Voice assistants are fueling growth in the smart home market. According to a report from Gartner (VPA-Enabled Wireless Speakers, Worldwide, 2016-2021, published August 11, 2017), end-user spending for the worldwide virtual personal assistant (VPA) -enabled wireless speaker market is forecast to reach $3.52 billion by 2021, up from $720 million in 2016.
With the ability to support Zigbee and Thread on different RF channels, the GP712 SoC enables designers to use a single transceiver for gateway products to simultaneously serve both protocols. This keeps gateway devices from becoming obsolete as protocol standards evolve. The GP712 also features Qorvo’s best-in-class range and low-power operation, and robust RF technology that limits interference.
The GP712 was the first Zigbee 3.0-compliant platform, and the first multi-channel IoT transceiver in the industry to be certified for the Thread protocol. Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, says, “The integration of Qorvo’s future-proof GP712 in the HUMAX Chorus allows operators to easily deliver turnkey IoT solutions to consumers. Qorvo is the only company to simultaneously support Zigbee 3.0, Thread, Zigbee RF4CE and Zigbee Green Power in a single radio. This flexibility significantly expands smart home opportunities for operators and end users.”
“HUMAX is excited to be working with Qorvo to integrate its GP712 chipset into our products. As a leading provider of gateway solutions, this will considerably enhance the innovative solutions and services we can provide our operators and end customers. HUMAX continues to provide excellence in the ever expanding Smart Home marketplace, and our association with Qorvo underscores our commitment in this field,” Tae-Hun Kim, CEO of HUMAX, adds.
Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business is one of the leading developers of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT. More information is available by downloading the Qorvo 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. The e-books are available at: www.qorvo.com/iot-for-dummies.
Founded in 1989, HUMAX is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of digital set-top boxes, smart home and gateway solutions, connected devices and network solutions, exporting its products to more than 90 countries across the globe. The company, having its headquarters in Korea and R&D centers in Korea and Vietnam, has subsidiaries and branch offices in 20 countries including the US.
Qorvo products, including the HUMAX voice-controlled smart-home solution will be showcased during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, in booth #42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.
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