Marvell Announces New 802.11ax Wireless Portfolio

 Marvell Announces New 802.11ax Wireless Portfolio

Marvell  introduced the industry’s most complete 802.11ax wireless product portfolio. The Marvell 802.11ax product family is designed to deliver breakthrough performance, improved network efficiency, low latency and enterprise-grade reliability. Marvell is the first to offer a full MU-MIMO and OFDMA uplink and downlink based on the latest IEEE 802.11ax standards which will help the next generation of high-end users, “Generation Upload,” with real-time cloud-based requirements.

Delivering consistent performance and reliability is becoming increasingly difficult for networks already straining to support a dramatic increase in connected devices, high definition streaming video, social media and cloud applications. The average household will have about 50 connected devices by 2022¹. Major technology advancements are needed to better support today’s diverse users that are driving higher end emerging use cases such as virtual and augmented reality, live streaming and smart cities.

Marvell believes the latest 802.11ax standard will bring major enhancements to wireless networks while maintaining full backward compatibility. The standard dramatically improves network performance and reliability in dense deployments and crowded public venues like airports, stadiums and shopping malls. The new Marvell wireless system-on-chips (SoCs) have the industry’s most complete 802.11ax implementation with full MU-MIMO and OFDMA uplink and downlink, multi-gigabit peak speeds, precision location, cloud management, best-in-class beamforming and integrated Bluetooth® 5 technology.

“Consumers of the future will demand smarter, faster and higher bandwidth wireless systems which will pressure the market to scale bandwidth rapidly and seamlessly without compromising security, performance and latency. Regardless of industry – cloud, social media, machine learning, 5G or in-car networking – 802.11ax solutions such as Marvell’s new portfolio will enable companies to optimize their network efficiency as they evolve with next-level digital transformation in mind,” said Andrew Zignani, senior analyst at ABI Research.

Marvell’s 802.11ax portfolio announced today consists of 88W9068, 88W9064 and 88W9064S.

88W9068 is optimized for premium enterprise and retail access points, carrier gateways and fixed wireless services. Key features include:

  • 8×8, 8-spatial stream device with 5-GHz support
  • Uplink and downlink OFDMA
  • Uplink and downlink MU-MIMO
  • 1024 QAM
  • Off-channel spectrum scanning
  • Dedicated in-service monitoring
  • Precision location

88W9064 is optimized for mainstream enterprise and retail access points, carrier gateways and fixed wireless services. Key features include:

  • 4×4, 4-spatial stream device with 5/2.4-GHz support
  • Uplink and downlink OFDMA
  • Uplink and downlink MU-MIMO
  • 1024 QAM
  • Off-channel spectrum scanning
  • Dedicated in-service monitoring
  • Precision location
  • Integrated Bluetooth 5

88W9064S is optimized for the service provider and OTT set-top box markets. Key features include:

  • 2×4, 2-spatial stream device with 5/2.4-GHz support
  • Uplink and downlink OFDMA
  • Uplink and downlink MU-MIMO
  • 1024 QAM
  • Off-channel spectrum scanning
  • Dedicated in-service monitoring
  • Precision location
  • Integrated Bluetooth 5

Marvell will be featuring 802.11ax demonstrations at CES® 2018 in Las Vegas. Learn more about Marvell’s 802.11ax portfolio.

¹The Impact of the Internet of Things: The Connected Home, GSMA, 2015

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Nathaniel Lewis is an editor at Solutions Review covering Mobile and Wireless enterprise technology.He has a degree in English from Saint Michael's College in Vermont and believes that the better we understand the technology of today, the more prepared we will be for the world of tomorrow.
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