ON Semiconductor Unveils New QCS-AX2 Series for Wi-Fi 6E Applications

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 07, 2020

News

ON Semiconductor Unveils New QCS-AX2 Series for Wi-Fi 6E Applications

AdaptivMIMO technology provides configurations for fast 6 GHz adoption.

ON Semiconductor announced sampling of its new QCS-AX2 chipset family that supports the 6GHz spectrum band based on the enhanced Wi-Fi 6E standard. Designed to maximize usage of the 6GHz band, the new product family is designed for high-throughput Wi-Fi applications, such as access points, gateways, and mesh networking solutions for dense environments and underserved areas. 

The QCS-AX2 series is built on an integrated baseband and RF (radio frequency) architecture that supports key Wi-Fi 6E features, such as orthogonal frequency-division multiple access (OFDMA), advanced MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multi-Input, Multi-Output), 160MHz channel support for faster speeds, and SmartScan channel selection for maximum band utilization. 

The new product portfolio will include the following:

  • QCS-AX2-A12: tri-band (6GHz/5GHz/2.4GHz) with AdaptivMIMO technology supports flexible 8x8 or 4x4 configurations
  • QCS-AX2-T12: tri-band concurrent 4x4 operation for router solutions 
  • QCS-AX2-T8: tri-band concurrent 8-stream configurations for mesh nodes and mainstream access points 

ON Semiconductor's Wi-Fi 6E solutions are designed to accommodate the transition to the 6GHz band with AdaptivMIMO technology while addressing mainstream 6GHz applications. A Wi-Fi 6E infrastructure device with AdaptivMIMO allows the network to operate in the 5GHz or 6GHz band depending on the clients present in a subscriber's home network to maximize performance, coverage, and utilization. The QCS-AX2 series provides the Wi-Fi performance and connectivity in congested environments to multiple devices that applications demand. 

ON Semiconductor is now sampling the QCS-AX2 solutions to customers. 

For more information, visit: https://www.onsemi.com/

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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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