GREENSBORO, NC – January 4, 2017 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, has introduced a new family of 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Front-End Modules (FEMs) that pave the way for smaller, more energy-efficient wireless routers, gateways and other networked devices in the home. The seven new FEMs support high-bandwidth throughput with minimal power consumption in a small form factor and maximum reliable range.
With more than 1.2 Gbps throughput per stream, the 5 GHz FEMs offer the highest data rates possible for delivering a new generation of home Wi-Fi applications that expand capabilities to the consumer. This includes Quantenna’s True 8x8™ QSR10G Wi-Fi platform – the world’s first 802.11ac 10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi product line.
James Chen, senior director of Marketing for Quantenna Communications, said, “We have worked with Qorvo to integrate their innovative FEM solutions on our QSR10G platform, which provides leading-edge Wi-Fi performance. This enables residential gateways and wireless access points to support demanding applications such as real-time video, data, voice, IoT and other services.”
The Wi-Fi industry continues to evolve to address greater throughput demands for the ever-increasing number of connected devices. Global shipments of Wi-Fi-enabled consumer electronics (CE) devices, including mobile handsets and tablets, are forecast to reach 2.4 billion units in 2016, accounting for 76 percent of total CE devices shipped.*
Cees Links, general manager of the Wireless Connectivity business unit at Qorvo said, “Our new family of Wi-Fi products delivers the highest reliable throughput with the lowest power consumption. We are making it easier than ever for designers to create small and attractive home Wi-Fi connected devices with advanced capabilities.”
The new Qorvo FEMs support the latest generation of 802.11ac and Wave 2 1024QAM home Wi-Fi products, and consume 2 watts less power than similar products available today. This is enough to eliminate the fan from some Wi-Fi networking devices, resulting in reduced power consumption and size. The 5 GHz FEMs are available now for sampling; the 2.4 GHz models will be available in first quarter 2017. The table below outlines specifications for the new Qorvo Wi-Fi FEM family.
|QPF4519||5.150 - 5.925||5||23||1.4||5.0 x 3.0|
|QPF4518||5.150 - 5.925||5||23||1.4||5.0 x 3.0|
|QPF4518M||5.150 - 5.925||5||23||1.4||5.0 x 3.0|
|QPF4538||5.150 - 5.925||3.3||17.5||0.5||2.5 x 2.5|
|RFFM4558||5.180 - 5.925||5||20.5||0.9||2.5 x 2.5|
|QPF4219||2.412 - 2.484||5||23.5||1.7||5.0 x 3.0|
|QPF4200||2.412 - 2.484||5||22||1.3||3.0 x 3.0|
Qorvo will present the Company's expanding portfolio of RF connectivity solutions at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada January 5-8, 2017.
Qorvo (NASDAQ:QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative RF solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers' most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage our unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries.
*Strategy Analytics, Embedded WLAN (Wi-Fi) CE Devices Global Market Forecast 2012 – 2020, July 2016
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