Company's High-performance Wi-Fi 6E Front-end Modules Featured on ROG Rapture
AXE11000 Gaming Router
January 12, 2021 - Irvine, California -
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS), an innovator of high-performance analog
semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its
high-performance Wi-Fi 6E front-end modules are featured on the world's first
ultra-fast Wi-Fi 6E gaming router from ASUS. Utilizing the FCC's newly allocated
6~7 GHz extended band to double the capacity of traditional Wi-Fi, the Wi-Fi
6E standard enables faster connectivity and supports an increased number of
connected users meeting the unprecedented demand for increased video conferencing,
online gaming, streaming TV, AR/VR, home security cameras and online exercise
apps. An established leader in the networking market, ASUS is the first to deliver
the increased and wider bandwidth 160 MHz channels of Wi-Fi 6E with its ROG
Rapture GT-AXE11000 gaming router.
A report from ABI Research1 expects 1.4 billion Wi-Fi 6E chipset shipments
by 2025, while also noting that the addition of the 6 GHz band is coming at
a critical time as home Wi-Fi communications face increased data demand, with
operators worldwide having reported major surges in Wi-Fi traffic. The addition
of the 6 GHz band will help provide faster Wi-Fi with less interference, ensuring
that this increased use of home Wi-Fi can be supported with high-quality connectivity.
Skyworks' innovative WI-FI 6E SOLUTIONS expedite time-to-market by incorporating
all the required functionality to deliver the maximum-allowed performance and
contain a logarithmic power detector to support wide dynamic ranges, low power
consumption and improved thermal management. Our Wi-Fi 6E wireless products
are enabling faster download and upload speeds along with enhanced coverage,
highly reliable connectivity in dense traffic areas and improved power efficiency.
ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 is the world's first Wi-Fi 6E router. Designed with
three concurrent frequency bands of operation and 802.11ax Wi-Fi 6E connectivity,
ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 supports speeds of up to 11 gigabit-per-second and features
WAN aggregation for wired connectivity up to 2 gigabit-per-second. With 4x4
Wi-Fi 6 and a 2.5 gigabit-per-second wired LAN port, both wired and wireless
networks can achieve sustained speeds of more than 1 gigabit-per-second, bringing
true multi-gigabit performance to life. Bringing the industry-leading design
to life, the GT-AXE11000 leverages Skyworks' latest 6 GHz front-end modules
to maximize RF performance in signal coverage, quality and power efficiency.
“This year people have been spending more time than ever at home working,
learning and playing, and for gamers this has also meant seeking out the latest
and greatest gear to level up their play," said Ten-Long Deng, corporate vice
president of ASUS. "Leveraging Skyworks' vast experience developing cutting-edge
technologies has enabled us to bring true multi-gigabit performance to life
for those looking to gain an advantage while upgrading their gaming experiences
with the new ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000."
"Faster, highly reliable and efficient Wi-Fi coverage has never been more
important as more and more devices and users have shifted to virtually connecting
while staying safe at home," said Dave Stasey, vice president and general manager
of diversified analog solutions for Skyworks. "Through our portfolio of high-performance
solutions, Skyworks is proud to continue our partnership with an industry leader
like ASUS by providing functionality to optimize Wi-Fi coverage and speeds to
address the insatiable demand for always-on connectivity."
Wi-Fi 6E technology takes advantage of the newly available radio spectrum
in the 6 GHz band, which offers three-times more bandwidth than the 5 GHz band.
It also adds seven new 160 MHz channels to the current Wi-Fi 6 standard, provides
lower latency, and will be dedicated to Wi-Fi 6E devices for maintaining high
speeds that will not be affected by legacy devices.
Part of our portfolio of Wi-Fi 6E products, Skyworks' SKY85780-11 and SKY85784-11
are highly integrated, front-end modules (FEM) incorporating a single-pole,
double-throw (SPDT) transmit/receive (T/R) switch, a high-gain low-noise amplifier
(LNA) with bypass, and a power amplifier (PA) intended for high-power Wi-Fi
6E applications and systems. Built in a compact, 24-pin 3 x 5 mm package, these
FEMs may reduce the front-end board space by more than 50% making them ideal
for routers, gateways and wireless audio/video applications.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. is empowering the wireless networking revolution.
Our highly innovative analog semiconductors are connecting people, places and
things spanning a number of new and previously unimagined applications within
the aerospace, automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home,
industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Skyworks
is a global company with engineering, marketing, operations, sales and support
facilities located throughout Asia, Europe and North America and is a member
of the S&P 500® and Nasdaq-100® market indices (Nasdaq: SWKS).
Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
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Posted January 13, 2021