Broadcom Inc has introduced a new Wi-Fi 6E client device called BCM4389, the new device extends Wi-Fi 6 standard and supports the upcoming 6 GHz band with wide 160MHz channel bandwidth. This will double Wi-Fi speeds and cut latency in half compared to the existing Wi-Fi 5 technology. Wi-Fi 6E can deliver improved performance in crowded environments with advanced roaming capabilities and increased security. The new device delivers over 2 Gbps of real-world speed and up to five times better battery utilization, hence it is best suitable for flagship smartphones and future AR/VR devices. The BCM4389 will also provide superior Bluetooth Audio experience compared to the existing modules.
Features of BCM4389
- Support for 2 streams of Wi-Fi 6E
- Multi-Radio Bluetooth 5 with antenna beamforming
- Tri-Band Simultaneous (TBS) architecture, including a dedicated background scan radio
- Simultaneous dual-band operation
- 2.63 Gbps PHY rate
- Operation in 2.4 GHz and 5.1-7.125 GHz unlicensed band
- 160 MHz channel bandwidth
- 1024-QAM modulation
The BCM4389 brings advanced multi-radio technology to Bluetooth which improves audio performance and range for any connected Bluetooth accessory by using multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and beamforming technology. The phones equipped with BCM4389 will deliver a glitch-free audio experience with popular Bluetooth headsets, even in congested places such as subway stations.
The BCM4389 will benefit from a full ecosystem of Wi-Fi 6E products, including home routers, residential gateways, enterprise access points, and AR/VR devices. The new 6 GHz spectrum band is expected to be operational in the United States in 2020, and a wide range of 6 GHz enabled devices will be available at launch. For more information about BCM4389, visit the official website of Broadcom.