Qorvo, provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, says it is enabling the expansion of distributed Wi-Fi solutions in the home through a portfolio of 802.11ax products set to improve Wi-Fi coverage, enabling smaller devices and reduces costs. These products include Wi-Fi front end modules, Wi-Fi BAW 2.4GHz band edge and LTE coexistence filters, and Wi-Fi integrated front end modules (iFEMs).
“In the last year, we have seen a flood of new distributed Wi-Fi mesh network products released in the marketplace,” says Christian Kim, senior analyst, IoT and connectivity, for IHS Markit, a global business information provider. “With the addition of smart home devices and the increasing home use of streaming services, such as Netflix or Spotify, we expect to see continued introduction of new distributed Wi-Fi mesh systems in 2018.”
Distributed Wi-Fi networks, also known as Wi-Fi mesh, use multiple routers to spread Wi-Fi signals throughout the home. Qorvo says it maximises the output power of in-home Wi-Fi signals while simultaneously optimising their efficiency and lowering power consumption. Proclaiming its Wi-Fi modules enable consumers to fully utilise the frequency band, whereas competitive products with sub-par filters have trouble accessing the full spectrum.
As a result, Qorvo say its technology delivers expanded coverage and reduced energy costs for consumers, while service providers and manufacturers benefit from improved customer satisfaction and fewer service calls and truck rolls.
Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, adds, “The notion of ‘power’ can be confusing, but Qorvo’s innovation labs have figured out how to maximise the output power of Wi-Fi signals throughout the home, while optimising efficiency to lower power consumption. With Qorvo’s advanced RF technology, they say equipment makers can create distributed Wi-Fi networks that use unobtrusive end devices throughout the home, eliminate dead spots, and scale to more applications and users. Qorvo eliminates Wi-Fi problems before they emerge.”
Qorvo’s distributed Wi-Fi mesh solutions are in production, and have secured multiple design wins, including several top equipment providers that connect millions of consumers around the world.
Qorvo products that solve the IoT’s toughest RF challenges will be showcased during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, in booth #42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.