From now on, Wi-Fi has sneaked into our lives and become a daily necessities such as eating, drinking and living. Many netizens ridiculed that “in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory, under the physiological demand, the ‘new’ underlying demand – Wi-Fi.
In the long history , the development of wireless network transmission technology is extremely long and twists and turns. From the first generation of 802.11 in 1997 to the later IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, the first five generations of Wi-Fi have been around for more than two decades. But it’s worth noting that Wi-Fi’s sixth-generation 802.11ax is coming, and it is scheduled to be officially released in 2019.
Wi-Fi, 5G and bandwidth (horizontal axis year, vertical axis bandwidth)
Not long ago, in order to change the user’s overly lengthy impression of each generation of Wi-Fi version names (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), the Wi-Fi Alliance announced a new generation of Wi-Fi technology 802.11ax Simplified to Wi-Fi 6, and the previous two generations of technology 802.11n and 802.11ac were renamed to Wi-Fi 4 and Wi-Fi 5.
Recently, Cees Links, the father of Wi-Fi and general manager of the Qorvo Wireless Connectivity Business Unit, personally introduced the features of Wi-Fi 6 and shared Qorvo’s new plans in the wireless network field. He believes that this technology will bring an innovation to the indoor wireless network, providing people with an unprecedented network experience.
Mr. Cees Links, the father of Wi-Fi and general manager of the Qorvo Wireless Connectivity Business Unit
Cees Links said, “Wi-Fi 6 has a corresponding increase in speed, frequency band, and coverage area compared to the old version of Wi-Fi that ignores the impact of network capacity, and has better performance. Wi-Fi networks will have more relaxed bandwidth traffic to meet the network needs of multiple users, but also bring longer transmission distances and higher transmission rates.”
“One Pod Per Room” concept
For the moment, the bandwidth transmission rate of the access home is still limited to 100 Mb/s, and the bottleneck of the broadband is prominent. How to increase the transmission rate is a common challenge for us. Wi-Fi 6 will increase the actual data throughput and focus on increasing network capacity, and the One Pod Per Room’s distributed Wi-Fi design makes it easy to achieve large indoor coverage.
Distributed Wi-Fi: One Pod Per Room
In general, Pod is a small wireless access point, each Pod will be directly connected to the router, and the router will then connect to the Internet. Therefore, each Pod will provide a new path to select the optimal path for Wi-Fi network when Wi-Fi connection is indoors, providing optimal network transmission for every room in the home. Speed, while also providing enough network capacity.
Each Pod needs to be plugged into a power outlet to provide power supplements. Qorvo is committed to minimizing Pod’s product size, providing lower power consumption and better performance. According to Cees Links, “Qorvo is developing a compact micro-Pod product that makes the entire Wi-Fi network consume less power and perform better.”
The combination of the Internet of Things and Wi-Fi 6
The Internet of Things is not a combination of substances, but more of an overall connection. It includes a control database, data communication, and a user-friendly interface, and Smart Home as a Service uses sensors to track data. Supporting all this is a large number of sensors and indoor Wi-Fi devices that provide them with a network.
Smart home as a service
The One Pod Per Room is a great support for the Internet of Things, and it has always been a truly connected smart home. Cees Links believes that each Pod will support Wi-Fi and IoT standards, including Zigbee and Bluetooth, and users can even control it by voice. With the distributed architecture of WiFi 6, high-speed data transmission rate, smart devices can communicate with wireless routers in multiple channels to truly create a smart home environment.
Many Qorvo standards are exhausted
Nowadays, there are more and more wireless connection technology standards, such as Wi-Fi, 4G, Bluetooth, Zigbee, NB-IoT, LoRa, etc., Cees Links believes that different application scenarios should be suitable for their respective wireless connection protocols, but with the market More and more mature, standards will also tend to be simple.
Cees Links said, “For Qorvo, wireless communication technology is our strength. We don’t care which standard will eventually win the market, but we believe that the standardization war will eventually tend to a variety of standards and be more simplistic. Qorvo will support these standards and provide product and technical support.”
Qorvo is always seen in life. Whether it’s mobile devices or routers at home, Qorvo is the world’s leading provider of RF solutions, designing, developing and manufacturing high-quality RF components for wireless communications.
Qorvo’s IoT and wireless product line
Qorvo has two main product lines, one focusing on mobile devices and the other focusing on IoT and infrastructure. Low-power products are mainly used in smart electronic tags, smart homes, smart lights and remote controls. And other fields.
Cees Links emphasizes that “Qorvo’s products cover the entire Internet of Things. In short-range communications and LAN applications, from RF front-end to modules, to chips, to software, to systems, we have related products. Qorvo Both networking and Wi-Fi 6 are leading the way, thanks to our superior product quality and highly integrated design.”
Qorvo is committed to multi-standard coexistence and always believes that a connected world will be a better connection. Regarding the future, Qorvo will follow the rapid development of the wireless communication and IoT market to provide more comprehensive system-level support.