Austin, Texas – June 24, 2015 – Freescale Technology Forum -- Quantenna Communications, Inc.. the leader in ultra-high performance Wi-Fi, today announced, as part of the Freescale Connected Partner program, the demonstration of the industry leading Quantenna Wi-Fi solution and the first exhibited QorIQ LS1043A processor as the definitive platform for business class 802.11ac WLAN services.
As one of the first quad core ARM64b systems on a chip for leading business and residential PON gateways, the Freescale QorIQ LS1043A is seeing its debut at Freescales’ premier customer and partner event, the Freescale Technical Forum, this week in Austin, Texas. Hot from the factory, the Freescale LS1043A processor and the production shipping Quantenna MU-MIMO enabled 11ac chipset are able to deliver multi-gigabit wireless performance for a variety of demanding applications such as multi-user concurrent high performance streaming and hardware enforced quality of service for high quality Wi-Fi voice, ultra-high definition video streams and large file data transfers.
The need for this level of performance in homes, enterprise and public hotspots is quickly outmatching the current wireless technologies. Burgeoning 11ac clients in devices such as the iPhone 6 are pushing the demand for next generation high performance WLAN. Enterprise access points, service provider hotspots, university lecture halls and other user-dense environments will greatly benefit from the multi-user dedicated MIMO groupings that Quantenna supports.
“This new platform is the ideal combination of Wave 2 and beyond11ac Wi-Fi capabilities and maximum processing headroom for demanding applications such as home content media servers, next generation PON gateways and dense enterprise access points,” said Lionel Bonnot, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Quantenna. “Quantenna has been the first to address these needs and the partnership with Freescale’s new QorIQ LS1043A platform underscores this vision.”
Freescale’s QorIQ LS1043A works intimately with the range of Quantenna 11ac solutions to provide the platform for new WLAN gateway and access point products where services such as user and application ID will provide best voice, video and data quality of service. Other high performance applications such as indoor GPS will provide invaluable analytic data about customer flows on a retail floor or access point distribution for high demand employee locations.
Quantenna’s MU-MIMO 11ac solutions include QSR1000, the world’s first 4x4 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipset. It is based on the unique True 4x4™ starting with 802.11n. The QSR1000 4x4 solution is widely deployed and well proven in the field, providing excellent speed, range, efficiency and scalability. Quantenna extended its leadership earlier this year by announcing the development of the world’s first True 8x8™ technology, which can also be applied to the Freescale QorIQ LS1043A platform.
“We are pleased to showcase the power of our new LS1043A processor line based on 64-bit ARM® technology with Quantenna Wi-Fi chipset at FTF. These recently available quad-core processors based on ARM v8 cores, combined with the already-shipping Quantenna MU-MIMO 4x4 11ac chipsets makes this a winning solution for demanding next generation gateway platforms,” said Tareq Bustemi, Vice President & General Manager, Product Management, Freescale Digital Networking, “Freescale’s processing platforms deliver exceptional performance with both software and hardware offload for security, tunneling and QoS such as IPsec/GRE cloud connection protocols and wireless video and voice streaming. Additionally, the seamless path to Quantenna’s advanced 8x8 MU-MIMO 11ac technology on Freescale’s advanced multicore products delivers a hassle-free upgrade option.”
About Quantenna Communications, Inc.
Quantenna is the global leader and innovator of ultra-high performance Wi-Fi semiconductor and system software solutions that establish benchmarks for speed, range, efficiency and reliability. Quantenna continues to innovate and introduced the world’s first 10G Wi-Fi technology for a new generation of access points in home, enterprise and public spaces. Quantenna Wi-Fi solutions are generations ahead of any other available solution; while transmitting faster, reaching farther and serving more devices more reliably than any other Wi-Fi solution ever created. Coupled with MAUI, the cloud-based Wi-Fi analytics platform, service providers can deliver real-time, automated Wi-Fi monitoring, optimization, and self-healing to their customers around the clock to offer the best Wi-Fi experience.
Quantenna’s Wi-Fi chipsets are being deployed by Tier One retail OEMs and telecom, cable and satellite service providers worldwide including AT&T, DirecTV, Orange and Telefonica. With the industry’s highest performing Wi-Fi solutions, Quantenna is Wi-Fi Perfected. For more information, visit www.quantenna.com. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.