The newly released Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 from MediaTek are among the very first Wi-Fi 7 solutions available to consumers on the market.
In November of the previous year, MediaTek introduced two new Filogic SoCs that were designed for Internet of Things applications. Since the microprocessor, AI engine,
Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 subsystems, and a power management unit were all integrated onto a single chip in the Filogic 130 and Filogic 130A, these chips are an excellent option for next-generation Internet of Things devices that require improved connectivity solutions.
Even though Internet of Things devices that support Wi-Fi 6 has not yet reached mass adoption, MediaTek has now introduced two new Filogic chips that will enable compatibility for Wi-Fi 7 to a broad variety of forthcoming products.
The newly released Filogic 880 and Filogic 380 are two of the first solutions on the market that support Wi-Fi 7, respectively. The Filogic 880 is a 6nm system on a chip (SoC) that provides a complete platform for maximum Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and packet processing performance.
This platform combines a Wi-Fi 7 access point with a robust application processor and network processing unit (NPU).
MediaTek asserts that its product is “the greatest router and gateway solution for the operator, retail, and business sectors” in the industry. The Filogic 880 has an adaptable design that can handle up to pentaband 4×4 at a maximum throughput of 36 gigabits per second.
In addition to this, it is compatible with a broad variety of interfaces and peripherals, which enables it to be quickly adapted to a wide variety of applications and use cases.
On the other hand, the Filogic 380 is a 6nm chip that was created to deliver connection through Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.3 to consumer electronics. These consumer electronics include smartphones, tablets, TVs, laptops, set-top boxes, and OTT streaming sticks.
Because MediaTek also provides the necessary platform solutions, the dual concurrent 2×2 capacity of this feature is already optimized for use with these devices out of the box.
Alan Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s Intelligent Connectivity Business, made the following statement in reference to the newly released Filogic chips:
“Our wireless connectivity solutions are designed to deliver the fastest performance using the most advanced technologies. They also represent MediaTek’s commitment to driving Wi-Fi 7 adoption in a large number of new markets.”
Our clients are able to provide lightning-fast, dependable, and always-on connected experiences thanks to Filogic 880 and Filogic 380, which allows them to satisfy the expanding connectivity expectations of the industry.
Later this month, MediaTek will be exhibiting the latest solutions for its Filogic Wi-Fi 7 platform at the Computex 2022 trade show in Taiwan.
Although MediaTek has not offered a release date for devices with the new Filogic Wi-Fi 7 chips, recent sources imply that the first products with the new chips might enter the market the following year.
This is despite the fact that MediaTek has not issued a release timeline.