5G WiFi 2-Stream 802.11ac Transceiver

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Implements the 2-stream 802.11ac specification to enable speeds up to 867 Mb/s in PC and consumer digital TV products.
The single-chip dual-band transceiver integrates all the major functional blocks needed to implement a complete 802.11ac wireless sub-system, including radio, baseband and Media Access Control (MAC). This highly integrated solution provides the increased coverage and throughput performance required for high-quality video and media applications in the home and enterprise. Personal computers and digital TV/ media devices enabled with the BCM43526 will offer up to gigabit speeds over Wi-Fi networks.


  • 80 MHz bandwidth is 2 times wider than current 802.11n solutions
  • Dual-band operation compatible with Not Recommended for New Design 802.11n networks
  • 256-QAM, a higher modulation scheme that increases data transfer efficiency
  • 802.11ac-compliant transmit and receive beamforming for extended coverage for 802.11ac and Not Recommended for New Design devices
  • Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) Codes for increased rate at range
  • USB 2.0 host interface
  • Enhanced Bluetooth coexistence interface support for seamless BT + 5G WiFi operation


  • 802.11 Wireless LAN Solutions
  • Smart Devices

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Market Segment Wi-Fi for Service Provider Gateway


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