What is the Frequency Spectrum of Wifi 7?
WiFi 6 vs WiFi 6e vs WiFi 7
The market WiFi standard is currently Wi-FI 6, or IEEE 802.11ax. There is an extension to WiFi 6, named WiFi 6E that will operate in the 6 GHz band. To keep up with the increasing data rates utilized by UHD, or ultra high-definition, 4K and even 8K video streaming, VR gaming or experiences, and augmented reality there will be a new WLAN protocol. Beyond consumer utilization of bandwidth, manufacturing uses in many cases require low-latency and reliable connection. Factory floor communications synchronize and control equipment in real time and cannot have slow connection and data speeds. WiFi 7 vs WiFi 6 will allow for increased network throughput, increased image data throughput, and reduce data transfer latency.
What is the IEEE standard for WiFi 7?
The IEEE 802.11be generation for WiFi, or WiFi 7, will be made for extremely high throughput, or EHT. So, what is the frequency spectrum of WiFi 7 and what is the name of WiFi 7? IEEE 80211be WiFi 7 will build upon the IEEE 802.11ax standard and utilize 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and utilize a third 6 GHz band from 5.925 to 7.125 GHz. This will almost quadruple available bandwidth for WiFi and will make WiFi 7 almost 4 times faster than WiFi 6. Copper Mountain Technologies’ VNAs can support engineers needing to expand up to 7.125 GHz for their WiFi 7 compatible devices in research and production. Engineers will need to test WiFi 7 protocol for connected devices and meet the new WiFi standards. For those needing to make measurements in the WiFi 7 band, the following VNAs will be appropriate:
For engineers who already own a Copper Mountain Technologies VNA, there are options for trade-ins or upgrades, depending on the model. Please contact a member of our sales team to discuss available options.