11 February 2020
Skyworks working with Wi-Fi Alliance to develop Wi-Fi 6E products for 5.925-7.125GHz range
Skyworks Solutions Inc of Woburn, MA, USA (which manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductors) has announced that it is supporting next-generation wireless technologies set forth by Wi-Fi Alliance and developing advanced connectivity solutions designed to meet future requirements. As well as offering a family of solutions that address all existing Wi-Fi standards, Skyworks is working in Wi-Fi Alliance to develop its Wi-Fi 6E products that operate in the 5.925-7.125GHz frequency range.
As a result of increasing demand for high-data applications such as streaming media/TV/audio, social media and smart home devices, there has been an initiative to open up additional frequency bands to complement the existing 2.4 and 5GHz bands. This new spectrum is expected to be made available by regulators around the world and it represents an opportunity to deliver the benefits of Wi-Fi 6 coupled with increased bandwidth available in the new 6GHz band.
“The 6GHz band addresses the growing need for Wi-Fi spectrum capacity to ensure users continue to experience reliable and seamless connectivity,” says Wi-Fi Alliance’s senior VP of marketing Kevin Robinson. “We are glad to see Wi-Fi Alliance members working closely in Wi-Fi Allianceto ensure that new products meet high standards for interoperability and security,” he adds.
“Skyworks is leveraging our expertise to produce connectivity solutions that address the insatiable demand for more data and the ever-evolving needs of the market,” says Dave Stasey, VP & general manager of diversified analog solutions for Skyworks.
Skyworks says that its Wi-Fi connectivity modules facilitate Wi-Fi functionality with what is claimed to be best-in-class linearity and performance in the smallest footprint available. The solutions expedite time-to-market by incorporating the required functionality to deliver maximum performance and contain a logarithmic power detector to support wide dynamic ranges, low power consumption and improved thermal management.