Qualcomm shipping 802.11ay chipsets for multi-gigabit Wi-Fi

October 16, 2018

While the IEEE 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard got a boost this month with its rebranding as Wi-Fi 6, now 802.11ay, which can provide multi-gigabit-per-second throughput using the unlicensed 60 GHz band, is taking centerstage. Qualcomm announced today it’s shipping device and infrastructure chipsets that support 802.11ay and can deliver more than 10 Gbps.

Qualcomm billed the new chips — QCA64x8 and QCA64x1—as supporting the tandem evolutions of cellular and Wi-Fi into millimeter wave frequencies.

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