Solutions for next generation WiFi 6 applications

14th October 2019
Alex Lynn

Skyworks Solutions has announced that its advanced connectivity solutions are powering next generation WiFi 6 (802.11ax) devices from connected home and mesh network providers, including Arris, Asus, D-Link, Netgear, Ruckus and TP-Link. Specifically, Skyworks’ modules are being leveraged in all of the latest WiFi 6 routers named in a recent CNET ARTICLE.

WiFi 6 is the newest 802.11 wireless standard that is pushing the performance envelope with speeds up to 30% faster than the previous 802.11ac (WiFi 5) protocol. These state-of-the-art routers accommodate the growing number of cloud devices and users in today’s connected home by optimising overall efficiency and data throughput. Skyworks’ powerful modules facilitate this enhanced functionality with best-in-class linearity and performance in the smallest footprint available.

Dave Stasey, Vice President and General Manager of diversified analog solutions for Skyworks, said: “Skyworks has decades of experience developing cutting-edge technologies for successive wireless standards and we are proud to partner with industry leaders to bring next generation products to the market, particularly as WiFi 6 quickly gains momentum.

“Faster, more reliable and efficient WiFi coverage is becoming increasingly important as more and more devices and users are connected in smart homes. Our portfolio of high performance solutions provides our customers with all the required functionality to deliver maximum WiFi range and speeds to address the need for always-on connectivity.”

According to ABI Research estimates, WiFi 6 chipset shipments are expected to grow from approximately 127 million units in 2019 to close to two billion units by 2024, representing a compounded annual growth rate of approximately 73%.

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