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AMD created its own Wi-Fi module

Of course, the development of the RZ608 is secretly based on the MediaTek chip, but product support has been taken over by the company.

Back in the fall of last year, we wrote about it AMD and MediaTek are teaming up for Wi-Fi 6And the first result of this seems to have been born, as a Twitter user named Laczarus DiscoverThat the AYANEO handheld console will be shipped with the AMD RZ608 Wi-Fi 6E module to the initial project sponsors.

So AMD created its first proprietary Wi-Fi module, which, however, is not a complete development of the company, as the hardware is basically the same as the MediaTek MT7921K. Thanks to this, it supports IEEE 802.11 2×2 Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2, and it can be integrated into the motherboard or delivered to partners in the M.2 2230 format.


(Source: Twitter Lazarus)

The business background looks really simple, MediaTek simply supplies the hardware, while AMD takes care of everything else, from product support to sales. This benefits both companies, since MediaTek is primarily interested in selling devices, it is not particularly interesting that it will not be sold in the name of its own brand. Meanwhile, AMD has rapidly acquired hardware that it can offer in bundles with each of its mobile platforms, so that they can participate in custom manufacturing projects, product support can be fully integrated, plus they have a free hand in terms of software backend.