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9 September 2019

Skyworks powers first all-in-one virtual reality gaming system

Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) says that its highly integrated SkyOne solution for WiFi is enabling Facebook’s Oculus Quest, which is said to be the first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) gaming platform allowing 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’ 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.

“We are powering an increasingly diverse array of emerging, high-growth segments across the IoT ecosystem,” notes Carlos Bori, Skyworks’ senior VP of sales & marketing.

According to a research report from IDC in March, global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets are forecast to reach 8.9 million units in 2019, up 54% from the prior year. Fueled largely by new devices like the Oculus Quest, units are expected rise at a five-year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 67% to nearly 69 million by 2023.

Skyworks says that its fully integrated SkyOne WiFi solution (SKY85813-11) expedites time-to-market, incorporating all the required functionality to deliver maximum Wi-Fi range and speed including:

  • dual-band functionality (2GHz and 5GHz) front-end module;
  • high performance 5GHz power amplifier (PA) transmit and low-noise amplifier (LNA) enhanced receive paths;
  • 2GHz bulk acoustic wave (BAW) co-existence filter;
  • directional coupler;
  • precision analog switch; and
  • fully matched input/output

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Visit: www.skyworksinc.com

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