NXP Semiconductors has announced a new family of 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Dual-Band + Bluetooth/BLE solutions that are pushing a new phase of connectivity innovation for advanced gaming, audio, industrial and IoT markets. Enabling the world’s first Wi-Fi 6 enabled gaming console, the company's optimised IW62X family of products provide improved capacity, efficiency and performance for next-generation connectivity solutions including smart consumer IoT hubs, video-enabled smart devices, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) devices, wireless speakers and a galaxy of further IoT applications.
“Today we’re delivering the industry’s leading 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 Dual-Band + Bluetooth solutions, enabling both the gaming industry and one of its most prominent console makers with Wi-Fi 6 for the first time,” said Rafael Sotomayor, Executive Vice President of Connectivity and Security at NXP.
“This product announcement reinforces NXP’s position at the cutting edge of connectivity and our ability to enable advanced wireless capabilities for the future of gaming plus the exponential growth in Wi-Fi 6 access points and IoT devices tethered to a single gateway. Our IW62X family of integrated Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth solutions brings a step-change in high performance and power-efficient solutions for the latest-generation of smart home IoT services, connected industrial applications and the vast number of consumer devices that rely on power-efficient Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity to maximise the user experience.”
Driving the future of consumer and industrial IoT the company's family of solutions bring a boost in speed, and a 4x increase in network capacity and a 2x increase in bandwidth over past generations of Wi-Fi. This increased capacity with less latency supports a particularly higher numbers of users and devices connected to a network or gateway.