Edgewater Wireless Launches WiFi7 Spectrum Slicing Platform
Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (TSXV: YFI) (OTC: KPIFF), the industry leader in Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing technology for residential and enterprise markets, is pleased to announce its next-generation of Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing powered silicon solutions targeting residential, enterprise and prosumer applications. Building on the latest Wi-Fi standard, WiFi7 (802.11BE), Edgewater's groundbreaking platform offers more physical channel capacity than single-channel, legacy Wi-Fi architectures - bringing lower latency and reduced contention for existing and new devices. With 'Beta' Spectrum Slicing capable silicon now available for select partner evaluations, engineering samples of Edgewater's WiFi7 silicon are targeted by the end of Q2 CY2024, with commercial products expected at the end of Q2 CY2025.
"We are thrilled to announce Edgewater's groundbreaking MLX 488 platform, our Spectrum Slicing enabled WiFi7 solution. With the MLX 488 platform, we are bringing Spectrum Slicing to WiFi7 and creating the highest link density for features like MLO," said Eric Smith, VP of Product for Edgewater Wireless. "WiFi7, with its marquee feature Multi-Link Operation (MLO), offers one of the most significant advancement in the recent history of Wi-Fi. Simply put, the more available physical links, the more effective the MLO feature becomes. Our platform boasts the highest link density in the market and can force-multiply performance for both new and existing devices, as proven by our work with Liberty Global."
WiFi7 (802.11BE), or Extremely High Throughput, is the newest iteration of the Wi-Fi standard and will support 320 MHz wide channels and increased QAM (4096) in the 6 GHz band. Most importantly, WiFi7 will include Multi-Link Operation (MLO), a stunning coup for Edgewater and its supporters.
An embrace of multi-channel architecture, Multi-link Operation (MLO), and the Dual-Channel Wi-Fi standard are the first features capable of taking advantage of more physical links/channels between access points and devices to increase throughput and lower latency. Increasing link density on Access Points will become critical as the number of MLO-capable devices increases. Edgewater's Spectrum Slicing boasts the highest link density in the market, creating a future-proof platform for service delivery.
Edgewater's MLX 488 WiFi7 platform is the world's first silicon solution to couple the performance of WiFi7 with the proven robustness and flexibility of Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing: up to 320 MHz wide channel support, Multi-Flex MLO and 4K QAM.
Wi-Fi Spectrum Slicing enables more in-band links/channels than all legacy Wi-Fi architectures. Backed by 26 granted patents, Edgewater's physical layer spectrum slicing allows a frequency band to be divided, or sliced, to enable more radios to operate in a given area. Think of Spectrum Slicing as moving from a single-land road to a multi-lane highway - Levelling up Wi-Fi features and applications for existing and new devices.
Edgewater's MLX 488 WiFi7 platform key features and benefits are engineered to include:
For more information on our MLX 488 products, visit Edgewater Wireless at www.edgewaterwireless.com.
About Edgewater Wireless
Edgewater Wireless (www.edgewaterwireless.com) is the industry leader in innovative Spectrum Slicing technology for residential and commercial markets. We develop advanced Wi-Fi silicon solutions, Access Points, and IP licensing designed to meet the high-density and high quality-of-service needs of service providers and their customers. With 26 granted patents, Edgewater's Spectrum Slicing technology revolutionizes Wi-Fi, delivering next-generation Wi-Fi today.
Edgewater's physical layer Spectrum Slicing allows a frequency band to be divided, or sliced, to enable more radios to operate in a given area. Think of Spectrum Slicing like moving from a single-lane road to a multi-lane highway - regardless of Wi-Fi technology. The recently completed Proof of Concept (PoC) with a major Tier 1 Service Provider showed 7 to 18 times performance gains in 75% of homes surveyed. Interestingly, homes with the most devices saw the greatest improvements.
For more information, visit www.edgewaterwireless.com.
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