Intel plans to bring Wi-Fi 7 to client PCs in 2024
As one of the world’s largest suppliers of laptop components, Intel is also looking for ways to use the latest technology to maintain its leadership in the field. One of the selling points of laptops is that they have more advanced Wi-Fi connections, and Intel has always played a big role in networking chips.
According to ET News, Eric McLaughlin, vice president of Intel’s wireless solutions division, said at a recent press conference in the Asia Pacific, “We are currently developing Intel’s Wi-Fi ‘802.11be’ in order to obtain the ‘Wi-Fi Alliance’ certification, and it will be installed in PC products such as laptops by 2024,” adding, “We expect it to appear in major markets in 2025.“
Eric McLaughlin also said that the release of related products is about a year away, and Intel still has the opportunity to further increase the processing speed. Intel has always been one of the main advocates of Wi-Fi 7 and continues to explore the potential of Wi-Fi 7 in the final stage. This statement seems to be very confident in its own products.
Wi-Fi 7 corresponds to the IEEE 802.11be EHT (Extremely High Throughput) standard. Based on Wi-Fi 6E, it introduces 320MHz bandwidth, 4096-QAM modulation, Multi-RU, multi-link operation, and enhanced MU-MIMO, multi-AP collaboration (often called MESH networking), and other technologies, which enables Wi-Fi 7 to provide higher data transfer rates and lower latency than Wi-Fi 6E.
At present, two major industry manufacturers, Qualcomm and Broadcom, have launched their own Wi-Fi 7 solutions. Qualcomm expects to sample customers in the second half of 2022, and commercial mobile terminals will ship by the end of 2022, while Broadcom said it is currently providing samples of Wi-Fi 7 chips to its partners and customers.