Quantenna promises to boost WiFi signals with new chipsets

There's certainly no shortage of folks promising to give WiFi a boost, but upstart Quantenna looks to be one of the few that is actually close to getting something out the door. That comes in the form of what the company claims to be the "world's first" fully integrated 802.11n chipsets with both 4x4 MIMO and transmit (Tx) beamforming, which it says will help push WiFi signals to every corner of your home at throughput rates up to 1 Gbps. The chipsets also include other niftiness like Vector Mesh Networking, and they'll be available in both 2.4GHz, 5.0GHz, and dual-band versions, the latter of which does operate on both spectrum concurrently. While there's no word on any actual consumer products based on the chipsets just yet, Quantenna says it'll have samples available for "top-tier customers" later this year, with prices expected to hit $20 when they're produced in large amounts, or $40 for the dual-band chip.

[Via GigaOM]