- December 21, 2017
December 21, 2017 – Qorvo, a provider of RF solutions that connect the world, announced that its multi-stack, multi-protocol GP712 System-on-Chip is in the new Zigbee-based HUMAX Chorus Voice Assistant. The pairing is advancing the Internet of Things (IoT) by creating a turnkey, smart home system for operators that integrates gateways, sensor devices, cloud platforms and mobile applications.
Voice assistants are fueling growth in the smart home market. According to a report from Gartner, Inc., 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. 1
With the ability to support Zigbee and Thread on different RF channels, the GP712 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.
Qorvo products that are designed to solve the IoT’s toughest RF challenges will be showcased during CES 2018 (#CES2018) in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, in booth #42531, Halls A-D of Sands Expo.