Monday, October 3, 2011

Quantenna Collaborates with Samsung Electronics on 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi

Quantenna Communications, a start-up based in Fremont, California, announced a partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. to develop products based on Quantenna's 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi technology.

"We believe that Samsung will impact the industry in a number of important ways,�? said Sam Heidari, chief executive officer for Quantenna. “Combining our expertise in high performance 4x4 MIMO Wi-Fi with Samsung's products enhances Quantenna's leadership in whole-home wireless video distribution."

  • Quantenna's current family of Full-11n chipsets uses the company's cost-optimized, third-generation 4x4 MIMO technology to deliver up to 600 Mbps of bandwidth. The chipsets enable manufacturers to build products for delivering IPTV and other video streaming and data distribution services throughout the home over an ultra-reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi connection.

  • In September 2010, Quantenna Communications, a start-up based in Fremont, California, raised $21 million in a Series E round of financing for its 4X4 MIMO 802.11n chipsets designed for next gen home networking applications. The funding was led by new investor DAG Ventures, with participation by each of the company's largest investors including Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross, and Venrock Associates.

  • Quantenna leverages dynamic digital beamforming to deliver very high-speed wireless coverage throughout the whole home for sharing high definition (HD) video and multimedia content between home gateways and TVs. Quantenna's silicon is targeted at devices such as home residential gateways, set-top boxes, routers, HDTVs and consumer electronic devices, which all require high bandwidth and reliability to support whole home HD video distribution and networking over standard Wi-Fi networks.