Broadcom Uses Skyworks 802.11ax Wireless Modules in Max WiFi Reference Designs

Skyworks Solutions Inc. based in Irvine, California USA, reported that Broadcom is utilizing its new portfolio of 802.11ax wireless connectivity solutions in their recently released Max WiFi reference designs.

Skyworks says that its modules integrate high power transmit and low-noise receive amplification with precision switch capability, and the modules feature an ultra-compact form factor. Also, the company notes that when combined with a modem, the device incorporates all the essential functionality between the system-on-chip (SoC) and the antenna.

Specifically, Skyworks asserts that its 2.4 and 5.0 GHz 802.11ax modules and Broadcom’s Max WiFi solutions offer four times faster download speeds, six times faster upload speeds. Additionally, Skyworks says that together they provide enhanced coverage and up to seven times longer battery life when compared to 802.11ac Wi-Fi products available in the market today.

Broadcom Max Wifi Solutions Especially Helpful with Multiple Users Streaming High Resolution Video Through WiFi

End applications for Skyworks Max WiFi modules include Wi-Fi routers, residential gateways, as well as enterprise access points, and client devices. One of the primary advantages of the 802.11ax standard is that it allows for a more robust and dedicated connection with data-intensive applications including 4K TV. According to Skyworks, the Max WiFi modules are particularly beneficial when multiple users stream high-resolution video through Wi-Fi at the same time.

“Skyworks is excited to be collaborating with Broadcom to combine our advanced connectivity engines with their sixth generation Wi-Fi devices,” said David Stasey, vice president and general manager of diversified analog solutions for Skyworks. “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.”