NETGEAR’s Nighthawk X4 Soars with Quantenna Wi-Fi

08 September 2014

Quantenna’s 4x4 802.11ac Technology Delivers Whole-Home Coverage, Flawless HD Video Streaming, and Lag-free Gaming

Quantenna Communications, Inc. the leader in ultra-high performance Wi-Fi, today announced that NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR) is using Quantenna’s award-winning QSR1000 802.11ac Wave 2 chipset to drive its new Nighthawk X4 Smart WiFi Router to new heights of gaming and video performance.

Quantenna’s groundbreaking architecture enables speeds up to 1.7Gbps* on the 5GHz band, using Wave 2 4x4 MIMO and universal beamforming to deliver long range performance even in challenging home or office environments.

“Whether they’re gaming with friends or hosting movie night with their family, our customers demand the best from their Wi-Fi experience,” said Sandeep Harpalani, director of product marketing at NETGEAR. “With the Nighthawk X4, they can sit back, relax and enjoy their favorite entertainment streaming on their TVs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, and get the ultimate gaming experience without any worries about buffering or lag. It’s a whole new way to experience wireless in the home.”

The dual-band Nighthawk X4 uses four external antennas, powerful amplifiers and universal beamforming to maximize range and performance to any device, including 802.11a/b/g/n devices.

“We’re pleased to partner once again with NETGEAR on a router that delivers ultra-high performance Wi-Fi for gaming and streaming,” said Joseph Yarak, director of marketing at Quantenna. “Today’s households depend heavily on Wi-Fi to deliver a lag-free gaming experience and to stream on-demand TV shows, music, and HD movies to an ever increasing number of clients. Soon they’ll be streaming video in 4K Ultra-HD. With Quantenna’s Wi-Fi technology, the Nighthawk X4 delivers the Wi-Fi performance to ensure coverage throughout the whole home for all types of applications.”

Up to 1733 Mbps wireless speeds achievable when connecting to other 802.11ac devices. Actual data throughput and wireless coverage will vary. Network conditions and environmental factors, including volume of network traffic, building materials and construction, and network overhead, lower actual data throughput rate and wireless coverage.



About Quantenna Communications, Inc. Named to the Wall Street Journal’s “Next Big Thing” list, Quantenna is a leading developer of 802.11ac and 802.11n MIMO silicon that delivers the highest levels of performance, speed and reliability for wireless networks and devices. Headquartered in Fremont, California, Quantenna has assembled a management and engineering team with a long track record of start-up success, and is backed by some of Silicon Valley’s most esteemed venture capital firms, including Sequoia Capital, RUSNANO, Venrock, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross Venture Partners, DAG Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, Grazia Equity, Bright Capital, and Telefónica Digital.

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NETGEAR (NASDAQGM: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. For consumers, the company makes high performance, dependable and easy to use home networking, storage and digital media products to connect people with the Internet and their content and devices. For businesses, NETGEAR provides networking, storage and security solutions without the cost and complexity of big IT. The company also supplies top service providers with retail-proven, mobile broadband solutions for their customers on the go. NETGEAR products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless, Ethernet and Powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 44,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 37,000 value-added resellers. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in over 25 countries. NETGEAR is an ENERGY STAR® partner.

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