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#1 2017-Jun-15 09:39:52

flowarp
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Roadmap

Hello

I realise this may be sensitive information but are you able to give some information regarding the future of the WARP 802.11 Reference Design. Specifically we would be interested to know:

- Do you intend to support the higher 802.11n modes above MCS 7, 65mbps.
- The PHY implies some basic 802.11ac support, will this be extended?
- Is there any chance of MIMO or Beamforming in future releases - This is of importance to our project
- Any other elaboration regarding the future of the project.

Thanks in advance

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#2 2017-Jun-16 10:15:30

chunter
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Re: Roadmap

Hi,

We just released 802.11 Reference Design v1.7 for WARP v3. Most of the changes in v1.7 are in the C code, including many "under the hood" improvements to the MAC frameworks. This release also lays the groundwork for future ports of the 802.11 design for third-party hardware and the Xilinx Vivado tools (this is something we're working on in parallel and we plan to post more updates soon).

Regarding your specific questions,

flowarp wrote:

- Do you intend to support the higher 802.11n modes above MCS 7, 65mbps.
- Is there any chance of MIMO or Beamforming in future releases - This is of importance to our project

Support for the two spatial stream MCS values (8-15) is on our immediate roadmap. I expect this to be the next major PHY feature we release. We don't have any specific plans for beamforming at this time, but it remains on the more distant to-do list.

flowarp wrote:

- The PHY implies some basic 802.11ac support, will this be extended?

The PHY currently can distinguish between DSSS (b), NONHT (g/a), HTMF (n), and VHT (ac) waveforms, but can only decode the first three. We intend to extend the design to support 802.11ac, but there are a few MAC things we need to add like aggregation before we can do that. This is on our roadmap.

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#3 2018-Mar-25 08:07:53

wg88719
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Re: Roadmap

chunter wrote:

Hi,

This release also lays the groundwork for future ports of the 802.11 design for third-party hardware and the Xilinx Vivado tools (this is something we're working on in parallel and we plan to post more updates soon).

Is there any progress on this part?

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#4 2018-Mar-26 09:27:48

murphpo
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Re: Roadmap

Is there any progress on this part?

The Vivado version of the 802.11 Ref Design works currently targeting hardware with Zynq + AD9361. We're currently working with a few customers on a pre-release version. We'll post updates to Mango's page (mangocomm.com) when the design is ready for general use. Please contact us (info@mangocomm.com) for more info.

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#5 2018-Sep-03 22:23:01

Reading_Echo
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Re: Roadmap

Hi, is there any progress now? I intend to use 802.11 Ref Design with ZYNQ too.

murphpo wrote:

Is there any progress on this part?

The Vivado version of the 802.11 Ref Design works currently targeting hardware with Zynq + AD9361. We're currently working with a few customers on a pre-release version. We'll post updates to Mango's page (mangocomm.com) when the design is ready for general use. Please contact us (info@mangocomm.com) for more info.

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#6 2018-Sep-04 09:57:41

chunter
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Re: Roadmap

Yes, we are currently working with a few customers on a pre-release version as a soft launch. Details of the design are posted here. Customers interested in the design should contact us for licensing costs and options.

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