The expanded, high-efficiency portfolio of 802.11ax integrated modules and advanced filters from Qorvo are designed to improve Wi-Fi coverage, enables smaller end products, and reduces costs for consumers, service providers and manufacturers.
802.11ax will greatly increase network capacity by supporting up to eight simultaneous data streams, each delivering up to 1.2 Gbps, to connect many more devices at greater speeds. Qorvo’s broad 802.11ax portfolio includes 2.4GHz and 5GHz front-end modules (FEMs) and BAW filters. The portfolio’s high energy-efficiency FEMs reduce the thermal issues associated with supporting multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) in Wi-Fi equipment, allowing manufacturers to reduce product size and cost. Qorvo’s BAW band-edge and coexistence filters improve Wi-Fi quality of service and prevent interference with adjacent LTE frequencies.
“Qorvo’s advanced solutions are designed to help our customers maximize Wi-Fi capacity and data rates with 802.11ax, while reducing costs,” said Cees Links, General Manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit. “For manufacturers of high-performance Wi-Fi equipment, thermal issues can create significant design delays and additional expense due to the need to add heat sinks and fans. Our high-efficiency portfolio reduces the need for thermal management, helping our customers design smaller, more attractive products without internal fans.”
Qorvo’s bulk acoustic wave (BAW) filters allow full power output across all Wi-Fi channels, helping consumers receive reliable Wi-Fi service through the entire home. This helps to cut support costs and increase consumer satisfaction. “About 40% of all operator service calls relate to poor Wi-Fi performance in the home,” Links said. “With improved coverage, operators can reduce expensive truck rolls and service calls, which cost an average of $15-$35 in addition to any repeater/extender hardware required.”
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More information about how the portfolio enhances 802.11ax is available in the white paper at: http://www.qorvo.com/resources/d/qorvo-wifi-80211ax-whats-it-all-about-white-paper