After Qualcomm hinted at Wi-Fi 7 technology at the last MWC 2022 conference, the company has already launched all-new Wi-Fi Pro chips. It has pledged the ability of these chips to deliver massive data transfer speeds, allowing for a smoother connection.
Qualcomm is targeting several industries with its new Wi-Fi 7 chipsets including next-generation networking business devices, professional home routers, and networking systems.
In terms of specifications, Qualcomm offers the Professional 3G Series with Wi-Fi 7 on four different hubs ranging from 6 to 16 streams and is available in tri-band or quad-band configurations.
In simpler terms, the Wi-Fi 7 chipset provides blazing data transfer speeds of up to Quad-band, 16-stream, 33.1 Gbps peak wireless capacity.
Wi-Fi 7 is not ready yet…
So, besides the main standard in current Wi-Fi technology being 2.4GHz, 5GHz, and 6GHz frequency bands, Wi-Fi 7 will also take advantage of 320MHz channels even more widely. This means that the new technology will double the throughput compared to the Wi-Fi 6 standard while providing extremely low latency.
These specifications make the new chips the ideal solution for an infinite number of practical applications, most notably networked real-time gaming, live broadcasting, and extended reality applications.
The new Wi-Fi 7 technology also supports the so-called Multi-Link process that reduces interference and allows devices to be able to use multiple radio bands at the same time to reduce latency even while communicating in a highly congested environment.
According to Qualcomm, this new technology will enable wireless communications by providing an improved communication environment for multiple users and enhancing remote collaboration, extended reality, metaverse, and immersive gaming experiences nowadays and in the near future.
It was not that long ago when the Wi-Fi 6E standard came up and devices based on it are extremely rare. Today, we are witnessing the launch of the Wi-Fi 7 standard. In addition to Qualcomm, MediaTek and Broadcom have announced their own Wi-Fi 7 standard, as the new standard may expectedly be adopted in 2024.