Greensboro, N.C. – Qorvo, a provider of RF solutions, introduced a complete system on chip (SoC) for smart home devices that delivers multi-protocol support with “best-in-class” power consumption. The GP695 SoC integrates multiple communication protocols, including IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee 3.0, Thread and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for sensors and actuators throughout the home.
This enables a single development platform and a single SKU independent of the communication protocol used by the customer, said Qorvo. “With this, BLE-based smart phone connectivity for proximity-based services can combine with Thread or ZigBee 3.0 for smart home services,” the company added.
The GP695 uses the proven ARM Cortex-M4 computing architecture. It features the Qorvo Wi-Fi interference mitigation technology and has an extended range that covers the entire home.
The GP695 complements the multi-protocol GP712, for use with smart home gateways. The GP712 was introduced in 2016 by GreenPeak Technologies – now the Qorvo Wireless Connectivity business.
“Qorvo now offers power-efficient, multi-protocol solutions for both gateway and sensor devices in the smart home network,” said Cees Links, general manager of the Wireless Connectivity business unit, in a statement. “By using these cost-effective chipsets, designers can let consumers control their smart homes without worrying about evolving IoT standards.”
Qorvo will feature live demonstrations of its smart home and IoT solutions at its booth during CES, Sands Expo, Halls A-D Booth #42114.
More information about the IoT is available by downloading Qorvo's free e-book series, “Internet of Things For Dummies.” The two-volume series is designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the intricacies of the IoT.