MIMO Configurations in Wi-Fi Chipsets

IEEE 802.11ac has been and will be continue to be critical in shifting Wi-Fi from single-band to dual-band chipsets and devices since 802.11ac only works in the 5 GHz space. It will succeed where dual-band 802.11n (and 802.11a) has failed. MIMO will be a critical aspect of Wi-Fi continued advancement. Where cost has ruled in the past, mobile operators, device vendors, and other service and product companies are finally considering the benefits. Devices will take a modest shift to MIMO overall, led by 2X2 MIMO in smartphones and tablets, 3X3 MIMO in Chromebooks, and 2X2 to 4X4 MIMO in set-top boxes, televisions, and other consumer electronics devices. This early shift occurred in portable PCs using 802.11n first, and will ramp up with 802.11ac with MIMO.

  • 1. IEEE 802.11AC IS EXPANDING WI-FI TO WHERE 802.11N COULD NOT
    • 1.1. 802.11ac Forces Wi-Fi into Dual-band Territory
  • 2. MIMO CONFIGURATIONS IN VARIOUS PRODUCT CATEGORIES
  • 3. WHAT THE SHIFT TO MIMO MEANS FOR WI-FI CHIPSET VENDORS
    • 3.1. Broadcom
    • 3.2. Celeno
    • 3.3. Intel Corporation
    • 3.4. Marvell Semiconductor
    • 3.5. MediaTek
    • 3.6. Qualcomm
    • 3.7. Quantenna
    • 3.8. Realtek

Charts

  1. Comparison of Single-band 802.11n, Dual-band 802.11n, and 802.11n/ac, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  2. MIMO Configurations in Wi-Fi Chipset Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  3. MIMO Configurations in Access Point Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  4. MIMO Configurations in Portable PC Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  5. MIMO Configurations in Tablet Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  6. MIMO Configurations in Smartphone Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  7. MIMO Configurations in Feature Phone Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  8. MIMO Configurations in Connected Home Device Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  9. MIMO Configurations in Portable Consumer Device Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
  10. MIMO Configurations in Other Product Shipments, World Market, Forecast: 2010 to 2019
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Research Information

Publish Date
1Q 2015
Code
AN-1613
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
Pages
14