Qorvo® is enabling the expansion of distributed Wi-Fi solutions in the home through a portfolio of 802.11ax products that improves Wi-Fi coverage, enables smaller devices and reduces costs. These products include Wi-Fi front-end modules, 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and LTE coexistence filters using BAW technology and Wi-Fi integrated front-end modules (iFEM).
Distributed Wi-Fi networks, also known as Wi-Fi mesh, use multiple routers to spread Wi-Fi signals throughout the home. Qorvo can maximize the output power of in-home Wi-Fi signals while simultaneously optimizing their efficiency and lowering power consumption. The company's Wi-Fi modules enable consumers to fully utilize the frequency band, whereas competitive products with sub-par filters have trouble accessing the full spectrum.
As a result, Qorvo 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.
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.
Christian Kim, senior analystfor IoT and connectivity at market research firm IHS Markit, said, “In the last year, we have seen a flood of new distributed Wi-Fi mesh network products released in the marketplace. 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.”
Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “The notion of ‘power’ can be confusing, but Qorvo’s innovation labs have figured out how to maximize the output power of Wi-Fi signals throughout the home, while optimizing efficiency to lower power consumption. With Qorvo’s advanced RF technology, 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 products that solve the IoT’s toughest RF challenges are being showcased during CES 2018 (#CES2018) in Las Vegas, January 9-12, in Booth #42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.