Skyworks Collaborates with Broadcom on 802.11ax Max WiFi Platforms

Skyworks MAX WiFISkyworks has introduced a new portfolio of 802.11ax wireless connectivity solutions based on Broadcom's recently launched Max WiFi reference platform. Skyworks’ innovative modules integrate high power transmit and low-noise receive amplification with precision switching 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, Skyworks’ 2.4 and 5.0 GHz 802.11ax modules and Broadcom’s Max WiFi solutions 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 between Skyworks and Broadcom will give 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.

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. One of the key benefits of the 802.11ax standard is that it allows for a more robust and dedicated connection with data-intensive applications such as 4K TV, particularly when multiple users are streaming Wi-Fi simultaneously.

According to ABI Research, 802.11ax devices will account for 57 percent of Wi-Fi chipsets by 2021. More information about Skyworks’ 802.11ax solutions can be found on its Wi-Fi Connectivity page and as part of Broadcom’s maxwifi.org or BCM43684 and BCM43694 reference designs.

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