Qorvo® announced that its 5 GHz front-end module (FEM) is enabling one of the industry’s fastest, most energy-efficient 802.11ax enterprise access points. Qorvo’s FEM works with the Qualcomm® IPQ8078 802.11ax chipset to power the WA6628 advanced enterprise-grade access point by leading digital solutions provider New H3C.

Qorvo’s highly efficient QPF4528 FEM increases linear power transmission without increasing power dissipation, thereby enabling higher performance 802.11ax enterprise access points in smaller form factor designs. Of note, the QPF4528 is optimized to solve thermal challenges in Wi-Fi equipment designed for multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) environments.

The increased capacity provided by 802.11ax technology with 8x8 MU-MIMO delivers significant benefits in the enterprise, including fewer access points, enhanced capacity and efficiency, improved speed and reduced operating costs. IHS Markit estimates that global 802.11ax-enabled device shipments will reach nearly 200 million units by 2021.1

New H3C’s WA6628 access point delivers data to 1,000 clients simultaneously with 12 stream channels. Its slim, elegant form factor earned a 2018 Red Dot Design Award – one of the world’s top industrial design honors.

Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “Qorvo has a laser focus on front-end solutions that support the Wi-Fi standards evolution. Our high-performance products are accelerating the industry’s transition to 802.11ax. The increased capacity