MediaTek Inc., a manufacturer of semiconductors for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced that its Wi-Fi system-on-a-chip (SoC), the RT6856, has been incorporated into D-Link's latest Wi-Fi cloud routers. D-Link will be rolling out several new cloud routers this spring.
The MediaTek RT6856 Wi-Fi SoC contains a powerful 700 MHz MIPS 34KEc CPU core and dual PCI Express interfaces to enable two Wi-Fi streams for “dual band concurrent” home networks offering high quality data, voice and video applications. This powerful SoC allows consumers to create two wireless networks both running at full bandwidth speeds, thus providing a remarkable increase in total network capacity.
In addition to this, the MediaTek RT6856 also features two USB 2.0 interfaces for 3G/4G broadband connectivity, wireless printer sharing, or wireless storage applications; and SPI, I2C, I2S, and PCM interfaces for audio streaming and VoIP applications. Also, this chip includes the company's field proven hardware support for Network Address Translation (NAT) that makes its LAN to WAN routing performance five times faster than the conventional software-based products.
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