It’s necessary for wireless technology and standards to evolve as more devices, connections, and bandwidth-hungry applications emerge. Future wireless networks need more capacity and reliability. That’s where the sixth generation of WiFi comes in. The emerging IEEE 802.11ax standard is the latest advancement in Wi-Fi. It combines the strengths of 802.11ac and 5G LTE to provide flexibility and scalability that lets new networks power next-generation applications and deliver a higher grade of service to older applications.
802.11ax lets access points support more clients in dense environments and provide a better experience for typical wireless LAN networks. It also powers more predictable performance for advanced applications such as 4K video, Ultra HD, and Internet of Things (IIoT). Flexible scheduling extends the battery life of smart phones, IoT, and other devices.
802.11ax achieves these benefits by pushing on three different dimensions:
Doodle Labs is developing a next generation 802.11ax embedded router, building upon its popular Industrial WiFi Transceivers and Smart Radios, featuring a total of 8×8 streams (4×4 streams in 2.4 GHz and 4×4 streams in 5 GHz, operating concurrently). All clients will achieve higher effective throughput at the MAC layer. In addition, Doodle Labs’ 802.11ax routers will support standards-based sounding and beam forming and enable new use cases and business models for indoor and outdoor coverage.