Wi-Fi 7: the next wave in wireless revolution

Janet Kang, Taipei; Vyra Wu, DIGITIMES Asia 0

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In the ever-evolving realm of technology, AI is the beacon illuminating the path toward unprecedented advancements. According to Keysight, a leading provider of cutting-edge measurement instruments and software services, the convergence of AI, quantum technology, and the fusion of virtual and real-world scenarios into the metaverse is set to redefine the technological landscape. Notably, the advent of 6G in 2024 promises to catalyze a fresh wave of breakthroughs, propelling wireless communication into uncharted territories.

Keysight's analysis underscores the pivotal role of AI in shaping the trajectory of 6G networks. As the transition from Non-Standalone to Standalone networks accelerates, 6G emerges as the linchpin of the wireless communication industry's evolution. Global spectrum coordination for 6G radar is poised to ensure seamless communication worldwide, fostering economies of scale for operators while streamlining frequency band support.

As a nod to burgeoning trends, inquiries about Wi-Fi 7 have surged recently, signaling a burgeoning interest in the next-generation wireless communication technology poised to make waves in 2024.

Wi-Fi 7, hailed as the harbinger of enhanced transmission efficiency, represents a quantum leap from its predecessors. However, the path to seamless integration poses challenges. Addressing these concerns, Keysight unveils the E7515W UXM wireless connectivity test platform, offering a streamlined solution for Wi-Fi 7 testing. With support for concurrent 5G and Wi-Fi 7 testing, this innovation promises to expedite test configurations and facilitate smoother deployments.

Beyond wireless communication, AI's influence permeates the landscape of technological innovation. From optimizing 6G networks to revolutionizing EDA, AI is emerging as the cornerstone of future development. Anticipating a surge in adoption from 2024 to 2025, industry leaders foresee a paradigm shift in component modeling technologies, underpinned by silicon and III-V semiconductor processes.

Meanwhile, the emergence of Quantum as a Service (QaaS) marks a pivotal moment in quantum technology's democratization. With reduced costs and streamlined access, enterprises are poised to embrace quantum technology at an unprecedented scale. Remote cloud access to quantum processors and component characterization testing platforms herald a new era of quantum experimentation, driving innovation across diverse sectors.

As the technological landscape evolves, the symbiotic relationship between AI, quantum technology, and wireless communication paves the way for a future defined by innovation and transformation. The boundaries of possibility are pushed even further with each milestone, heralding a new dawn of technological progress.