WIFI 6E 路由器

Wi-Fi 6E wireless router hardware chip speculation released this year

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What is WiFi 6E? It is to support the 6GHz band, there are more channels available, there are more 80MHz and 160MHz available, other advantages for the time being I can not think of.

WIFI 6E 路由器

Nighthawk® RAXE500 AXE11000 Tri-Band WiFi RouterRAXE500

It is an AXE11000 tri-band route, 2.4G+5G+6GHz, all three bands are 4x4mimo, 12 spatial streams in total. 2.4G rate 1147Mbps, 5G rate 4804Mbps, 6GHz rate 4804Mbps, a total of 10.8Gbps, so it is AXE11000 wireless specifications.

As for the interface, we know from the picture above that it supports WAN and LAN aggregation, LAN and LAN aggregation, there is a 2.5GbE network port that can do LAN as well as WAN, and two USB 3.0 ports.

RAXE500 芯片

CPU is quad-core 1.8GHz, BCM4908 of Broadcom.

As for the wireless chip is two old BCM43684, plus a support for 6GHz BCM4368 upgrade, strengthen the version, assuming the model is BCM43684xx (similar to BCM4709A0, C0 this kind of relationship).

At present, Broadcom supports 4x4mimo 160MHz 6GHz wireless chip has two models, one is BCM43684xx, the second is BCM43694xx, the former is the civilian level, the latter is the enterprise level.

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Asus GT-AXE11000

The hardware configuration of this one is similar to that of the Netgear RAXE500.

GT-AXE11000 01

Linksys Velop AXE8400

The wireless specification of this velop is AXE8400, which is a little smaller rate than the AXE11000 in front of it. But it has a 5GbE network port, as follows.

Velop AXE8400 02

I don’t know if I can freely switch to 5GbE LAN to use it, or if I can use 5GbE to connect to a 10GbE switch to set up a mesh network. LINKSYS has not been able to see the 2.5GbE port, probably because it is only a transition and compatibility issues, so wait for the opportunity to jump directly from the 5GbE port. Guess!

The CPU is part of the Qualcomm Networking Pro 1210 Platform series as seen in the product description, as follows.

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Qualcomm Networking Pro 1210 Platform

Then the CPU belongs to: CPU Clock Speed: 2.2 GHz CPU Cores: 4x ARM Cortex A53

Quad-core 2.2GHz, “1210” means support up to 12 spatial streams, CPU model is estimated to be IPQ8072A, the same as MX5300.

Parameters:

Wi-Fi Standards: Wi-Fi 6E, Wi-Fi 6, 802.11ac Wave 2, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz

Spatial Streams: Up to 12

Peak Speed: 8.4 Gbps
Wi-Fi Features: 4k QAM, Advanced QoS, MU-MIMO, Uplink scheduling, TxBF, Qualcomm® Wi-Fi SON

The highest rate is supported up to 8.4Gbps with 4096-QAM support.

How did 8.4Gbps come about?

2.4GHz: 1147Mbps (4x4mimo), 5GHz 2402Mbps (4x4mimo 80MHz), 6GHz 4804Mbps (4x4mimo 160MHz).

The wireless chips are QCN5024+QCN5054+QCN9074 respectively. guessed

QCN9074 has a high band capacity, supporting 37 OFDMA users and 512 band capacity. Qualcomm’s feature is high band capacity.

 

TP-Link Archer AX96

Archer AX96 01Routing parameters.

Archer AX96
AX7800 Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi 6E Router
Ultra-Fast Tri-Band WiFi Up to 7.8 Gbps – 2402 Mbps (6 GHz) + 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) + 574 Mbps (2.4 GHz)
Premium Multi-Gig Wired Network – 1× 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port + 1× Gigabit WAN/LAN port + 4× Gigabit LAN ports
WiFi 6E Standard – Expand to the clearer, broader 6 GHz band for unstoppable transmissions
Powerful Quad-Core Processing – Equipped with a 1.7 GHz Quad-Core CPU to handle huge throughput and eradicate latency
HomeShield Security – Provides comprehensive network protection, robust parental controls, and real-time IoT protection

The wireless specifications of Archer AX96 is AXE7800, 2.4GHz rate 574Mbps (2x2mimo), 5GHz rate 4804Mbps (4x4mimo 160MHz), 6GHz rate 2402Mbps (2x2mimo 160MHz), a total of 8 spatial streams.

Configured with a quad-core 1.7GHz CPU, or called SOC, 1.7G is similar to the BCM6755, presumably belonging to the BCM675x series, model number unknown. Integrated dual-band 2x2mmo, and support for 6GHz, and support for 160MHz, yes, Broadcom finally has 2x2mimo 160MHz.

So the chip configuration of this one is BCM675X (CPU integrated with 2.4GHz and 6GHz) + BCM43684 (5GHz).

