MediaTek Releases Combo Chip with Wi-Fi 6 and AP+Bluetooth

January 14, 2019 Laura Dolan

LAS VEGAS. MediaTek launched the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax); it’s their newest intelligent connectivity chipset that will sustain many products including wireless access points, routers, gateways and repeaters, garnering speedier and more reliable connectivity for the smart home.  

MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 6 chips support 2x2 and 4x4, satisfying the most updated standards to improve the end-user experience. The new chips also provide better synchronized performance between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with the latest Wi-Fi 6 access point + Bluetooth combo chip, allowing spectrum efficiency when two radios work simultaneously.

MediaTek’s Wi-Fi 6 ready chipset includes:

  • Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA): Uplink and Downlink OFDMA enhances efficiency and capacity of wireless network devices. It guarantees bandwidth for voice, video, social network and gaming applications via download and uplink scheduling.
  • Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO): Increases channel capacity when servicing multiple devices that operate at the same time.
  • Target Wake Time (TWT): Defines the specific times when clients wake and sleep, allowing IoT devices to reduce power consumption and increase battery life.
  • Spatial Reuse: Enables access points to share channel capacity by making intelligent decisions on when to transmit data.

“Consumers rely on our high performance connectivity portfolio to power their favorite intelligent devices, and now with support for next generation Wi-Fi 6 we deliver an even more robust and seamless connectivity experience,” said Jerry Yu, MediaTek’s Intelligent Devices business unit’s Sr. Corporate Vice President. “We will continue to innovate and bring the most advanced technology and standards to consumer and enterprise markets.”

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