Enabling Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) along with SoC provider migration

The recent explosion of connected devices required an exponential increase in performance which could only be achieved by implementing new standards. WiFi 5, aka 802.11ac, was the next step along the evolutionary path of Wi-Fi, tripling the performance of its predecessor and taking us beyond 1 Gbps.

A leading U.S. based networking hardware provider that specializes in the delivery of secure wireless communications (Wi-Fi) for consumers, retailers, commercial & service providers was looking for migrating to new SoC vendor along with WiFi 5 implementation.

Softnautics delivered truly high performance and cost-effective unified software solution handling all the complexity involved in chipset migration and new specification implementation. We helped the client to fast track the delivery of its next-gen products to the market to stay ahead of curve o gain business advantage.

Business Benefits

The main challenge for the client was to migrate their existing chip based products to the latest versions of chipsets from different vendor. They also wanted an Interoperable & backward compatible seamless roaming solution with higher throughput for dense environm ents. In addition, it required support to achieve DFS, CE & Wi Fi certifications for their existing and new products.

Solution Provided

Semiconductor

Ported & enhanced client’s L2/L3 roaming algorithms for newer products adhe ring to Wi Fi 5 or technically known as 802.11ac

Semiconductor

Developed algorithm to achieve band steering and load balancing for smooth high density deployments

Semiconductor

Deliver high quality Wi Fi networks through a comprehensive test approach using IxVeriWave

Semiconductor

Developed end to end software solution for client’s new Broadcom BCM43xx chipset

Semiconductor

Performance validation & bug fixing

Semiconductor

MAC based data filtering

Semiconductor

Support for DFS & CE compliance

Semiconductor

Support and Sustenance for existing products

Business Benefits

RF Heatmap for enhanced visibility & optimal wireless

0.01% drop rate to achieve seamless roaming

1.8 Gbps throughput achieved

Tools and Technologies

Chipset

Broadcom and Atheros
(Qualcomm) chipset based
802.11ac access points

SDK

OpenWrt and
proprietary SDK

Code Coverage

Coverity

Performance

Iperf, WireShark,
IxVeriWave,
IxChariot

Radar pattern
generator

Authenticator

RADIUS

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