ON Semiconductor announced sampling of its new QCS-AX2 chipset family that supports the 6GHz spectrum band based on the enhanced Wi-Fi 6E standard. Designed to maximize usage of the 6GHz band, the new product family is designed for high-throughput Wi-Fi applications, such as access points, gateways, and mesh networking solutions for dense environments and underserved areas.
The QCS-AX2 series is built on an integrated baseband and RF (radio frequency) architecture that supports key Wi-Fi 6E features, such as orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), advanced MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output), 160MHz channel support for faster speeds, and SmartScan channel selection for maximum band utilization.
The new product portfolio will include the following:
- QCS-AX2-A12: tri-band (6GHz/5GHz/2.4GHz) with AdaptivMIMO technology supports flexible 8x8 or 4x4 configurations
- QCS-AX2-T12: tri-band concurrent 4x4 operation for router solutions
- QCS-AX2-T8: tri-band concurrent 8-stream configurations for mesh nodes and mainstream access points
ON Semiconductor's Wi-Fi 6E solutions are designed to accommodate the transition to the 6GHz band with AdaptivMIMO technology while addressing mainstream 6GHz applications. A Wi-Fi 6E infrastructure device with AdaptivMIMO allows the network to operate in the 5GHz or 6GHz band depending on the clients present in a subscriber's home network to maximize performance, coverage, and utilization. The QCS-AX2 series provides the Wi-Fi performance and connectivity in congested environments to multiple devices that applications demand.
ON Semiconductor is now sampling the QCS-AX2 solutions to customers.
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