Modulation and Coding Scheme - MCS Index Table

The following table provides a summary of the modulation and coding scheme for payload characteristics in 802.11n.

MCS Index

Number of spatial streams

Modulation (Stream 1/  2/  3/  4  )

Coding rate

NBPSCS(iSS)

 

NES

NSD

NCBPS

NDBPS

 

Data Rate  (in Mbps)

(GI = 800ns)

Data Rate (in Mbps)

(GI = 400ns)

20MHz

40MHz

20MHz

40MHz

20MHz

40MHz

 

 

 20MHz

40MHz

20MHz

40MHz

0

1

BPSK

1/2

1

1

1

52

108

52

108

 

 

6.5

13.5

7.2

15.0

1

1

QPSK

1/2

2

1

1

52

108

104

216

 

 

13.0

27.0

14.4

30.0

2

1

QPSK

3/4

2

1

1

52

108

104

216

 

 

19.5

40.5

21.7

45.0

3

1

16-QAM

1/2

4

1

1

52

108

208

432

 

 

26.0

54.0

28.9

60.0

4

1

16-QAM

3/4

4

1

1

52

108

208

432

 

 

39.0

81.0

43.3

90.0

5

1

64-QAM

2/3

6

1

1

52

108

312

648

 

 

52.0

108.0

57.8

120.0

6

1

64-QAM

3/4

6

1

1

52

108

312

648

 

 

58.5

121.5

65.0

135.0

7

1

64-QAM

5/6

6

1

1

52

108

312

648

 

 

65.0

135.0

72.2

150.0

8

2

BPSK

1/2

1

1

1

52

108

104

216

 

 

13.0

27.0

14.4

30.0

9

2

QPSK

1/2

2

1

1

52

108

208

432

 

 

26.0

54.0

28.9

60.0

10

2

QPSK

3/4

2

1

1

52

108

208

432

 

 

39.0

81.0

43.3

90.0

11

2

16-QAM

1/2

4

1

1

52

108

416

864

 

 

52.0

108.0

57.8

120.0

12

2

16-QAM

3/4

4

1

1

52

108

416

864

 

 

78.0

162.0

86.7

180.0

13

2

64-QAM

2/3

6

1

1

52

108

624

1296

 

 

104.0

216.0

115.6

240.0

14

2

64-QAM

3/4

6

1

1

52

108

624

1296

 

 

117.0

243.0

130.3

270.0

15

2

64-QAM

5/6

6

1

1

52

108

624

1296

 

 

130.0

270.0

144.4

300.0

16

3

BPSK

1/2

1

1

1

52

108

156

324

 

 

19.5

40.5

21.7

45.0

17

3

QPSK

1/2

2

1

1

52

108

312

648

 

 

39.0

81.0

43.3

90.0

18

3

QPSK

3/4

2

1

1

52

108

312

648

 

 

58.5

121.5

65.0

135.0

19

3

16-QAM

1/2

4

1

1

52

108

624

1296

 

 

78.0

162.0

86.7

180.0

20

3

16-QAM

3/4

4

1

1

52

108

624

1296

 

 

117.0

243.0

130.0

270.0

21

3

64-QAM

2/3

6

1

2

52

108

936

1944

 

 

156.0

324.0

173.3

360.0

22

3

64-QAM

3/4

6

1

2

52

108

936

1944

 

 

175.5

364.5

195.0

405.0

23

3

64-QAM

5/6

6

1

2

52

108

936

1944

 

 

195.0

405.0

216.7

450.0

24

4

BPSK

1/2

1

1

1

52

108

208

432

 

 

26.0

54.0

28.9

60.0

25

4

QPSK

1/2

2

1

1

52

108

416

864

 

 

52.0

108.0

57.8

120.0

26

4

QPSK

3/4

2

1

1

52

108

416

864

 

 

78.0

162.0

86.7

180.0

27

4

16-QAM

1/2

4

1

1

52

108

832

1728

 

 

104.0

216.0

115.6

240.0

28

4

16-QAM

3/4

4

1

2

52

108

832

1728

 

 

156.0

324.0

173.3

360.0

29

4

64-QAM

2/3

6

1

2

52

108

1248

2592

 

 

208.0

432.0

231.1

480.0

30

4

64-QAM

3/4

6

1

2

52

108

1248

2592

 

 

234.0

486.0

260.0

540.0

31

4

64-QAM

5/6

6

1

2

52

108

1248

2592

 

 

260.0

540.0

288.9

600.0

32

1

BPSK

1/2

1

1

1

 

48

 

48

 

 

 

6.0

 

6.7

33

2

16-QAM

QPSK

 

 

1/2

6

1

1

52

108

312

648

156

324

39

81

43.3

90

34

2

64-QAM

QPSK

 

 

