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Skyworks Collaborates with Broadcom on 802.11ax Max WiFi Platforms

25 January 2018

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a provider of high-performance analog semiconductors, has announced that its new portfolio of 802.11ax wireless connectivity solutions are being leveraged by Broadcom in their recently launched Max WiFi reference platforms. Skyworks’ innovative modules integrate high-power transmit and low-noise receive amplification with precision switch capability in an ultra-compact form factor that when paired with a modem, incorporate all the essential functionality between the system-on-chip (SoC) and the antenna.

Specifically, Skyworks’ 2.4 and 5.0 GHz 802.11ax modules and Broadcom’s Max WiFi solutions provide four times faster download speeds, six times faster upload speeds, enhanced coverage and up to seven times longer battery life when compared to 802.11ac Wi-Fi products available on the market today.

Next-generation 802.11ax devices have been widely adopted across the consumer electronics industry, as companies throughout the ecosystem begin developing solutions and products in support of the new standard. End applications for the Max WiFi modules include Wi-Fi routers, residential gateways, enterprise access points and client devices. One of the key benefits of the 802.11ax standard is that it allows for a more robust and dedicated connection with data-intensive applications such as 4K TV, particularly when multiple users are streaming Wi-Fi simultaneously.

To contact the author of this article, email sue.himmelstein@ieeeglobalspec.com


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