AsiaRF AW7916-NPD

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abgn+ac+ax (AX3000)
AsiaRF AW7916-NPD v1
Mini PCIe
Mini PCIe
none specified
MediaTek MT7916AN
MediaTek MT7976D

OUI: none specified

Antenna Connection
MIMO status
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11b/g/n/ax
up to 574 Mbps
up to 300 Mbps
up to 54 Mbps
up to 11 Mbps
Operating Frequency
2.4 GHz
Antenna Connection
MIMO status
Wireless Standards
IEEE 802.11a/n/ac/ax
up to 3603 Mbps
up to 1300 Mbps
up to 450 Mbps
up to 54 Mbps
Operating Frequency
5 GHz

Probable Linux driver
mt76 (WiP)
(see also passys)

Windows driver
possibly see MediaTek's website
MTK keeps changing their site around,
there's probably nothing there right now

(Est.) initial retail price (in USD) $39.9

For a list of all currently documented MediaTek chipsets with specifications, see MediaTek.

For a list of all currently documented AsiaRF device with specifications, see AsiaRF.

2402 Mbps - 2SS 5GHz 802.11ax (160MHz chan., 1024-QAM)
574 Mbps - 2SS 2.4GHz 802.11ax (40MHz chan., 256-QAM) = AX3000 class


AW7916-NPD is a WiFi6 3000 highly advanced Mini PCIe Module with G-band 2T2R + A-band 3T3R 2ss Dual Bands Dual Concurrents (DBDC) based on Mediatek MT7916AN.

The capabilities enabling up to 3Gbps performance, supports 3×3 with 2 Spatial Streams for either 5 or 6GHz at maximum 160MHz bandwidth and 2×2 with 2 spatial streams for 2.4GHz at maximum 40MHz bandwidth. The additional 3rd antenna can be used for zero-wait DFS and/or MRC (up to 1024-QAM) for extra downlink (Rx) performance. Integrating the FEM radio into the Mediatek Filogic 630 platform yields integration advantages of smaller size and lower BOM costs for device makers.

Advanced access point features include up to 24 users (OFDMA), support of MU-MIMO clients, 512 MAC entries, 16 MBSSID and support for all Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi 6 Release 2 features.

In addition, the chipset includes hardware-based Wi-Fi offload engine to alleviate the router AP from Wi-Fi connection-related processing, improving whole platform energy efficiency and performance. Filogic 630 can also be combined with Filogic 830 SoC platform for Tri-band Wi-Fi 6/6E solutions for Routers and Repeaters.

AW7916-NPD Block Diagram


   IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compliant
   Support 20/40MHz bandwidth in G-band, and 20/40/80/160MHz bandwidth in A-band
   G-band 2T2R + A-band 3T3R 2ss, dual-band dual concurrent (DBDC) with PHY rate up to 3000Mbps
   Support MU-MIMO TX/RX
   Support MU-OFDMA TX/RX
   Support STBC, LDPC, TX Beamformer and RX Beamformer
   Support greenfield, mixed mode, legacy modes
   Security support for WFA WPA/WPA2/WPA3 personal, WPS2.0
   QoS support of WFA WMM, WMM PS
   32-bit RISC MCU for Wi-Fi protocols and Wi-Fi offload
   Embedded SRAM/ROM
   UART interface with hardware flow control
   Programmable and multiplexed GPIO pins
   PCIe device fully compliant to PCIe v2.1 specification
   Integrate 4Kbit efuse to store device specific information and calibration data

Specification: Standards Wireless: G-band 2T2R + A-band 3T3R 2ss, dual-band dual concurrent (DBDC) with PHY rate up to 3000Mbps Data Rate IEEE 802.11ax 3000Mbps@TX/RX Output Power 11b: 23dbm+/- 1.5dbm @ 11Mbps 11g: 21dbm+/- 1.5dbm @ 54Mbps 11g/n: 21dBm +/- 1.5dbm @MCS7,HE20,16.5dBm@MCS7,HE4011a: 20dBm +/- 1.5dbm @ 54Mbps 11a/n: 20dBm+/- 1.5dbm @MCS7,HE20,16.5dBm@MCS7,HE4011ac HE20: 20+/-1.5dBm@MCS8 11ac HE40: 17+/-1.5dBm@MCS9 11ac HE80: 14.5+/-1.5dBm@MCS911ax HE20: 20+/-1.5dBm@MCS911ax HE40: 17+/-1.5dBm@MCS9

11ax HE80: 13.5+/-1.5dBm@MCS11

11ax HE160: 13.5+/-1.5dBm@MCS11 Receiver Sensitivity 11b: -99dBm@11Mbps 11g: -95dBm@54Mbps 11g/n: -90dBm@HT20,MCS7, -86dBm@HT40,MCS7 11a: -90Bm@54Mbps 11a/n: -85dBm@HT20,MCS7, -81dBm@HT40,MCS711ac: -90dBm+/-2dBm @VHT20 MCS8 11ac: -85dBm+/-2dBm @VHT40 MCS9 11ac: -68dBm+/-2dBm @VHT80 MCS911ax: -61dBm+/-2dBm @HE20 MCS11 11ax: -58dBm+/-2dBm @HE40 MCS11 11ax: -55dBm+/-2dBm @HE80 MCS11 Antenna External Antenna connector (IPEX) x2 Frequency Range US, Canada 2.412GHz~2.462 GHz (CH1~CH11) EU, Japan: 2.412GHz~2.472GHz (CH1~CH13)5.15GHz ~5.875GHz Software Security: 64/128-bit WEP Encryption, WPA, WPA2 Driver: Linux Operating Voltage DC 3.3V ± 5% Temperature Operating: 0°C ~ +70°C Storage : -20°C ~ +90°C Humidity Operating Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing

Storage Humidity: 10%~90% non-condensing Dimension 50.95(H) x 30(W)mm

Power consumption maximum is 8W, average is 5W. Main board Power Supply design please provide 3.3V 3.5A, minimum 3.3V 3A.

11ax related reading:

Introduction to 802.11ax High-Efficiency Wireless – NI

IEEE 802.11ax – Wikipedia