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Qorvo introduces GP695 System on Chip smart home device

January 042017
Qorvo introduces GP695 System on Chip smart home device

January 4, 2017 – Qorvo introduced a complete system on chip (SoC) for smart home devices that delivers multi-protocol support.

More than 600 million smart home devices are expected to ship annually by 2021, compared with 40 million in 2015*. Consumers can have peace of mind that devices built with Qorvo solutions will connect with future products in their home, helping to accelerate the smart home market.

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.

Supporting these different connectivity options allows for a single development platform and a single SKU, independent of the communication protocol used by the customer. With this, BLE-based smart phone connectivity for proximity-based services can combine with Thread or ZigBee 3.0 for smart home services.

For example, homeowners can use their mobile phones to connect a GP695-equipped door lock to a ZigBee smart home system using the phone's BLE protocol. The door lock then can be opened or closed from the mobile phone over BLE. To go a step further, this intelligent system can automatically lock the door over ZigBee when it detects that no one is in the 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.

The GP695 uses the ARM Cortex-M4 computing architecture, used by millions of software developers around the world. It features the Qorvo Wi-Fi interference mitigation technology and has an extended range that covers the entire home. 

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