Qualcomm launched the world’s first and fastest Wi-Fi 7 public solution – FastConnect 7800. In May, it launched the world’s most scalable public Wi-Fi 7 advance network system. This system covers enterprise level, home Mesh network products and operator gate ways. Qualcomm today released the Wi-Fi 7 home network system. This time, the design is such that home networks will get faster speeds. They will also get higher throughput and lower latency. The industry expects that this network will be ready for the public in the second half of 2023.
Through a compact, energy-efficient and cost-effective chip architecture, Qualcomm Wi-Fi 7 home network system can bring more than 20Gbps of total system capacity. For today’s home with super network needs, it brings the latest high speed broadband connection. It also support many high performance devices that are becoming more and more popular. The system introduces Qualcomm Multi Link Mesh tech that brings a new trend for home network connection. With respect to the Wi-Fi 7 system, Qualcomm says
“The cost effective, small form factor we developed for the Immersive Home Network System brings the latest innovations in the home network to enable high performance Network connectivity. With a tri-band system, users will be able to fully experience the new and powerful features brought by Wi-Fi 7. In this way, the Wi-Fi mesh network will bring performance improvements to both new and legacy devices.”
The latest home network system shares a common architecture with the mass produced Qualcomm Wi-Fi 7 professional network system. It is currently sampling and is expected to be available in the second half of 2023.
Qualcomm Wi-Fi 7 Home Network System Features
- Qualcomm Multi-Connection Mesh Network Tech: Qualcomm Multi-Connection Mesh Network technology redefines the home network experience. It does this by using a new model of a wireless connection from a client to mesh backhaul. Qualcomm’s multi-connection mesh network technology can select, aggregate or alternate links in 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz license-free spectrum. This works according to network conditions, terminal capabilities and home network topology. It also enables specific and correct actions in crowded network environments. Also, this system brings a 75% reduction in real-time latency, helping to achieve an almost stutter-free gaming experience.
- Wi-Fi 7 tech: Qualcomm’s home network system delivers extreme performance and greater multi-gigabit coverage than ever before. The key features of this tech include
1. It offers an extended 5GHz spectrum performance. It comes with 80% higher throughput than Wi-Fi 6 through 240MHz channel and 4K QAM modulation tech.
2. It uses the 6GHz spectrum to the maximum and brings 140% higher throughput than Wi-Fi 6E through 320MHz channel and 4K QAM modulation tech. It fully supports Qualcomm auto frequency control tech to achieve multi-gigabit network coverage throughout the house. Qualcomm AFC tech is currently available for user equipment integration and will be commercially available upon regulatory approval.
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3. It supports Wi-Fi 7 multi-connection and adaptive interference punching tech. This can bring optimized operation even in crowded home network environments. Intelligent congestion avoidance algorithms ensure excellent performance even in the presence of potential interference from neighbouring networks or other endpoints.
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4. This tech also offers a top connection support for the new high performing end points. It enables peak speeds of up to 5.8 Gbps from a single network endpoint.
5. The system design favors size, power ability, and cost effectiveness. It comes with top and advance tech and fully integrates RF front end modules (FEMs) optimized for performance.
6. The design of the system favors ordinary customers. The tri-band Wi-Fi 7 configuration delivers peak wireless capacity in the 10 Gbps to 20 Gbps range. This is nearly double the capacity of comparable Wi-Fi 6 system. The system is very suitable for the whole house network solution using a mesh network system. At the same time, it supports standards such as a larger number of users, a higher speed connection, or a wider coverage area.
Although Wi-Fi 7 is good, but it has many issues to deal with
Wi-Fi 7 is very good and powerful, but the tech issues that it brings are also difficult. There are more challenges in the RF front end to achieve stable and high speed 30 – 40Gbps. The radio frequency front end (RFFE) is one of the three core aspects of the wireless communication module. It is mainly for the mutual conversion of binary signals and wireless electromagnetic (EM) wave signals during signal transmission and signal reception. In the process, the binary signal is converted into a high frequency wireless EM wave signal. In the process of getting the signal, the received EM wave signal is converted into a binary digital signal.
The RF front end is mainly related to mobile cellular networks and Wi-Fi devices. According to Yole’s statistics on the RF front end market space corresponding to cellular, WiFi, and GNSS, the share of RF front end chips related to cellular mobile communications can account for more than 80%. The market share of Wi-Fi RF front end is about 15%. With the spread of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7, the importance will gradually expand.
Qualcomm – a leader in Wi-Fi tech
In the field of RF front end chips for mobile phones, Qualcomm has the world’s largest revenue in 2021. It is now expanding the RF chip market outside of mobile phones. In the past two years, it has made frequent moves in the field of Wi-Fi, especially with the spread of Wi-Fi 6. A large number of Qualcomm techs are in the Snapdragon platform (mobile phone to the router). For example, OFDMA in Wi-Fi 6 is a Qualcomm tech.
In the current Wi-Fi 7, 4K QAM tech is also the first standard the company in Wi-Fi 6. At present, it also continues to cooperate with IEEE or WFA to further enhance Wi-Fi7 tech.
Wi-Fi 7 system is about to bloom
The era of Wi-Fi 7 is here. With the top upgrade of its features such as network speed, delay and capacity, we can see Wi-Fi 7 top notch in various fields in the future. In addition to high speed Internet access on mobile phones and PCs at home, we will see Wi-Fi 7 in many fields.