There is a 2.5GbE network port, which can do WAN or LAN, and 4 gigabit ports, which may be external to the gigabit switch chip.

 

TP-Link Archer AX206

AX206

The parameters of the Archer AX206 are as follows.

  • AX11000 Tri-Band 10G WiFi 6E Router
  • Fastest Tri-Band Gigabit WiFi Up to 10 Gbps – 4804 Mbps (6 GHz) + 4804 Mbps (5 GHz) + 1148 Mbps (2.4 GHz)
  • Premium 10 Gbps Wired Network – 1× 10 Gbps SFP+ WAN/LAN port + 1× 10 Gbps WAN/LAN  port + 1× 2.5 Gbps WAN/LAN port + 4× Gigabit LAN ports
  • WiFi 6E Standard with DL/UL MU-MIMO – Expand to the clearer, broader 6 GHz band with the advanced simultaneous transmission of DL/UL MU-MIMO
  • Unrivaled 2 GHz Processing Power – Equipped with a 2 GHz Quad-Core CPU to handle huge throughput and eradicate latency
  • HomeShield Security – Provides comprehensive network protection, robust parental controls, and real-time IoT protection

One 10GbE electrical port, one 10GbE optical port, one 2500GbE electrical port and four Gigabit ports, similar to the ASUS AX89X, with an additional 2.5GbE network port.

One USB-C 3.0, one USB-A 3.0.

wireless, AXE11000 specifications, necessarily 2.4G, 5G, 6G are 4x4mimo, 5G and 6G are supported 160MHz.

CPU, quad-core 2.0GHz…. Well 。。。。 Search for this one on the bar. The keyword is “2ghz broadcom”, the search result comes up with a series: BCM5871X, it includes two models BCM58712 and BCM58713, which is a quad-core 2.0GHz A57…. So strong…. Can’t be, right?

But the specific parameters of this chip and this AX206 is a good match for ah:.

Quad-core ARM Cortex®-A57 64-bit 2GHz ARMv8-A CPU architecture
Hardware virtualization support
Integrated server-class NIC and FlexSPARX™ v2 accelerator for packet processing
2x 10GE + 2x 2.5GE (25G total), RGMII management, and IEEE 1588v2 timing
TruFlow™ integrated flow processing engine
64/72-bit DDR3/DDR3L/ DDR-4 2133/2400 memory interface with optional ECC
8 Lanes of PCIe supporting different lane widths and RC and EP functionality
Advanced power management modes (WoL, WoWLAN, WoActivity)
Yocto-compliant LDK with pre-integrated Switch SDK & WLAN drivers
Support for open source projects and development models (KVM, OpenStack, Open vSwitch, OpenDaylight, DPDK, and ODP™)

2x 10GE + 2x 2.5GE This is a good match.

Can be applied to: “Routers”

Carrier and Service Provider Servers (switching)
Line Cards
Managed Switches
NAS
Residential Broadband Gateways
Routers

BCM5871X CPU illustration.

BCM5871X CPU结构图

If the CPU is Broadcom, the wireless chip model is naturally three BCM43684 series (two old BCM43684, a new BCM43684xx)

CPU may also be an enhanced version of the BCM4908. Maybe!

So it seems that this AX206 than the Netgear RAXE500 and Asus GT-AXE11000 more powerful and more worthy of anticipation.

 

TP-Link Deco X96

Deco X96 01

AX7800 Tri-Band Wi-Fi: Boosts overall speeds up to an incredible 7800 Mbps
AI-Driven Mesh: Intelligently learns the network environment to provide ideal WiFi unique to your home
Smart Antennas: Establish a stronger backhaul to boost coverage and improve wireless connections
Works on the 6 GHz Band: A newly-opened frequency brings more bandwidth and faster speeds
Connect More Devices: Connect up to 200 devices without dragging down performance
Boosted Seamless Coverage: Achieve seamless whole home coverage with a clearer and stronger whole home WiFi signal generated by WiFi
TP-Link HomeShield: Keeps your home network safe with cutting-edge features for network and IoT protection
Setup Made Easier Than Ever: The Deco app walks you through setup step-by-step

The wireless specification of Deco X96 is AXE7800, and the rates of the three bands are: 2.4GHz rate 574Mbps (2x2mimo 40MHz), 5GHz rate 4804Mbps (4x4mimo 160MHz), and 6GHz rate 2402Mbps (2x2mimo 160MHz).

There is one 2.5GbE port and two Gigabit ports.

The chip solution is estimated to be the same as the one used in the previous Archer AX96: BCM675X (with integrated 2.4GHz and 6GHz) + BCM43684 (6GHz).

If you don’t understand WiFi 6E yet, you can see this picture below.

6GHz Band

 

Which one are you most looking forward to?

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