Antcor, an developer of Wi-Fi intellectual property (IP), announces the world’s first 802.11ah IP, a unique offering designed to enable the next generation of connectivity processors.
Despite the wide spread availability of Wi-Fi in high-throughput consumer devices, a new era of products for enabling the Internet-of-Things (IoT) introduces new challenges in terms of low-power consumption and long-distance transmission. This gap is filled by the emerging 802.11ah standard, which operates in sub-1GHz bands with favorable propagation characteristics and is based on a physical layer that inherits the advancements of 802.11ac.
Antcor’s first-to-market 802.11ah IP employs a flexible architecture allowing a clear path to upgradability as the standard evolves. The offering covers battery operated devices such as wearables and sensors and is also scalable up to 4×4 MIMO to support smart home gateways and industrial automation infrastructure networks.
Antcor’s 802.11 IP portfolio is designed with an optimized balance of programmability and hardware acceleration delivering reduced design risks, enhanced performance, low power, accelerated time to market and path for vendor’s SoC differentiation.