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TriQuint Introduces First 802.11ac Wi-Fi RF Module for Next-Generation Smartphones and Tablets Enables Greater Range and Performance for Video Streaming and Other Demanding Multimedia Applications
Press Release: TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. – Thu, Jun 14, 2012 8:01 AM EDT HILLSBORO, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (TQNT), a leading RF solutions supplier and technology innovator, has introduced the industry’s first 802.11ac Wi-Fi RF module for next-generation mobile devices. In addition to supporting faster download speeds, TriQuint’s TriConnect™ TQP6M9017 high-performance WLAN module improves the wireless experience by enabling connectivity from greater distances; it allows nearly 60% further range than its award-winning predecessor, thanks to advances in output power technology.
As demand for Wi-Fi proliferates worldwide, consumers have developed an ever-growing appetite for faster mobile data rates to support video streaming and other multimedia applications. With data rates up to 1.3 gigabits per second, the new IEEE 802.11ac standard will deliver transfer rates three to four times faster than current-generation 802.11n Wi-Fi. In-Stat predicts one billion devices with 802.11ac technology will ship by 2015.
“TriQuint is at the forefront of technology with the first 802.11ac-ready module for mobile devices. A major manufacturer has selected our new high-performance TriConnect™ component for its next-generation smartphone, and it’s also included on a reference design by a leading chipset supplier,” said Shane Smith, Vice President of Global Marketing for Mobile Devices at TriQuint. “Our 802.11ac technology expertise also expands our future market opportunity for infotainment applications such as in-home video distribution.”
TriQuint’s TriConnect TQP6M9017 is a highly integrated, dual-band WLAN module that provides a complete solution for 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications, thus simplifying RF design for device manufacturers. It integrates two power amplifiers for the 2.4 and 5 GHz frequency bands with a switch, filtering, baluns and other components — all in an ultra small 4x4mm package.