3rd Generation of Qualcomm Networking Pro Series
Qualcomm unveils Wi-Fi 7 platform
By Bernhard Lück
With the 3rd generation of the Qualcomm Networking Pro Series, a WiFi-7-capable platform is available to developers all over the world. Qualcomm promises users of WiFi-6/6E devices and future WiFi-7 clients, among other things, higher speeds and lower latency times.
The 3rd generation of the Qualcomm Networking Pro Series heralds a new era of 10 Gbps Wi-Fi for enterprise access points, WiFi mesh, gateways and high-quality home routers, according to the manufacturer. The product family enables wireless networks with an interface capacity of up to 33 Gbit/s as well as point-to-point connections with more than 10 GBit/s.
Thanks to the functions for interference detection and multilink operation, the latency is particularly low in wireless environments with high user density. In combination with high-performance Internet access, e.g. 5G fixed wireless or 10GPON, high-resolution video conferencing, AR / VR and high-performance cloud gaming would be possible without any problems.
The Qualcomm Networking Pro Series is available in tri-band and quad-band configurations for the 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz frequency ranges. It supports 320 MHz channels, which doubles the throughput compared to WiFi 6.
Multilink technology makes it possible to dynamically aggregate or switch frequency bands to avoid wireless interference and deliver low latency in highly stressed environments. In conjunction with WiFi-7 client systems such as the Qualcomm FastConnect 7800, the 3rd generation of the Qualcomm Networking Pro Series also supports HBS Multi-Link (High Band Simultaneous Multi-Link) in the 5 GHz and 6 GHz frequency bands.
Automated Frequency Control (AFC) should ensure the highest possible performance in the 6 GHz band. Qualcomm’s AFC solution is now available for integration into consumer devices. Once the regulatory approvals have been received, the AFC solution will be commercially available to the public.
The 3rd generation of the Qualcomm Networking Pro Series consists of:
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 1620: quadband, 16 streams and a maximum capacity of 33.1 Gbit/s for stadiums, large companies and high-quality mesh systems in the home.
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 1220: Triband, twelve streams and a maximum capacity of 21.6 Gbit/s for companies, SMEs, prosumers and high-quality mesh systems in the home.
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 820: quadband, eight streams and a maximum capacity of 13.7 Gbit/s for companies, SMEs, prosumers and high-quality mesh systems in the home.
- Qualcomm Networking Pro 620: Triband, six streams and a maximum capacity of 10.8 Gbps for enterprise, SMB, gaming and home mesh systems.