Intel has announced two hardware products that it hopes will form the backbone for tomorrow’s connected home devices.
Announced at Computex 2016, the AnyWAN GRX 750 SoC (system-on-a-chip) and XWAY WAV500 wifi chipset will provide the foundation needed to support the increasing number of connected devices and internet-based cloud services, according to the chipmaker.
The GRX750 SoC is based on Intel’s Atom architecture, and will enable connectivity to media-centric devices such as smart TVs and other entertainment devices, while ensuring connection security.
In welcome news for telco providers that supply their own home gateway hardware, the chip will allow multiple internet connectivity methods on-chip, such as optical fibre, DSL, G.fast, and 4G/5G.
The XWAY WAV500 marks Intel’s 5th generation of wireless AC, multi-user multi-in multi-out (MU-MIMO) connectivity, enabling high-speed connectivity for up to 100 clients.
Intel expects this wifi chipset to be implemented in devices that will support the increase in high-definition and 4K video streaming.
The chipmaker also announced more than 12 home gateway designs with a myriad of manufacturers, including Arris, ASUS, AVM, Belkin, Foxconn, Haier, Hitron, Humax, Mitrastar, Netcore, Netgear, NewOne, VTech and Zyxel.