Qorvo®, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, announced it has completed MFi certification of interoperability for its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) solutions with the Apple U1 chip used in supported iPhone and Apple Watch models. Qorvo UWB solutions comply with the Nearby Interaction accessory protocol and allow developers to easily design new commercial UWB-enabled accessories that leverage the advanced location, direction and distance capabilities of U1-equipped iPhone or Apple Watch models.
New background interaction functionality announced in iOS 16 enables applications to trigger real-time events, such as turning on lights or playing music, hands-free, even if the user isn’t actively using the application at the time. This will enable developers to create innovative new products and accessories that interact seamlessly with their environment, leveraging the full power and precision of UWB technology provided by Qorvo.
Eric Creviston, President of Qorvo Mobile Products, said, "Our extensive portfolio of UWB chips, modules and software will help accelerate the ecosystem of connected UWB products and accessories. Qorvo is a vital part of making a truly seamless user experience reality, where innovative technologies anticipate our needs and enrich our lives.”
Qorvo's DW3110, an integrated Impulse Radio UWB wireless transceiver with Nearby Interaction firmware, has completed MFi certification. Qorvo’s portfolio of available modules and development kits based on DW3110 allow developers to immediately start the design of their UWB-enabled products. Qorvo’s products are also compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4z standard, and Qorvo UWB hardware and software solutions were developed in accordance with the FiRa consortium PHY and MAC specification.
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