September 28, 2022
Mediatek's Wi-Fi 7 promises speeds 100x faster than your average broadband

Mediatek has announced at Computex 2022 that it will ship its first Wi-Fi 7 platform, with one chip for clients (i.e. smartphones, tablets, computers etc) and another one for the access point (be it a WAP or a router for example).

In comparison, in the UK, the average broadband speed surpassed 50Mbps in 2021 while US broadband users enjoyed average speeds of nearly 100Mbps in 2022, several orders of magnitude slower than what 802.11be, the official name of Wi-Fi 7, can achieve.

The Filogic platform was announced earlier this year and the Filogic 380 and Filogic 880 are the first members of that family. They can combine to offer speeds of up to 36Gbps (4.5GBps) when using five bands concurrently and when used in tandem, marginally faster than what Qualcomm’s competing solution can offer. 

The 380 can be used alongside a host processor in a two-chip solution while the 880 incorporates an arm-based application processor and an NPU (Network Processing Unit). 

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