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FCC Expands Wi-Fi with 1.2 GHz at 6 GHz

At its meeting on April 23, the FCC voted unanimously to allocate 1.2 GHz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band (i.e., between 5.925 and 7.125 GHz) for unlicensed use. “These new rules will usher in Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of Wi-Fi, and play a major role in the growth of the Internet of Things,” the FCC said in a release.


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NXP Supplies Murata with RF Front-end ICs for Wi-Fi 6 Modules

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced it has collaborated with Murata, a system-in-package integrator for 5G mobile platforms, to deliver the industry’s first RF front-end modules designed with the latest Wi-Fi 6 standards. Together, the companies are delivering a solution that can reduce design times, improve time-to-market and save board space in next generation Wi-Fi 6 implementations. 


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CableLabs Releases DOCSIS 4.0 Specification

Includes full duplex and 1.8 GHz bandwidth for upstream and downstream

CableLabs has released the DOCSIS 4.0 standard, which incorporates full duplex capability and expansion of the spectrum to 1.8 GHz for both downstream and upstream data. Compared to the current standard, DOCSIS 3.1, DOCSIS 4.0 increases the downstream and upstream data rates by 2x and 4x, respectively.


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