Networking

The last few months have seen multiple vendors launch products in the Wi-Fi 7 (802.11be) space. Mediatek demonstrated working 802.11be-compliant silicon under the Filogic lineup earlier this year. Concrete technical details and part numbers were not announced during the event. Last month, Broadcom introduced a comprehensive Wi-Fi 7 portfolio, detailing multiple 802.11be radios for access points, a networking SoC built keeping 802.11be bandwidth in mind, and a client radio for mobile applications. Wi-Fi 7 / 802.11be Background The 802.11 Working Group's focus with 802.11be has been on extremely high throughput. This has been achieved primarily through a combination of three different aspects: Support for up to 16 spatial streams Support for channel widths up to 320MHz (with operation in 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands) Support for...

Broadcom Launches Wi-Fi 7 Portfolio for Access Points and Client Devices

The last few years have seen heightened consumer focus on wireless networking. The industry has also been quite busy, enabling the operation of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) in the 6GHz...

26 by Ganesh T S on 4/12/2022

Netgear Launches WAX630E AX7800 Wi-Fi 6E Access Point for SMBs

Netgear has been building up a portfolio of software-defined networking (SDN) products over the last few years. The introduction of the cloud-based Insight management feature to their lineup of...

9 by Ganesh T S on 2/22/2022

Netgear Expands Wi-Fi 6E Portfolio with Affordable Nighthawk RAXE300 Router

Netgear introduced their first Wi-Fi 6E routers last year with the launch of the Nighthawk RAXE500 and the Orbi RBKE960. The addition of 6 GHz support makes it necessary...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/3/2022

Netgear Introduces Orbi Pro SXK50 AX5400 Mesh System for SMBs

Netgear Business - the SMB-/SME-focused arm of Netgear - has been delivering mesh Wi-Fi systems to small businesses under the Orbi Pro lineup since 2017. The 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5...

0 by Ganesh T S on 1/3/2022

Netgear Updates Orbi Lineup with RBKE960 Wi-Fi 6E Quad-Band Mesh System

Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have become quite popular over the last few years. Despite competition from startups such as eero (now part of Amazon) and Plume (with...

17 by Ganesh T S on 10/12/2021

Netgear Launches WAX630 AX6000 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point for SMBs

Netgear has been slowly building up its Wi-Fi 6 business portfolio over the last couple of years. Today, the company is launching its flagship SMB access point in its...

11 by Ganesh T S on 6/29/2021

Marvell Announces OCTEON 10 DPU Family: First to 5nm with N2 CPUs

It’s been a little over a year since we covered Marvell’s OCTEON TX2 infrastructure processors, and since then, the ecosystem has been evolving in an extremely fast manner &ndash...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/28/2021

Intel’s DPG Launch Event April 6th: Early Look at 3rd Gen Xeon Scalable (Ice Lake)

Today Intel has announced that it will be holding a launch event on April 6th for the new vision of its Data Platform Group. This event is set to...

31 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/19/2021

Netgear Introduces RAXE500 - An AX11000-Class Wi-Fi 6E Tri-Band Router

Netgear has a bunch of new product announcements at CES 2021, and the most interesting of the lot is the RAXE500 - their first Wi-Fi 6E router with support...

16 by Ganesh T S on 1/11/2021

QNAP Launches QHora-301W: An Affordable Wi-Fi 6 Router with Dual 10GBASE-T Ports

QNAP is a well-known manufacturer of network-attached storage (NAS) units. Recently they have been testing the waters in allied areas such as switches and Wi-Fi expansion cards. As a...

33 by Ganesh T S on 12/1/2020

NVIDIA BlueField-2 DPUs Set to Ship In 2021, Roadmaps BlueField-3&4 By 2023

Continuing this morning’s run of GTC-related announcements, NVIDIA is offering yet another update on the state of their Data Processing Unit (DPU) project. An initiative inherited from Mellanox as...

12 by Ryan Smith on 10/5/2020

Netgear Updates Orbi Pro Lineup with Wi-Fi 6 AX6000 Tri-Band Model

Mesh networking kits / Wi-Fi systems have emerged as key revenue streams for networking equipment vendors in the consumer space. In mid-2017, Netgear brought over this strategy to the...

19 by Ganesh T S on 9/3/2020

Hot Chips 2020 Live Blog: Intel/Barefoot Tofino2 12.9 Tbps Switch (10:30am PT)

Hot Chips has gone virtual this year! Lots of talks on lots of products, including Tiger Lake, Xe, POWER10, Xbox Series X, TPUv3, and a special Raja Koduri Keynote...

2 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/18/2020

Netgear Launches WAX610 AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 Access Point for SMBs

Wi-Fi 6 deployment in the consumer market has achieved critical mass, with almost all modern smartphones and notebooks equipped with support for 802.11ax technology. As expected, we are starting...

11 by Ganesh T S on 8/4/2020

Supermicro SuperServer E302-9D Review: A Fanless 10G pfSense Powerhouse

Intel launched the Xeon D-2100 SoCs in early 2018, with a feature set making them a fit for several verticals including edge servers, networking, and storage. One of the...

35 by Ganesh T S on 7/28/2020

Marvell Unveils its Comprehensive Custom ASIC Offering

Last week Marvell had updated us with an overview of the company’s new more extensive and comprehensive custom ASIC offerings, detailing the company’s design abilities gained through the company's...

6 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/27/2020

At Last, a 2.5Gbps Consumer Network Switch: QNAP Releases QSW-1105-5T 5-Port Switch

After entirely too long of a delay, the wait for faster consumer-grade network switches appears to be coming to an end. This week QNAP launched its QSW-1105-5T switch, one...

98 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2020

Intel Acquires Rivet Networks: Killer Networking is all in for Team Blue

News hot off the wire is that Rivet Networks, the company behind the Killer range of accelerated networking products and analysis tools, is being acquired by Intel. The two...

66 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/20/2020

NVIDIA Closes Mellanox Acquisition, Adds High-Speed Networking to Tech Portfolio

Just over a year ago, NVIDIA announced its intentions to acquire Mellanox, a leading datacenter networking and interconnect provider. And, after going through some prolonged regulatory hurdles, including approval...

21 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2020

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