A new Wi-Fi 7 chip has been unveiled by Qualcomm

A “world’s first” Wi-Fi 7 compatible device was unveiled by Qualcomm at MWC in Barcelona.

Once appropriate network equipment is available, the business says the FastConnect 7800 connection chip will enable peak speeds of 5.8Gbps and latency as low as 2 milliseconds in a range of devices.

Wi-Fi 7 is the most recent iteration of the wireless internet standard. Wi-Fi 7 devices aren’t expected to be widely accessible until 2025, according to the World Broadband Alliance (WBA).

Connectivity through Wi-Fi 7

In spite of this, there are others in the business who feel this timescale may be expedited. To take advantage of the ongoing implementation of Wi-Fi 6 and 6E, Qualcomm plans to deliver its FastConnect 7800 in the second half of 2022. This will pave the path for its inclusion in commercially available devices prior to the widespread use of Wi-Fi 7.

The chip employs a method dubbed High Band Simultaneous (HBS) multi-link technology, which simultaneously utilises both the 5GHz and 6GHz bands. The 2.4GHz band, which is more commonly crowded, is now only available for Bluetooth.

When paired with Snapdragon Sound Technology, which improves Bluetooth range and pairing speed, Dual Bluetooth technology should improve audio quality on any device powered by the processor.

For smartphones, computers, and virtual reality headsets, Qualcomm claims that these qualities will provide the connection performance necessary.

In the words of Qualcomm Technologies’ Dino Bekis, vice president and general manager of mobile compute and connectivity, “introducing the first Wi-Fi 7 solution to the industry might be enough for some,” “but with the introduction of HBS Multi-Link we take performance to the next level, shattering expectations”

This client connectivity is the finest in the business, thanks to FastConnect 7800’s combination of low power consumption of up to 50% and Intelligent Dual Bluetooth with superior Snapdragon Sound capabilities.

There must be a market for Wi-Fi 6 before then. The standard generational transition in wireless communications and is seen as a complementing technology to 5G, increasing speeds, increasing capacity, and decreasing latency.. More devices vying for bandwidth means better performance and dependability for the network as a whole.

Customers and companies alike will be able to enjoy faster Wi-Fi connections at home thanks to convergent networking services provided by telecommunications carriers.

The usage of the 6GHz spectrum in Wi-Fi 6E allows for speeds of over 2Gbps and low latency of less than two milliseconds.

WBA expects 83% to 84% adoption of Wi-Fi 6 by the end of 2022 amongst service providers, equipment makers, and organisations.