NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced it has collaborated with Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a system-in-package integrator for 5G mobile platforms, to deliver the industry’s first RF front-end modules designed with the latest Wi-Fi 6 standards. Together, the companies are delivering a solution that can reduce design times, improve time-to-market and save board space in next generation Wi-Fi 6 implementations. 

The NXP FEIC is tightly packed in a chip scale package suitable for module integration and can support various 5G smartphones and portable computing devices. Additionally, it enables high performance 2 x 2 MIMO functionality. 

“Murata is very pleased to work with NXP to develop RF front-end modules for Wi-Fi 6 platforms—NXP’s monolithic front-end ICs are fully verified in leading Wi-Fi 6 platforms and offer perfect flexibility in terms of size and integration,” said Katsuhiko Fujikawa, R&D manager of Murata.  “We plan to continue working with NXP and hope to develop newer modules in forthcoming years that support new spectrums and standards.”

“Working with Murata helps manufacturers deliver a highly integrated, fully tested and qualified solution for 5G devices while providing the highest performance and smallest size to meet rapidly rising global demand for Wi-Fi 6,” said Paul Hart, senior vice president and general manager of NXP’s Radio Frequency business. “No other chipmaker in the industry today can provide a comparable solution to meet demands of rapid deployments.”