NXP introduces Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth solutions

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NXP Semiconductors has unveiled a family of 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) Dual Band + Bluetooth/BLE solutions for the advanced gaming, audio, industrial and IoT markets.

The IW62X family has been developed to provide increased capacity, efficiency and performance for next-generation connectivity solutions from smart consumer IoT hubs, to wireless speakers, along with a broad range of IoT applications.

The 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 solutions are intended for advanced gaming consoles that demand high-performance Wi-Fi with near zero wireless controller lag time and low-latency multiplayer gaming experiences (via a single, in-room console) over wireless networks. The IW62X also offer real-time interactions for cloud-based gaming devices, clients and services by providing high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity needed for full 4k / 60 fps gameplay.

Commenting Rafael Sotomayor, Executive Vice President of Connectivity and Security at NXP, said, “The 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 maximize the user experience.”

NXP’s family of 2x2 Wi-Fi 6 Dual Band + Bluetooth solutions will bring a significant boost in speed, and a 4x increase in network capacity and a 2x increase in bandwidth over previous generations of Wi-Fi. This increased capacity with reduced latency will be able to support a significantly higher number of users and devices connected to a network or gateway.

Use cases, include:

  • AR/VR headsets, making full, completely wireless immersive experiences in HD possible.
  • Multi-channel home theatre audio experiences with wireless speakers, video-enabled smart assistants with full bandwidth to support seamless 4k video interaction and content streaming.
  • Smart IoT hubs, appliances and accessories, outdoor and remote IP-enabled security cameras.
  • Consumer, commercial, and industrial IoT solutions for home and building control (smart lighting, building safety and security and climate control).
The BT/BLE radios support Bluetooth/BLE standards (BLE LR/2Mbps, BLE AoA/AoD, BLE Mesh), independent Bluetooth connections and operational modes with multiple external devices. These capabilities will enable advanced smart hub and smart home services that use Bluetooth-based positioning and Mesh connectivity, providing support for numerous applications, including:

  • Dual/independent wireless headset support.
  • Robust support of audio steaming (via stereo A2DP, Isochronous Channel).
  • Separate low-power peripheral / accessory control, including speaker, voice assistant, audio hubs/soundbar, physical remote control and low-power device wakeup.

The IW62X family also features the highest level of integration currently available in the market, including 2.4 and 5 GHz dual band Power Amplifiers (PAs), Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) antenna switches, and a power management unit that substantially reduces system-level BOM (Bill of Materials) and device board area. while also simplifying chip-on-board and integrated-module designs.