Qorvo® launched the world's smallest, highest-performing Wi-Fi 6 solution with seamless IoT integration. The Qorvo QPK8642 kit provides leading Wi-Fi performance in capacity and coverage, along with Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth® Low Energy connectivity, all while minimizing cross-radio interference in the connected home.
With this solution, Qorvo is helping designers meet the changing requirements of the rapidly growing global connectivity market. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the worldwide market for smart home devices is expected to grow from nearly 815 million device shipments in 2019 to more than 1.39 billion devices in 2023.
Cees Links, GM, Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business, said, "Wi-Fi 6 is positioned to provide the connectivity backbone for tomorrow's smart homes. Our new kit has been designed specifically to speed time to market by delivering capabilities that enable Wi-Fi, Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth® Low Energy to play together in one box, without interference. Now that's a coexistence feat!"
The Qorvo QPK8642 kit advances the company's concept of a smart, connected home where there is a pod in every room. It includes the QPQ1903, QPQ1904 and QPF4551 (all 5 GHz) and the QPF7219 (2.4 GHz) Wi-Fi filters, along with the QPG7015M IoT transceiver. This transceiver seamlessly manages coexistence with Wi-Fi and Zigbee, Thread and Bluetooth® Low Energy protocols in a fully concurrent fashion.
The QPK8642 combines three unique Qorvo capabilities designed to maximize capacity and range:
|Qorvo edgeBoost™||In the QPF7219 filter; maximizes output power at channels close to the band edge, nearly tripling Wi-Fi capacity|
|Qorvo bandBoost™||Achieved by combining the QPQ1903/QPQ1904 filters with Qorvo’s latest-generation 5 GHz FEMs; enables high performance, tri-band designs with footprints 20x smaller than those using traditional filtering technologies|
|Qorvo coexBoost™||In the QPG7015M transceiver; provides IoT connectivity and coexistence with in-box Wi-Fi – essentially boosting coexistence between different radios|
The QPK8642 will be available in Q2 2020.
Qorvo solutions that simplify the IoT's toughest tech challenges will be on display at CES®2020 in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, Sands Expo #43109.