Distributed Wi-Fi: How a Pod in Every Room Enables Connected Smart Homes

A distributed Wi-Fi indoor infrastructure — the next generation of Wi-Fi mesh — could change our vision of how we consider the smart home and its connections to the Internet of Things (IoT). In this blog post, we explain distributed Wi-Fi, some of its design challenges and how a Pod in Every Room architecture can bring the connected smart home to …

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Is it Influence or Manipulation? A Case for an Internet Code of Conduct

Qorvo is a wireless connectivity company. Our intent is to make our world a better place by connecting more people to the internet and to each other. More recently, Qorvo also moved into connecting more things to the internet (Internet of Things), allowing us to make better decisions, faster. The proof of the progress is …

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The Impact of the IoT Demystified

The IoT (Internet of Things) is a modern-day buzzword with lofty expectations to have a profound impact on society. But what is it, how will we use it and what will that impact be? Is it exciting or will it be frightening? Will it be helpful? Who will be the winners and who will be …

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Wi-Fi Data Rates, Channels and Capacity

Considerable confusion exists about the performance that Wi-Fi at 5 GHz and at 60 GHz (WiGig) actually deliver. The cause of this confusion stems mostly from the complexity of the interplay of the technical factors involved, as well as the widely different Wi-Fi transmission environments – especially in indoor environments. Another reason is the not …

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Wi-Fi 802.11AX What’s It All About?

Is Wi-Fi Running Out of Steam? Despite the fact that nobody could keep track of the array of acronyms underlying Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b, .11a/g, .11n, .11ac), the good news was that each new version was a clear step forward in raw data rate. In four generations, that rate went from 11 Mb/s to 6.9 Gb/s …

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More Power to Zigbee® 3.0: The Power of Green Power

Since Green Power became a standard feature of Zigbee 3.0, can we now expect Green Power sensors everywhere? Indeed, the Green Power specification enables extremely low-power and low-cost coin cell-based sensors, because it offloads all the complexity related to meshing. But where did the meshing go? Don’t we need it anymore? And by the way, …

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What is the Real Value of IoT?

  Is the Internet of Things just another new technology fad? If you ask tech industry professionals, consumers, media, analysts and even the vendors who make and market IoT solutions, products and services, you will discover that there is a lot of confusion about what the Internet of Things is. First of all, the name …

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What Is the Real Value of IoT?

  How the IoT will make our lives better Is the Internet of Things just another new technology fad? If you ask tech industry professionals, consumers, media, analysts and even the vendors who make and market IoT solutions, products and services, you will discover that there is a lot of confusion about what the Internet …

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What is SHaaS? And why should you care?

In April 2016, Comcast released an interesting report, compiled from almost 1,300 US consumers, providing valuable insight into why customers are interested in smart home services, what features they really want and how they plan to use smart home technologies. The findings are detailed in The Safe & Smart Home: Security in the Smart Home …

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