Marvell Avastar 88W8797 Mobile MIMO Wi-Fi System-on-Chip

Marvell introduced the Avastar 88W8797 802.11n 2×2 dual-band Wi-Fi System-on-Chip (SoC). The Avastar 88W8797 features Wi-Fi Tx beamforming technology, Bluetooth 4.0 low energy capabilities, FM Tx/Rx, and supports high data rates. The Avastar 88W8797 is a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) combination radio with advanced power management designed for handheld products like smartphones and tablets.

Avastar 88W8797 Features

  • Multiple input multiple output (MIMO) combination radio
  • MIMO technology for mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones
  • Wi-Fi Tx beamforming technology
  • Bluetooth 4.0 low energy capabilities
  • FM Tx/Rx
  • Supports high data rates
  • Second transceiver in a true MIMO configuration
  • Wi-Fi data rates up to 300Mbps
  • Doubles the performance available on today’s mobile products
  • Enables new, high-bandwidth media applications regardless of the device’s spatial orientation
  • Flexible placement of two antennas on the device
  • Enables more expansive network range when compared with existing 11n 2×2 products
  • Communicates with a new breed of mobile devices like body sensors for personal health monitoring and remote controls for home automation and other applications
  • Also ideal for products that require MIMO Wi-Fi performance such as home media servers, notebook computers, set-top-boxes, and digital televisions

More information: Marvell Semiconductor