MediaTek releases Wi-Fi 7 chips for wireless access points, clients

May 23, 2022
The Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 chips are among the first Wi-Fi 7 chip platforms to hit the market, allowing wireless connectivity device makers to deliver the next generation of products.

MediaTek (Taipei) has now introduced its Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 Wi-Fi 7 chip platforms for high-bandwidth applications in the operator, retail, enterprise and consumer electronics markets.

The Filogic 880 is billed as a complete platform that combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a new advanced host processor solution to provide superior router and gateway devices for the operator, retail and enterprise markets. Filogic 880 offers a scalable architecture that can support up to penta-band 4x4 with a maximum speed of 36Gbps.

For its part, the Filogic 380 is designed to bring Wi-Fi 7 connectivity to all client devices, including the smartphone, tablet, TV, notebook, set-top box and OTT streaming device segments. The chip's dual concurrent 2x2 capability will be optimized "out-of-the-box" for these devices, as MediaTek also supplies the corresponding platform solutions. The company says this flexibility helps to streamline the design process, maximize performance and accelerate time-to-market.

MediaTek's press announcement notes that that this pair of chips will be among the first Wi-Fi 7 solutions to hit the market, allowing device makers to deliver cutting-edge products with the latest connectivity technology. The company adds that it has been involved in the development of the Wi-Fi 7 standard since its inception, and is one of the first adopters of Wi-Fi 7 technology.

As further contended by the manufacturer, "The rollout of Wi-Fi 7 will mark the first time that Wi-Fi can be a true wireline/Ethernet replacement for super high-bandwidth applications. Wi-Fi 7 technology will be the backbone of home, office and industrial networks and provide seamless connectivity for everything from multi-player AR/VR applications to cloud gaming and 4K calls to 8K streaming and beyond."

Filogic 880

MediaTek's Filogic 880 combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a powerful application processor and network processing unit (NPU) to support maximum Wi-Fi, Ethernet and packet processing performance. The chip offers a wide range of interfaces and peripherals, making it easy to customize designs for various end products and applications.

The Filogic 880 platform includes a 6nm Wi-Fi 7 access point solution with:

  • Support for key Wi-Fi 7 technologies such as 4096-QAM, 320MHz, MRU and MLO
  • Flexibility to scale to penta-band 36Gbps speeds
  • Support up to 10Gbps in one channel
  • Support for OFDMA RU, MU-MIMO and MBSSID

In addition to its Wi-Fi 7 capabilities, the Filogic 880 platform also provides a powerful host processor, which includes a quad-core Arm Cortex-A73 application processor and an advanced NPU. Key features include:

  • An advanced hardware network full off-load engine on both Wi-Fi and Ethernet interface
  • A built-in networking crypto engine (EIP-197) for accelerating IPSec, SSL/TLS, DTLS (CAPWAP), SRTP and MACsec
  • Support for high-speed interfaces (5Gbps USB and 10Gbps PCI-Express), UART, SD, SPI, PWM, GPIO and OTP for rich platform customization opportunities

Filogic 380

The Filogic 380 is a stand-alone, single-chip 6nm Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 combo solution designed to deliver best-in class connectivity. It is optimized for smartphones, TVs, notebooks, set-top boxes, OTT streaming devices and many other consumer electronics devices that are powered by MediaTek SoCs.

Key features of the Filogic 380 include:

  • Support for key Wi-Fi 7 technologies such as 4096-QAM, 320MHz, MRU and MLO
  • Support for MLO offering up to 6.5Gbps speeds
  • Support up to 5Gbps in one channel
  • Support for 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz bands
  • Support for dual 2x2 radios for dual-band simultaneous operation
  • Latest Bluetooth 5.3 with LE Audio

"Our wireless connectivity solutions are designed to deliver the fastest performance using the most advanced technologies, and represent MediaTek's commitment to drive Wi-Fi 7 adoption in a large number of new markets," said Alan Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intelligent Connectivity business at MediaTek. "With Filogic 880 and Filogic 380, our customers can deliver fast, reliable and always-on connected experiences to meet the industry's growing connectivity demands."

MediaTek will be demonstrating its Filogic Wi-Fi 7 platform solutions for both access point and client ecosystems at Computex 2022, which will be held from May 24 to May 27 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Learn more about MediaTek's Filogic portfolio.

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