Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Skyworks supports first commercially available 802.11ac platforms

WOBURN, USA: Skyworks Solutions Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, announced that several of its precision analog semiconductor solutions are being utilized in some of the world’s first commercially-available 802.11ac platforms, including notebooks, ultrabooks, LED TVs, routers, USB data cards and Blu-Ray players.

IEEE 802.11ac technology allows consumers to download content substantially faster than equivalent 802.11n solutions, improving the wireless range in networking applications. With download speeds of greater than a gigabit per second, these devices offer consumers the world’s fastest, most reliable wireless coverage for HD-quality video and near instant data synchronization of music. These solutions also help address the growing need for a more robust and efficient wireless network.

“Skyworks is pleased to be at the forefront of 802.11ac applications,” said Liam K. Griffin, executive VP and GM of high-performance analog at Skyworks. “Our products continue to push the performance envelope while extending critical battery life. When combined with innovative chipsets, consumers are able to enjoy some of the fastest download speeds in their home or with other mobile platforms.”

According to Gartner, WiFi-enabled devices will grow from less than one billion units in 2010 to more than three billion in 2015 – making it one of the most influential mobile and wireless technologies in the years to come. According to Cisco’s 2011 Visual Networking Index Forecast, video alone is expected to reach approximately 90 percent of global traffic.

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