GREENSBORO, NC, – March 29, 2018 – Qorvo® (NASDAQ: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, and D-Link, the global leader in connectivity for homes, businesses and service providers, have teamed to create new Wi-Fi solutions that improve performance and extend Wi-Fi coverage throughout the home via mesh networks. D-Link recently introduced new Covr dual-band and tri-band Wi-Fi systems that feature Qorvo’s high-power, high-efficiency 5GHz power amplifiers. The Covr solution was recognized with a CES 2018 Innovation Award in the Smart Home category.
Mesh networks, also known as distributed Wi-Fi networks, use multiple routers to spread Wi-Fi signals throughout the home. This approach offers significant benefits, including better range to eliminate dead spots, higher capacity to support multiple simultaneous users, high data rates that alleviate buffering, and the ability to withstand or avoid interference. The wireless mesh network market is expected to more than double between 2016 and 2022, from $3.57 billion to $7.44 billion.1
Qorvo’s RFPA5542 5GHz power amplifier (PA) supports 802.11ac Wave2 Multiple-User Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) designs, maximizing the output power of in-home Wi-Fi signals even as it optimizes efficiency and lowers power consumption. The Qorvo PA also enables full use of the frequency band.
Anny Wei, president and chief executive officer of D-Link Corporation, said, “Each of the two new Covr Whole Home Wi-Fi Systems provide a scalable mesh Wi-Fi network that delivers ultra-fast speeds and seamless coverage to consumers. Qorvo’s solutions are recognized in our market for their high efficiency and performance, which enables D-Link to design systems with the best internet connection to the farthest reaches of the home.”
Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “Qorvo’s innovative solutions for mesh networking are helping designers solve the coverage and data rate challenges inherent in home Wi-Fi systems. Our highly efficient PAs help customers reduce power consumption and heat – enabling smaller, more attractive end products. We are pleased that our products are part of the new D-Link systems.”
Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business is one of the leading developers of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT. Qorvo is also a leading supplier of Wi-Fi integrated front-end solutions. Information about Qorvo solutions for this market is available at: www.qorvo.com/applications/internet-of-things. Qorvo’s latest white paper about the future of Wi-Fi – Where is Wi-Fi Heading? – can be accessed here.
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 http://www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
1“Wireless Mesh Network Market by Component, Mesh Design, Radio Frequency, Applications and Region – Global Forecast to 2022,” Markets and Markets, February 2018
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