First QFN Wi-Fi 6/6E front end targets premium smartphones

April 29, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
First QFN Wi-Fi 6/6E front end targets premium smartphones
Global mobile technology company, OnePlus, has selected the QFN RF front end Solution for Wi-Fi 6 for its latest high-end flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 9

NXP has released its highly integrated QFN front end for Wi-Fi 6/6E, which supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless network standard as well as new 6 GHz spectrum.

NXP has also announced that the latest OnePlus handset is the industry’s first smartphone featuring a Wi-Fi-6 QFN front end, which allows for the smallest possible footprint inside the smartphone.  With its higher data rate and increased capacity, Wi-Fi 6 will power new consumer experiences on smartphones and drive the creation of new and compelling applications across a broad range of markets and services.

The NXP WLAN7205C single channel QFN offers a small package with a monolithic integrated power amplifier, switch and low noise amplifier to improve the range capability of the handset’s Wi-Fi communications. The QFN package can be placed close to the antenna, reducing trace losses — unlike dual channel, modular products available in the market. This improves transmission and reception, increases battery life for longer Wi-Fi usage and enables faster data transmission for a greater user experience.

The WLAN7205C offers a level of integration that includes the power amplifier, switch and low noise amplifier in a monolithic die which makes the smallest QFN package possible.

“NXP delivered a small, proven QFN solution that made it possible to accelerate the time to market window supporting the new Wi-Fi 6 technology with our flagship OnePlus 9 series smartphone.” Apollo Gu, RF Director of OnePlus

“With today’s exciting milestone, we believe that consumers can start to benefit quickly using the exciting new Wi-Fi 6 technology.” Doeco Terpstra, VP & General Manager Smart Antenna Solutions, NXP

www.nxp.com


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