Showing posts with label 60 GHz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 60 GHz. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Qualcomm intros 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets, supports Facebook's Terragraph

Qualcomm introduced a family of 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets, delivering 10+ Gbps network speeds and wire-equivalent latency.

The 60GHz Wi-Fi portfolio (QCA64x8 and QCA64x1) support 60GHz Wi-Fi Sensing applications like proximity and presence detection, gesture recognitions, room mapping with precise location and improved facial feature detection.

Qualcomm notes that it is the first-to-market with a 60GHz Wi-Fi solution with optimizations based on the 802.11ay specification, enabling best-in-class 60GHz Wi-Fi speeds. The devices also set a new low-power benchmark for extended device battery life.

“mmWave holds enormous potential to support a new class of user experiences, and Qualcomm Technologies is leading the charge with both its Qualcomm Snapdragon™ X50 5G NR modem family and unlicensed 60GHz Wi-Fi mmWave solution,” said Rahul Patel, senior vice president and general manager, connectivity and networking, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Our 11ay solutions were developed with the flexibility to support a broad ecosystem of smartphone, router or fixed wireless access platforms and provides the industry with the critical building blocks needed to take connectivity performance to the next level.”

Qualcomm’s family of 11ay 60GHz Wi-Fi chipsets includes QCA6438 and QCA6428 for infrastructure and fixed wireless access, and the QCA6421 and QCA6431 for mobile applications.

Qualcomm is working with Facebook to deliver high-speed internet connectivity with Facebook’s Terragraph technology through the development of a multi-node wireless system based on the QCA6438 and QCA6428 chipsets.

http://www.qualcomm.com

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Telefónica works on plastic fibre and 60GHz Wi-Fi

Telefónica is testing plastic optical fibre (POF) and 60GHz Wi-Fi as solutions for home connectivity.

The advantages of POF, which is a fibre with an 1mm core and a total diameter of 2.2mm, are seen to be easy installation and up to 1 Gbps capacity for customers. Installation is simpler that glass fibre because POF can be sliced with a cutter and installed without connectors. The basic elements for the installation, in addition to the plastic fibre, are the media converter and the KDPOF chipset inside it. The media converter holds the plug, provides two Ethernet ports and permits the connection of two different POF branches.

The 60GHz Wi-Fi technology can offer theoretical connectivities of up to 4600 Mbps.

Telefónica has conducted a plastic optical fibre pilot scheme in about 30 homes, each with up to four fibre outlets, with the deployment of a hybrid POF network (wired backbone) + Wi-Fi, with a smart Wi-Fi amplifier as the access point to expand the coverage. KDPOF is Telefónica’s technological partner.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Xilinx and BEEcube Deliver 5G Prototyping Platform

Xilinx and BEEcube have teamed up to deliver the world's first millimeter wave (mmWave) prototyping platform solution for 5G.

The solution consists of Xilinx's newest 256QAM 500MHz mmWave modem IP coupled with the BEEcube BEE7 baseband platform.  This provides a complete "out of the box" solution addressing the 60GHz backhaul market. The integrated BEEcube BEE7 baseband platform connects to two 60GHz wideband transceivers and phased-array antennas enhancing the performance by virtue of increased absolute frequency range and channel bandwidth. In addition, the highly configurable point-to-point 500MHz mmWave modem IP from Xilinx includes, among other features, adaptive modulation and bandwidth, high-performance LDPC FEC, adaptive DPD, I/Q imbalance correction, automatic frequency recovery, a hybrid decision-directed equalizer, and supports speeds up to 3.5Gbps in single polarization mode.

"5G will increase cellular network capacity by a factor of 1,000 and the use of mmWave frequencies is critical to address the growing need," said Dr. Bob Brodersen, Co-Founder Berkeley Wireless Research Center and Chairman of the Board at BEEcube. "Existing tools for prototyping at mmWave frequencies are very limited and do not offer good integration. With no competing offerings in this frequency range, the introduction of this mmWave prototyping solution fills a huge gap as companies race to prototype 5G systems."

http://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/millimeter-wave-modem.html

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Vubiq Builds 60GHz Millimeter Wave Systems with Vitesse

Vubiq Networks is using Vitesse Semiconductor's CEServices software, Serval-Lite VSC7416 Carrier Ethernet switch engine, and VSC8574 Gigabit Ethernet PHY for its latest generation 60GHz millimeter wave wireless system targeted at wireless fiber extension and 4G / LTE backhaul applications.

Vubiq (rhymes with "cubic"), which is a privately company based in Irvine, California, has developed a proprietary high-bandwidth, wireless link solution to enable gigabit speed transport and backhaul support with integration of full layer-2 networking capabilities, including software defined networking.

“Easy service provisioning and management are critical for carriers. To support this, mobile networks require far more intelligence at the network edge to handle the bandwidth-hungry applications that consumers routinely demand,” said Larry O’Connell, product marketing director at Vitesse. “Vitesse’s Service-Aware Architecture, or ViSAA™, integrates that intelligence into access and edge network equipment, enabling MEF CE 2.0-compliant solutions that readily support wireless network demands.”

http://investor.vitesse.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=868479
http://www.vubiqnetworks.com/

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