Quantenna Communications, Inc. is a leading developer of 802.11ac and 802.11ac and 802.11n semiconductor solutions for the next generation of ultra-reliable, Wi-Fi networks. The first company to introduce a commercially available, standards-based 802.11ac and 802.11n 4x4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) chipset, Quantenna is focused on enabling a new wave of wireless multimedia entertainment solutions that require extremely predictable performance, rock-solid reliability, and easy service deployment in order to support whole-home, full HD video distribution and networking services over standard Wi-Fi networks. The company's industry-leading 802.11ac and 802.11n MIMO technology offers carrier-grade features which are essential for distributing multiple HD video streams with wire-like quality throughout the home at full, 1080p resolution.
Quantenna's technology is targeted at devices such as wireless set-top boxes, residential gateways video bridges, and other devices that deliver highly reliable broadband multimedia video and data services over Wi-Fi anywhere in the home.
HD Video Wi-Fi Technology
Quantenna fully integrated 4x4 MIMO 802.11ac and 802.11n and 802.11ac Wi-Fi chipsets incorporate the full complement of next-generation features required for video and multimedia networking, including:
- 4x4 MIMO technology with support for up to four spatial streams that are capable of unequal modulation to optimize SNR
- Dynamic digital beamforming, low density parity check (LDPC), mesh networking, and channel monitoring and optimization. These features enable dramatically higher levels of Wi-Fi through put, quality, reliability and coverage for whole-home networking and HD video entertainment.
Highest Performance for Whole Home Video & Data Distribution
Quantenna's unique combination of technologies effectively achieves improvements including up to five times the coverage and as much as twice the throughput of existing, alternative solutions. Networks based on Quantenna's technology will deliver the same quality as wired Ethernet, and deliver unmatched wireless networking and multimedia entertainment by delivering up to four HD video streams at more than 200 Mbps data rates, over 300 feet, with near-zero packet error rate (PER) data transfers, regardless of signal impairments and other interferences in the home.
Quantenna was founded in 2006 by leading experts in the semiconductor, wireless and networking industries. The team’s shared vision is to create wireless semiconductor solutions that solve the whole home wireless networking challenge and how to reliably move HD video and data for multimedia entertainment ubiquitous Wi-Fi technology.
The company has received more than $90 million in funding from leading venture capital firms, Sequoia Capital, Venrock, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, Grazia Equity, and Telefónica Digital.
Quantenna has 100 employees with many being PhDs. The company is headquartered in Fremont, California with offices in Australia, China, and Taiwan.
Quantenna's chipsets have been integrated into products for service providers and retail applications from leading companies such as Airties, Amper, Cisco, Datasat Technologies, Gemtek, Motorola, Netgear, Sagecomm, Sigma Designs, Swisscom, Technicolor, Telefónica and others just to name a few. The company is engaged and had been deployed in field trials with over 30 different retail and carriers worldwide.
Quantenna products enable a new level of ultra-reliable, whole-home wireless networking, for the best possible consumer experience. Quantenna's 4x4 MIMO wireless solutions include:
- QHS600/610 Chipset: The world's first 4x4 MIMO solution. Applications include wireless video bridges for ultra-reliable Wi-Fi video delivery throughout the home. Operating in the IEEE 802.11a/n 5GHz frequency band, the QHS600 supports high PHY/data link speed with superior wireless data throughput at maximum range. With dynamic digital beamforming and other key features, the QHS600 delivers ultra-reliable HD-quality video to multiple rooms and devices simultaneously.
- QHS710 Chipset: The Quantenna QHS710 is the world's first chipset with 4x4 MIMO, dynamic digital beamforming, and support for 4 spatial streams with unequal modulation. The QHS710 chipset delivers up to 600 Mbps of bandwidth in a cost-optimized thirdgeneration solution that enables the development and deployment of retail products and carrier services for delivering IPTV and other Internet-based video streaming and data distribution services over an ultra-reliable, high-performance Wi-Fi connection.
- QAC2300 Chipset: The first 802.11ac gigabit-wireless solution for retail Wi-Fi routers and consumer electronics builds on Quantenna's 4x4 MIMO foundation to enable 2 Gbps wireless routers. It's the first gigabit-speed IEEE 802.11ac solution that includes 4x4 MIMO to enable best-in-class wireless broadband capabilities to bandwidth-intensive retail and consumer electronics applications including wireless routers, access points, and high-end consumer electronics devices. The QAC2300 two-chip solution includes a new 4x4 MIMO digital baseband chip that supports the latest 802.11ac specifications, combined with Quantenna's shipping radio frequency (RF) chip, that already supports 802.11ac.