Yole analyses NXP’s, Qorvo’s, and Apple’s WBG approaches

17th June 2024
Harry Fowle

Yole Group has provided a comprehensive review of UWB technologies, highlighting and comparing the solutions implemented in smartphones by leading companies, Apple (with their internal U2 module), Samsung (with SR200 solution from NXP), and Google (with DW35725 solution from Qorvo).

In the past, Yole Group conducted extensive analyses on numerous FEMs and components to provide insights into the RF market within specific flagship smartphones. Each Yole Group report focuses on a specific topic, whether it’s the evolution of a particular player, a specific technology, or a comparison of flagship devices. This year, Yole Group pursues its investigation in this domain, offering various technical and cost comparisons of smartphone RFFEMs.

This report, Ultra-Wideband Comparison 2024, delves into the technology and cost aspects related to UWB connectivity in consumer applications. It offers an overview of UWB technologies, comparing solutions for smartphones used by major companies such as Apple, Samsung, and Google.

Ihor Pershukov, PhD., Technology & Cost Analyst, Radio Frequency at Yole Group, comments: “With this new comparison report, we emphasise key distinctions and design choices. We have analysed in-depth the NXP SR200 from Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, U2 (TMQE08) from iPhone 15 Pro Max, and Qorvo DW35725 from Google Pixel 8 Pro.”

By dissecting smartphones, Yole Group has determined the UWB solutions and subjected them to physical analyses. This involved examining packaging, sizes, and technologies from a wide range of technical and economic options, offering a comprehensive view of the market. The report includes a detailed comparison of the technical specifications and costs associated with the modules used. This comprehensive reverse costing analysis offers insights and compares technological data, manufacturing expenses, and retail prices of Ultra-Wideband solutions from NXP, Apple, and Qorvo. These components are utilised in a range of smartphones and wearable devices, including the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max, and Google Pixel 8 Pro, among others.

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