Skyworks and Broadcom collaborate on 802.11ax

January 26, 2018 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Skyworks and Broadcom collaborate on 802.11ax
Skyworks Solutions, Inc., has announced that its latest portfolio of 802.11ax wireless connectivity modules are being leveraged by Broadcom in their recently launched Max WiFi reference platforms.

These innovative modules integrate high power transmit and low-noise receive amplification with precision switch capability in an ultra-compact form factor that when paired with a modem, incorporate all the essential functionality between the system-on-chip (SoC) and the antenna. Specifically, the 2.4 and 5.0 GHz 802.11ax modules from Skyworks and the Max WiFi reference platforms from Broadcom provide four times faster download speeds, six times faster upload speeds, enhanced coverage and up to seven times longer battery life when compared to 802.11ac Wi-Fi products available in the market today.

“This strategic partnership gives our customers a unique opportunity to deliver best-in-class wireless experiences for consumers across many new markets spanning multimedia streaming, autonomous cars and augmented/virtual reality,” said David Stasey, vice president and general manager of diversified analog solutions for Skyworks.

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Next generation 802.11ax devices have been widely adopted across the consumer electronics industry, as companies throughout the ecosystem begin developing solutions and products in support of the new standard. End applications for the Max WiFi modules include Wi-Fi routers, residential gateways, enterprise access points, and client devices.

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