QPK8642 supports all tri-band Wi-Fi and major IoT protocols in extremely small footprint

    GREENSBORO, NC – January 6, 2020 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today 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 2023.1

    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 (#CES2020) in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, Sands Expo #43109. More information about the company's Wi-Fi innovation can be found at https://www.qorvo.com/innovation/wi-fi

    About Qorvo
    Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (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 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. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    1"Worldwide Smart Home Devices Forecast to Maintain Steady Growth Through 2023," IDC, September 2019

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