1/2

8

1

1

52

108

416

864

208

432

52

108

57.8

120

35

2

64-QAM

16-QAM

 

 

1/2

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

260

540

65

135

72.2

150

36

2

16-QAM

QPSK

 

 

3/4

6

1

1

52

108

312

648

234

486

58.5

121.5

65.0

135

37

2

64-QAM

QPSK

 

 

3/4

8

1

1

52

108

416

864

312

648

78

162

86.7

180

38

2

64-QAM

16-QAM

 

 

3/4

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

390

810

97.5

202.5

108.3

225

39

3

16-QAM

QPSK

 QPSK

 

1/2

8

1

1

52

108

416

864

208

432

52

108

57.8

120

40

3

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

 

1/2

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

260

540

65

135

72.2

150

41

3

64-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

 

1/2

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

260

540

65

135

72.2

150

42

3

64-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

 

1/2

12

1

1

52

108

624

1296

312

648

78

162

86.7

180

43

3

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

 

1/2

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

364

756

91

189

101.1

210

44

3

64-QAM

64-QAM

QPSK

 

1/2

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

364

756

91

189

101.1

210

45

3

64-QAM

64-QAM

16-QAM

 

1/2

16

1

1

52

108

832

1728

416

864

104

216

115.6

240

46

3

16-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

 

3/4

8

1

1

52

108

416

864

312

648

78

162

86.7

180

47

3

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

 

3/4

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

390

810

97.5

202.5

108.3

225

48

3

64-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

 

3/4

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

390

810

97.5

202.5

108.3

225

49

3

64-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

 

3/4

12

1

1

52

108

624

1296

468

972

117

243

130.0

270

50

3

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

 

3/4

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

546

1134

136.5

283.5

151.7

315

51

3

64-QAM

64-QAM

QPSK

 

3/4

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

546

1134

136.5

283.5

151.7

315

52

3

64-QAM

64-QAM

16-QAM

 

3/4

16

1

1

52

108

832

1728

624

1296

156

324

173.3

360

53

4

16-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

QPSK

1/2

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

260

540

65

135

72.2

150

54

4

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

1/2

12

1

1

52

108

624

1296

312

648

78

162

86.7

180

55

4

16-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

1/2

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

364

756

91

189

101.1

210

56

4

64-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

QPSK

1/2

12

1

1

52

108

624

1296

312

648

78

162

86.7

180

57

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

1/2

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

364

756

91

189

101.1

210

58

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

1/2

16

1

1

52

108

832

1728

416

864

104

216

115.6

240

59

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

1/2

18

1

1

52

108

936

1944

468

972

117

243

130.0

270

60

4

64-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

QPSK

1/2

16

1

1

52

108

832

1728

416

864

104

216

115.6

240

61

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

1/2

18

1

1

52

108

936

1944

468

972

117

243

130.0

270

62

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

1/2

20

1

1

52

108

1040

2160

520

1080

130

270

144.4

300

63

4

64-QAM

64-QAM

64-QAM

QPSK

1/2

20

1

1

52

108

1040

2160

520

1080

130

270

144.4

300

64

4

64-QAM

64-QAM

64-QAM

16-QAM

1/2

22

1

1

52

108

1144

2376

572

1188

143

297

158.9

330

65

4

16-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

QPSK

3/4

10

1

1

52

108

520

1080

390

810

97.5

202.5

108.3

225

66

4

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

3/4

12

1

1

52

108

624

1296

468

972

117

243

130.0

270

67

4

16-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

3/4

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

546

1134

136.5

283.5

151.7

315

68

4

64-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

QPSK

3/4

12

1

1

52

108

624

1296

468

972

117

243

130.0

270

69

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

3/4

14

1

1

52

108

728

1512

546

1134

136.5

283.5

151.7

315

70

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

3/4

16

1

2

52

108

832

1728

624

1296

156

324

173.3

360

71

4

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

3/4

18

1

2

52

108

936

1944

702

1458

175.5

364.5

195.0

405

72

4

64-QAM

64-QAM

QPSK

QPSK

3/4

16

1

2

52

108

832

1728

624

1296

156

324

173.3

360

73

4

64-QAM

64-QAM

16-QAM

QPSK

3/4

18

1

2

52

108

936

1944

702

1458

175.5

364.5

195.0

405

74

4

64-QAM

64-QAM

16-QAM

16-QAM

3/4

20

1

2

52

108

1040

2160

780

1620

195

405

216.7

450

75

4

64-QAM

64-QAM

64-QAM

QPSK

3/4

20

1

2

52

108

1040

2160

780

1620

195

405

216.7

450

76

4

64-QAM

64-QAM

64-QAM

16-QAM

3/4

22

1

2

52

108

1144

2376

858

1782

214.5

445.5

238.3

495

Table 1 - MIMO Modulation and Coding Schemes

The parameters in the table are: