Interface & Connectivity

Overview

Description

The CL8040 is a high-performing, highly integrated Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) R2 single PCIe chip that delivers the best Wi-Fi network performance for its size by combining two Wi-Fi 6 radios into a single 11x11mm PCIe chip. The chip employs two concurrent dual-band Wi-Fi 6 radios with 4T4R architecture that can drive aggregated PHY/data link speeds up to 4.8Gbps. The two independent radios can function as an access point, client, AP/CLI, connectivity + dedicated spectrum intelligent engine.

CL8040 integrates dual MAC, dual PHY, analog and RFIC in a single package, including the required CPUs and memories to run more of the wireless LAN functions on-chip, eliminating the need for costly external memories. Interface to the host is over a dual-lane PCIe 3.0 interface.

The CL8040 is designed to support standard based features addressing security, quality of service and international regulation, as well as above-standard integrated value-add functionalities based on embedded and edge software technologies.

Features

  • Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) R2
  • Concurrent dual band, dual transceiver
  • 4.8Gbps aggregated PHY/data link speed
  • Single PCIe 3.0 (dual-lane) interface
  • Small 11x11 BGA package
  • DL/UL MU-OFDMA support
  • DL/UL MU-MIMO support
  • Beamforming support
  • Uplink scheduling
  • QAM 1024 (MCS 10, 11) modulation
  • 20, 40, 80, 160MHz support in 5GHz
  • 20 and 40MHz support in 2.4GHz
  • WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA3, TKIP, AES, WAPI
  • QoS-WMM, WMM-PS
  • IEEE 802.11e, h, i, k, r, v, w, z support
  • Advanced spectrum intelligence

Applications

  • Home Gateways
  • Multimedia Gateways
  • Enterprise Access Points
  • SMB Access Points
  • Routers
  • Extenders
  • Mesh Nodes
  • Bandwidth-Intense Connected IoT
  • Smart TVs
  • Industrial PLCs

Documentation

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Product Brief

Design & Development

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