High Performance 2x2 802.11ac Wave 2 5GHz Single Chip Optimized for Dense Environments

The CL2420 is a future-ready, powerful, highly integrated, 2x2 802.11ac wave 2 single chip implementing full 802.11ac Wave 2 functionality including MU-MIMO, 160MHz channel support, beamforming and 2 Spatial Streams. The CL2420 integrates both a CPU and memory to run more of the wireless LAN functions on-chip, delivering a strong host offloading solution with no need for costly external memories. Employing new MAC and PHY improvements to perfect throughput in dense environments, the CL2420 significantly raises the bar on Wi-Fi performance. range and reliability.
The CL2420 integrates above standard value-add functionalities based on Celeno’s embedded and edge software technologies. These include:

  • Argus in-silicon RF and DSP-based spectrum analyzer and intelligence engine that seamlessly scans spectrum without interrupting service and without the need for additional RBOM costs
  • Smart Antenna Steering (SAS) to enhance performance and coverage in different environments and at different ranges, both horizontally and vertically
  • OptimizAIR™ technology enabling provisioning, enforcement and dynamic allocation of Wi-Fi resources per multiple virtual network (SSID), per service, per device and per traffic direction all serve by the same Wi-Fi access point
  • ControlAIR™ smart multi-AP Wi-Fi controller software enabling harmonious and synchronized co-existence among multiple AP deployments


  • IPTV and Cable Home Gateway Data & Video Distribution
  • Carrier-Grade Unified Home Gateway
  • Carrier-Grade Home Networking
  • Multi-Room DVR
  • Wi-Fi enabled Set-Top Boxes and Hybrid DVB-S/C/T
  • Wireless TV for Over the Top Content
  • Enterprise Access Points


  • Single chip solution with integrated RF, Baseband and MAC
  • IEEE 802.11ac wave 2 2T2R MU-MIMO
  • Explicit and Implicit beamforming for increased coverage
  • IEEE 802.11a/n compliant
  • Cost effective PCIe bus and architecture
  • Built-in powerful CPU, memories and accelerators for maximum host offloading
  • 20MHz/40MHz/80MHz/160MHz Bandwidth
  • QAM 256 (MCS 8, 9) modulation
  • Real-time Rx and Tx antenna diversity
  • LDPC Tx and Rx on both 802.11ac and 802.11n
  • STBC Tx and Rx
  • Short guard interval (Short GI)
  • Frame Aggregation and block ACK
  • WEP 64/128, WPA, WPA2, TKIP, AES, WAPI
  • IEEE 802.11e, h, i, k, r, v, w, z support
  • Multiple BSSID support
  • PCI Express v2.0 (backwards compatible with v1.1)
  • Enhanced Radar Detection for long and short pulse radar
  • Advanced Spectrum Intelligence
  • Support wake event signaling in Wake-On-WLAN applications