MediaTek Introduces New Wi-Fi 7 Solutions: Filogic 860 and Filogic 360
MediaTek, a pioneer in Wi-Fi 7 technology, has expanded its Wi-Fi 7 portfolio with the launch of Filogic 860 and Filogic 360. These second-generation solutions aim to enhance MediaTek's range of cutting-edge products that utilize the latest connectivity advancements, offering peak performance and reliable connectivity.
Filogic 860 is a dual-band access point that combines Wi-Fi 7 technology with an advanced network processor. It is suitable for enterprise access points, service provider Ethernet gateways, mesh nodes, retail, and IoT router applications. Filogic 360, on the other hand, is a stand-alone client solution that integrates Wi-Fi 7 2x2 and dual Bluetooth 5.4 radios in a single chip. It is designed to provide next-generation Wi-Fi 7 connectivity to edge devices, streaming devices, and various consumer electronics.
"MediaTek stands out with the most comprehensive connectivity portfolio in the market, and we're continuing this legacy with our two new advanced Wi-Fi 7 solutions designed for mainstream applications," said Alan Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intelligent Connectivity Business at MediaTek. "Filogic 860 and Filogic 360 offer the same technology as our premium solutions, providing exceptional reliability in busy network environments, ultra-fast speeds with reduced latency, and enhanced range."
Filogic 860 is an ideal platform for dual-band Wi-Fi 7 access points, routers, and mesh nodes in the enterprise and retail markets. It features a triple-core Arm Cortex-A73 CPU that supports powerful hardware acceleration for advanced tunneling and security features, meeting the requirements of enterprises and service providers.
Filogic 860 Key Features:
- Industry-leading 6 nm low power Wi-Fi design
- Single-MAC MLO support
- Supports 4096-QAM and MRU
- Supports dual-band Wi-Fi 7 with industry-highest dual-band MLO speed, 7.2 Gbps
- Dual-band, dual concurrent capabilities with 4T4R for 2.4 GHz up to BW40 and 5T5R 4SS for 5 GHz up to BW160
- Support for an additional receive antenna for zero-wait DFS
- Filogic Xtra range support, boosting receiving distance using an extra antenna
Filogic 360 is a stand-alone, single chip solution that delivers best-in-class connectivity for high-performance clients such as smartphones, PCs, laptops, set-top boxes, OTT streaming devices, and more.
Filogic 360 Key Features:
- Triple-band selectable Wi-Fi 7 2x2 with up to 2.9 Gbps speed
- Supports 4096-QAM and MRU
- 160 MHz channel bandwidth support
- Filogic Xtra range support, boosting communication distance by unique Hybrid MLO solution
- Support for dual Bluetooth 5.4 cores for gaming and other applications
- BLE audio with integrated DSP for LC3 codec support
- MediaTek advanced Wi-Fi and Bluetooth coexistence technology ensures seamless operation on the 2.4 GHz band without interference
The MediaTek Filogic 860 and Filogic 360 solutions are currently being sampled to customers, with mass production expected to begin in mid-2024.