An opensource Wi-Fi chip, What, Why and How?

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  • Speaker(s): Xianjun Jiao
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Openwifi project (, as the 1st Linux compatible soft-mac Wi-Fi chip/FPGA design, was published on github at the end of 2019. The actual internal development can be traced back to 2017 in the EU H2020 ORCA project ( In this talk we’d like to share the experiences and thoughts gained in the last 7 years and open the discussion of moving forward. The main contents are: What is a Wi-Fi chip and its design/manufacture flow; What are the complexities of a modern Wi-Fi chip; Why an open-source Wi-Fi chip is wanted; Status of the openwifi project; How to make a real open-source Wi-fi chip: what is still missing?


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