the workplace, home and automobile. Marvell offers a full portfolio of true Wi-Fi 6 solutions – including 8x8, 4x4 and 2x2 radios – targeted at enterprise and retail access points, carrier gateways, automotive, and premium home markets.

In the race to be the first to market with Wi-Fi 6 products, some companies are offering draft solutions, which fall short of the complete 802.11ax requirements, despite their claims of compliance – potentially causing market confusion, incompatibilities and early obsolescence. A complete implementation of Wi-Fi 6 will deliver the highest throughput and lowest latency: this is by enabling multiple users to simultaneously transfer data for both upload and download.

The Marvell Wi-Fi 6 solutions fully implement MU-MIMO (multi-user multiple-input-multiple-output) and OFDMA (orthogonal frequency-division multiple access) for upload and download and deliver the highest performance for the user.

Said Mark Montierth, VP, Wireless Connectivity Business Unit at Marvell Semiconductor: “In December, Marvell announced the sampling of the industry’s most complete 802.11ax wireless solutions. We are now in early production of these products, which fully implement Wi-Fi 6 for the industry’s highest performance.”

Moreover, to quote respectively Andrew Zignani, senior analyst at ABI Research; and Kevin Robinson, VP of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance:

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“Consumers are demanding smarter, faster and higher bandwidth wireless systems – able to cope with the new data-intensive applications and services they have come to expect 24/7 access to.  

“Businesses need to ensure they are thoroughly vetting the technologies they deploy to ensure they satisfy both the MU-MIMO and OFDMA criteria that these new Wi-Fi 6 technologies will demand.”

“Wi-Fi Alliance," said Kevin Robinson, "is pleased to see one of our long-time members, Marvell, supporting Wi-Fi 6. Using Wi-Fi 6 terminology in products will help users better understand the experience they should expect to receive from Wi-Fi.”

For more information about the industry's most complete Wi-Fi 6 portfolio, visit: www.marvell.com/wireless/wifi6.


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