MIMO 4x4 with TxBF Has Arrived - Dang That Was Fast!

MIMO 4x4 with TxBF Has Arrived - Dang That Was Fast!

By CWNP On 10/20/2008 - 9 Comments

http://www.quantenna.com/products-overview.html
 
Yep, my good friend Dilip Advani (CWNE #43) pointed this out to me recently.  Can you believe it?  Before long, we'll have data rates hitting 600 Mbps, with throughputs that will still be under 100 Mbps. :)  We'll have Beamforming, which will change how we wrestle with co-channel interference.  Beamforming will give us higher throughput at range and will stabilize our RF environment significantly.  This is GREAT news indeed!

My advice to IT Managers: When you see this stuff hit the market with a Wi-Fi Alliance sticker on it, find any excuse possible to throw 802.11a/b/g gear out the window (or sell it on eBay).  Obviously these new 802.11n chipsets will support 802.11r/k when the Wi-Fi Alliance version is released as "Voice-Enterprise", and likely whatever new standards are released for the next 3-4 years as well.  

How fast will vendors adopt these new chipsets?  Unknown.  You know, it's alot like 802.11r/k in fact - it'll all depend on the Wi-Fi Alliance's willingness to build and implement a test plan.  A year?  Two?  The standard is already in place, but that seems to matter very little, which is a bit irritating (though I certainly understand why things are the way they are).  I, like most everyone else, want everything now. ;) 


0 Responses to MIMO 4x4 with TxBF Has Arrived - Dang That Was Fast!

Subscribe by Email
There are no comments yet.
<< prev - comments page 1 of 1 - next >>

Leave a Reply

Please login or sign-up to add your comment.
Success Stories

I literally just came out of the testing centre having taken the CWDP exam. The certification process opened my mind to different techniques and solutions. This knowledge can only broaden your perspective. Great job, CWNP, you have a great thing going on here.

-Darren
Read More

Working through the CWNP coursework and certifications helped not only to deepen my technical knowledge and understanding, but also it boosted my confidence. The hard work it took to earn my CWNE has been rewarding in so many ways.

-Ben
Read More

I want to commend you and all at CWNP for having a great organization. You really 'raise the bar' on knowing Wi-Fi well. I have learned a ton of information that is helping my job experience and personal career goals, because of my CWAP/CWDP/CWSP studies. Kudos to all at CWNP.

-Glenn
Read More