MediaTek Announces Filogic Connectivity Family with New Filogic 830 and Filogic 630 Wi-Fi 6/6E Chips

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

October 01, 2021

News

MediaTek Announces Filogic Connectivity Family with New Filogic 830 and Filogic 630 Wi-Fi 6/6E Chips

MediaTek unveiled its new Filogic connectivity family with the introduction of the Filogic 830 Wi-Fi 6/6E system-on-chip (SoC) and Filogic 630 Wi-Fi 6E network interface card (NIC) solutions.

MediaTek’s new Filogic series of high-performance Wi-Fi 6/6E chipsets are designed to provide reliable connectivity, high computation capabilities, and a rich set of features in highly integrated, power-efficient designs. 

MediaTek Filogic 830 

Filogic 830 packs a variety of features into a compact, ultra-low power 12nm SoC, allowing customers to design differentiated solutions for routers, access points, and mesh systems. The SoC integrates four Arm Cortex-A53 processors operating at up to 2GHz per core for up to +18,000 DMIPs processing power, dual 4x4 Wi-Fi 6/6E for up to 6Gbps connectivity, two 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, and a host of peripheral interfaces. Filogic 830’s built-in hardware acceleration engines for Wi-Fi offloading and networking enable fast and reliable connectivity. In addition, the chipset also supports MediaTek FastPath technology for low latency applications such as gaming and AR/VR. 

MediaTek Filogic 630 

Filogic 630 is a Wi-Fi 6/6E NIC solution that supports dual-band, dual-concurrent 2x2 2.4GHz, and 3x3 5GHz or 6GHz for up to 3Gbps. The chipset supports a unique 3T3R 5/6GHz system with internal front-end modules (FEMs) which, according to the company, provide equivalent or better range than competing 2T2R solutions with external FEMs. This highly integrated design is said to help lower bill of materials (BOM) cost, while allowing for sleeker designs with its small RF frontend area. Filogic’s 630’s third antenna enables transmit beamforming capability as well as diversity gains. Filogic 630 supports interfaces such as PCIe, which allows it to be combined with Filogic 830 for tri-band connectivity solutions for broadband gateways, enterprise access points, and retail routers with high speeds and bandwidth capacity. 

Over the years, MediaTek has worked with the Wi-Fi Alliance to ensure MediaTek’s connectivity portfolio supports the latest Wi-Fi features. In January 2021, MediaTek was selected to be on the test bed for Wi-Fi 6E, the latest certification from Wi-Fi Alliance for Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6 devices with 6GHz support. 

Wi-Fi 6E offers a number of advantages over previous Wi-Fi generations, including lower latency and additional capacity and speed. Devices using Wi-Fi 6 connections in 6GHz are designed to make use of wide 160 MHz channels and uncongested bandwidth in 6GHz to deliver multi-gigabit, low latency Wi-Fi, providing reliable connectivity for applications like streaming, gaming, AR/VR and more. 

For more information, visit: https://www.mediatek.com/products/connectivity-and-networking/mediatek-filogic-wifi-6 

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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