Consumer Electronics

Skyworks powers first all-in-one VR gaming system

10 September 2019

Skyworks Solutions Inc., a manufacturer of analog semiconductors, announced that its SkyOne solution for Wi-Fi is enabling Facebook’s Oculus Quest. Quest is reportedly the industry’s first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) gaming platform that allows players to wirelessly connect to the cloud for a seamless and immersive experience.

Oculus has become a pioneer in VR gaming with its next-generation headset, which features a camera-based positional tracking system and does not require a wired connection to a PC or phone to operate. By leveraging Skyworks’ innovative capabilities, the device delivers real-time wireless connectivity and offers users untethered six degrees of freedom, or the ability to move in any direction and walk through virtual space just as they would in the physical world.

According to a March 2019 research report from IDC, worldwide shipments of augmented reality and VR headsets are forecast to reach 8.9 million units in 2019, up 54% from the prior year. Fueled in large part by new devices like the Oculus Quest, units are expected to reach nearly 69 million by 2023, representing a five-year compounded annual growth rate of 67%.

Skyworks’ fully integrated SkyOne Wi-Fi solution (SKY85813-11) expedites time-to-market, incorporating all the required functionality to deliver maximum Wi-Fi range and speed. Features include:

  • Dual-band functionality (2 GHz and 5 GHz) front-end module
  • High performance 5 GHz power amplifier transmit and low-noise amplifier enhanced receive paths
  • 2 GHz bulk acoustic wave (BAW) co-existence filter
  • Directional coupler
  • Precision analog switch
  • Fully matched input/output

Visit Skyworks’ Wi-Fi Connectivity Front-end Modules for more information.

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