MediaTek Unveils Next-Gen Wi-Fi 7 Chips: Filogic 360 and Filogic 860
MediaTek has shown two new Wi-Fi 7 processors. The Filogic 860 and Filogic 360 are such models. While the Filogic 360 is intended for use in laptops, cellphones, and other digital gadgets, the Filogic 860 is a stand-alone unit.
Earlier at CES 2023, the new MediaTek Filogic series Wi-Fi 7-ready processors were on display. A scaled-down counterpart of the MediaTek Filogic 380, which debuted earlier in 2023, is the Filogic 360. Specifically designed for routers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other Internet devices. The chip can perform all of the fundamental features of Wi-Fi 7, including download rates of up to 2.9Gbps, 4096 QAM, and multi-user, multiple input, and multiple output (MU-MIMO). Moreover, it supports LE audio and has a dual Bluetooth 5.4 connection.
A reduced-spec version of the MediaTek Filogic 880, the Filogic 860 processor features three cores for processing data. 160 Hz channel bandwidth, 4096 Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM) method and automated frequency synchronization are among its features. The Filogic 860 has a 7.2 Gbps maximum throughput. One x 2.5Gbps, four x 1 Gbps, and up to 10Gbps single Ethernet connections are supported. For embedded use, PCIe Gen 3 host controllers can be set up using the MediaTek Filogic 860 chip. If manufacturers of wireless routers so choose, the model can additionally accept USB 3.2 ports. Three Cortex-A78 cores with a maximum frequency of 1.8GHz are included in the MediaTek Filogic 860's CPU. For jobs requiring a lot of resources, the CPU is supported by an NPU as well.
According to MediaTek, mass-produced devices using the new Wi-Fi 7 chips will go on sale in the middle of 2024. The MediaTek Filogic 360 and Filogic 860 Wi-Fi 7 chips may become quite popular due to their superior characteristics.