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Qualcomm unveils WiFi 6 platform for handsets and smart home

Qualcomm has unveiled a series of platforms to propel next generation WiFi 6 connectivity into the mainstream. Prominent features of the new line of Networking Pro Series offerings include support for 1024QAM modulation in WiFi 6 (802.11ax), which enables up to 38% higher raw throughput compared to WiFi 5 (802.11ac), as well as Qualcomm’s multi-use scheduling algorithms, which the company claims provide a differentiated form of traffic management for WiFi. Building on two technologies fundamental to WiFi 6 – Multiuser-MIMO and OFDMA – Qualcomm says networks built on one of its four new platforms can set a new benchmark for prioritizing access for large numbers of connected clients. This is because the Networking Pro Series Platforms support MU-MIMO in the…

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