MediaTek holds an inaugural Wi-Fi 7 technology demo
MediaTek has showcased its upcoming Wi-Fi 7-based line of Filogic-series products in advance. This update to Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, or IEEE 802.11be, is projected to enhance support for even the most demanding tasks, 4K-8K video or streaming and metaverse-grade connectivity included.
Wi-Fi 7 might be able to sustain this through advancements such as its take on multi-link operation (MLO) technology, developed to ameliorate congestion or interference through the aggregation of multiple channels regardless of band frequency. On that note, next-gen Wi-Fi should be able to use new 320MHz channels.
MediaTek has also indicated that users in search of Wi-Fi 7-based products should look out for specs such as 4K quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) and multi-user resource unit (MRU) features, also rated to address interference.
The new standard's features are currently projected to result in speeds of up to 2.4 times those of Wi-Fi 6/6E, given the same number of antennae, even though it will use the same bands (2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz). MediaTek currently believes it can ship its new Filogic Wi-Fi 7 connectivity portfolio from 2023.