CES 2014: Quantenna, Asus announce chipset deal for home router

At the CES 2014, Quantenna Communications and Asus announced that Quantenna’s QSR1000 4×4 Multi-User Multiple Input Multiple Output (MU-MIMO) chipset will power the Asus RT-AC87U, the world’s fastest 802.11ac home router.

The RT-AC87U employs Quantenna’s 4×4 MU-MIMO chipset to deliver better data throughput speed for the 5 GHz band (1.7 Gbps).

Quantenna’s digital beamforming will ensure whole home coverage when streaming rich multimedia, giving consumers the best Wi-Fi experience available.

Quantenna, Asus announce chipset deal for home router

As the only wave 2, 802.11ac router in the market, Quantenna’s QSR1000 solution makes the RT-AC87U the only home router that can handle the future connected home bandwidth requirements, future proofing the consumer’s investment.

Tenlong Deng, associate vice president of Networking & Wireless Devices Business Unit for Asus, said: “As wireless devices in the home continue to increase and consumers’ reliance on keeping connected at all times to live their daily lives is the norm, the importance people are putting on a great Wi-Fi experience is vastly elevated. That’s why we are so pleased to create this latest flagship router product with Quantenna.”

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