Marvell Introduces First 802.11ac 4×4 Wireless Solution – Avastar 88W8864

Marvell today announced the Marvell Avastar 88W8864, a wireless local area network (WLAN) system-on-chip (SoC) and the industry’s first 802.11ac 4×4 solution built to improve the throughput of enterprise and retail access points (APs) and the robustness of wireless video distribution. The widespread adoption of Wi-Fi enabled devices requires faster, more efficient and reliable wireless that enables quick and seamless connectivity. Compared to its predecessor 802.11n, 802.11ac offers up to a three times increase in Wi-Fi throughput and more than two times the power efficiency when processing high-speed loads. Earlier this year, Marvell announced the industry’s first 802.11ac 2×2 combination radio chip, the Avastar 88W8897, which pairs today’s leading wireless technologies – near field communications (NFC) and Bluetooth 4.0 – with mobile multiple input multiple output (MIMO), transmit beamforming and support for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast. The latest addition to Marvell’s portfolio of Avastar 802.11ac products, the 88W8864 establishes new industry benchmarks for the wireless performance and range of enterprise and retail APs, service provider gateways, hotspots, video bridges and set-top boxes across the globe and is currently sampling.

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Marvell Avastar 88W8864 Product Highlights:

  • Complete 4×4 MIMO dual-band 802.11ac solution
  • 1.3Gbps WLAN PHY rate
  • Channel bandwidth up to 80MHz
  • 256 QAM modulation scheme
  • Market proven implicit and explicit Transmit Beamforming technology
  • Low Density Parity Check (LDPC)
  • Powerful Wi-Fi offload engine
  • Marvell Spectrum Management
  • Multi-stream, low PER and latency HD video
  • Integrated Wi-Fi position engine
  • Marvell Platform Advantage

“I believe that with Marvell’s new breakthrough 802.11ac 4×4 Wi-Fi solution, we are positioned to change the landscape for enterprise-class network infrastructure and carrier grade video applications, further empowering the entire spectrum of always-on devices. The new era of the digital lifestyle requires superior wireless connectivity which serves as a critical pillar for delivering live content across all screen sizes and ‘Smart Furnishings’ for connected consumers,” said Weili Dai, Co-Founder of Marvell. “ I am very proud to see our dedicated team of engineers continue to build ground-breaking wireless technologies that support the latest industry standards, significantly improving network capacity, performance and reliability for Wi-Fi devices accessing the cloud infrastructure. Working with the industry’s largest and most innovative global carriers and OEMs over the last decade, Marvell has established a successful track record of delivering world class wireless solutions for enterprise, consumer and mobile applications.”

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