6 March 2012

Skyworks supporting first commercially available 802.11ac platforms

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures high-reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) says that several of its analog semiconductor solutions are being used in some of the world’s first commercially available 802.11ac platforms, including notebooks, ultrabooks, LED TVs, routers, USB data cards and Blu-Ray players.

IEEE 802.11ac technology allows consumers to download content substantially faster than equivalent 802.11n solutions, improving the wireless range in networking applications. With download speeds of greater than 1Gb/s, the devices offer the fastest, most reliable wireless coverage for HD-quality video and near-instant data synchronization of music. Skyworks says that these solutions also help to address the growing need for a more robust and efficient wireless network.

“Our products continue to push the performance envelope while extending critical battery life,” claims Liam K. Griffin, executive VP &general manager of high-performance analog. “When combined with innovative chipsets, consumers are able to enjoy some of the fastest download speeds in their home or with other mobile platforms,” he adds.

According to marker research firm Gartner, WiFi-enabled devices will grow from less than 1 billion units in 2010 to more than 3 billion in 2015, making it one of the most influential mobile and wireless technologies in the years to come. According to Cisco’s 2011 Visual Networking Index Forecast, video alone is expected to reach about 90% of global traffic.

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