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Qorvo Releases Multi-protocol System-on-Chip for Secure Smart Homes

The new platform is designed to help users mitigate uncertainty surrounding future Internet of Things standards.
By Rich Handley

The GP695 utilizes an ARM Cortex-M4 computing architecture. It also features Qorvo's Wi-Fi interference mitigation technology and offers a range that the company claims is sufficient to cover an entire home.

"The 2016 holiday season is set to showcase the increased popularity of smart-home devices," said Alex Davies, an analyst and editor at Rethink Technology Research, in a prepared statement. "These next two months should show promising growth for smart HVAC [heating, ventilation and air conditioning], smart security systems, connected video doorbells and intercoms, garage door controllers, lightbulbs, smoke alarms, and leak detectors." With insurance providers and operators moving into the smart-home sector, he noted, the use of such devices is growing.

"Qorvo now offers power-efficient, multi-protocol solutions for both gateway and sensor devices in the smart-home network," said Cees Links, the general manager of GreenPeak Technologies' Wireless Connectivity business unit, in the prepared statement. "By using these cost-effective chipsets, designers can let consumers control their smart homes without worrying about evolving IoT [Internet of Things] standards."

Qorvo will provide live demonstrations of its smart-home and IoT solutions in booth #42114 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The conference will be held next week in Las Vegas, Nev.

Additional information about the Internet of Things can be downloaded in Qorvo's free e-book series, Internet of Things for Dummies, the company reports. The two-volume series, designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the IoT's intricacies, is available at www.qorvo.com/iot-for-dummies.

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