WiFi chipset provider Celeno Communications has unveiled a cable gateway reference design developed with STMicroelectronics that integrates Celeno’s CL2440 standards-based 4×4 802.11ac Wave 2 is fully integrated with ST’s STiD325 (Barcelona) DOCSIS 3.1 chip.
According to Celeno, the product is designed to help cable operators deliver multi-Gbps services at home with super-fast WiFi and Quality of Service capabilities.
According to the company the technology offers four times higher speeds than the previous generation by supporting four simultaneous streams, three concurrent Multi-User devices, and 80MHz and 160MHz WiFi channels.
The platform includes Celeno’s new ControlAIR multi-AP management software, which it says orchestrates multiple APs to increase throughput by adding smart cluster connectivity and dynamic Radio Resource Management, addressing a general move towards a ‘small cell’ Wi-Fi network or ‘Sprinklers’ architecture.
“The ST DOCSIS 3.1 Platform together with the Celeno 4×4 802.11ac Wave 2 radio creates a high-performance Cable Gateway solution that provides fast and robust Wi-Fi services in the home, Integrating Celeno’s ControlAIR multi-AP cluster management software will allow cable operators to successfully add Wi-Fi companion devices in the home and offer optimized speeds and coverage to their subscribers,” said Lior Weiss, VP, marketing at Celeno.
“Integrating the Celeno solution with ST’s Barcelona DOCSIS 3.1 chip allows MSOs to benefit from the multi-gigabit wireless bandwidth for a greater comfort of usage at home,” said Thomas Meyer, manager of the headless product line, consumer product division at STMicroelectronics. “We believe this reference platform will provide a great advantage to our customers in their ongoing cable-gateway designs.”