WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E

WiFi 6 (previously 802.11ax) is the next step in the evolution of WiFi. This standard focuses on network efficiency rather than peak speed. WiFi 6, and its soon-to-arrive counterpart 6E, is all about working smarter and more efficiently to enhance WiFi performance. This latest specification provides higher capacity and better coverage, and it reduces congestion for a better user experience. 

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WiFi 6 is a dramatic leap forward for WiFi, especially in embedded applications. New improvements directly impact the kinds of challenges faced by embedded developers in previous versions of WiFi. We work with our customers to illuminate how these advancements apply to embedded wireless connectivity and create significant value in medical, industrial and logistics markets.

It's not just greater data rates: WiFi 6 and 6E make a significantly more efficient network that makes better use of available spectrum, with greater focus on operational power usage and better infrastructure deployment. The efficiency improvements have come from a broad set of new features, including:

  • Increased data throughput
  • Higher station densities
  • Improved latency support
  • Enhanced low power
  • Additional spectrum

Coming Soon: Wi-Fi 6E with Bluetooth 5.4 for Next Generation Industrial IoT

Introducing the first of the Sona™ Wi-Fi 6/6E product line from Laird Connectivity, the IF573, based upon Infineon’s leading AIROC™ CYW55573 chipset. A truly robust industrial IoT module: one that’s rugged, small, globally certified, has reliable connectivity, and is easy to integrate.

Our upcoming Sona™ IF573 answers the call for next-gen wireless IoT. The Sona™ IF573 is purpose-built for industrial IoT connectivity with access to both PCIE and SDIO interfaces, industrial operating temp range, latest generation Wi-Fi and BT combined with both pluggable card and SMT M.2 packaging.

Click below for preliminary documentation, product specifications, and more.

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Follow Our WiFi 6 / 6E Series

The future of WiFi is on the way. WiFi 6 and 6E represent huge leaps forward in throughput, sharing of spectrum, and more, and represent groundbreaking new opportunities in applications great and small. Follow our series of videos and blog posts to learn how these new features change what's possible, specifically in embedded device markets.

We'll cover topics like higher throughput, increased device density, low latency, lower power, 6 GHz spectrum, and characteristics of WiFi 6E devices.

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