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Qualcomm new Snapdragon Auto Connectivity platform brings Wi-Fi 7 to vehicles

by on20 February 2024

In addition to 5G, the latest Bluetooth, C-V2X, and positioning

Qualcomm has announced the newest addition to its Snapdragon Auto Connectivity Platform, the Qualcomm QCA6797AQ, which is the industry’s first Automotive Grade Wi-Fi 7 Access Point solution.

The complete Snapdragon Automotive Connectivity platform adds a complete portfolio of connectivity solutions to vehicles, including Cellular 5G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, C-V2X, and precise positioning technologies, and with the new Qualcomm QCA6797AQ, it now gets Wi-Fi 7 capabilities.

The Wi-Fi 7 brings several key features, including High Band Simultaneous (HBS), Multi-link Multi-Radio (MLMR), 320 MHz channel bandwidth, 4K Quadrature Amplitude Modulation (QAM), and Adaptive Puncturing. Thanks to HBS, it brings improved link reliability and lower latency, and by operating simultaneously on 5GHz and 6GHz channels, Wi-Fi 7 continuously selects the best available channel for communicating to each device in the vehicle. Thanks to 320 MHz channel bandwidth and 4K QAM, it comes with increased capacity as well as peak throughputs of up to 5.8Gbps.

Qualcomm has big names on its customer list and, back in September last year, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and BMW were added to that list. Qualcomm will be showing off the new Snapdragon Auto Connectivity Platform at the Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona later this month.


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