Broadcom’s 5G Wi-Fi reference designs include TriQuint’s high-efficiency WLAN modules and premium 4G / Wi-Fi coexistence filters, providing more speed, range and power savings for consumer devices
HILLSBORO, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 16, 2013 — TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ: TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, today announced that its TriConnect® 5 GHz WLAN front-end modules and premium LTE / Wi-Fi coexistence filters are being leveraged by Broadcom Corporation for use in the company’s 5G Wi-Fi reference designs. The 5G Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ac) technology delivers faster throughput, longer operating range and extended battery life for smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices.
Broadcom’s 5G Wi-Fi reference designs are widely used by engineers developing next-generation consumer devices. Broadcom’s highly integrated combo chips offer a complete dual-band 5G Wi-Fi system with Bluetooth, FM radio and software on a single, compact silicon die. TriQuint’s ultra-small, high-performance RF components deliver the demanding RF performance required to fully realize the speed, range and power saving benefits of 802.11ac, the latest evolution of Wi-Fi.
“We are proud to be strategically aligned with Broadcom, a well-recognized innovator in wireless communications,” said Tim Dunn, Vice President of Mobile Devices. “Broadcom and TriQuint are leaders in delivering 802.11ac-based products. We’re enabling gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and solving Wi-Fi / LTE coexistence problems to provide a superior consumer experience.”
Analysts expect more than 100 million 802.11ac-enabled devices to ship by the end of 2013, growing to nearly half of all Wi-Fi chipset shipments for the consumer electronics market by 2017, a CAGR of 430%*. TriQuint’s TriConnect® WLAN products already have captured multiple design wins with leading smartphone manufacturers. Its TQP887051 5GHz WLAN front-end module has been approved for Broadcom reference design BCM4335, while its LTE / Wi-Fi coexistence filter is included on reference designs BCM4335 and BCM4339.
TriQuint introduced the industry’s first 802.11ac-ready module for mobile devices last year. “Since then, we have leveraged TriQuint’s advanced in-house technology portfolio, the industry’s largest, to develop our next-generation Wi-Fi products,” Dunn added. “Our 802.11ac technology expertise also expands our future market opportunity for consumer electronics applications such as in-home video distribution.”
To learn more about TriQuint’s high-performance TriConnect® WLAN front-end modules and premium 4G / Wi-Fi coexistence filters announced at the 2013 Mobile World Congress, visit http://www.triquint.com/applications/mobile-devices/wlan-bluetooth or locate TriQuint’s distributors, resellers or field sales representatives at www.triquint.com/sales.
By creating more reliable whole-home coverage, Broadcom's 5G Wi-Fi technology overcomes the digital content and wireless device challenge. Broadcom's family of 5G Wi-Fi solutions dramatically improves the wireless range in the home, allowing consumers to watch HD-quality video from more devices, in more places, simultaneously. The increased speed enables consumers to download web content from a mobile device faster and quickly synch large files, such as videos, in a fraction of the time. Visit www.broadcom.com to learn more.
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Founded in 1985, TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading global provider of innovative RF solutions and foundry services for the world's top communications, defense and aerospace companies. People and organizations around the world need real-time, all-the-time connections; TriQuint products help reduce the cost and increase the performance of connected mobile devices and the networks that deliver critical voice, data and video communications. With the industry’s broadest technology portfolio, recognized R&D leadership, and expertise in high-volume manufacturing, TriQuint creates standard and custom products using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), surface acoustic wave (SAW) and bulk acoustic wave (BAW) technologies. The company has ISO9001-certified manufacturing facilities in the U.S., production in Costa Rica, and design centers in North America and Germany. For more information, visit www.triquint.com.
*Based on data from Mobile Experts and ABI Research
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