Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWKS), an innovator of high-performance analog semiconductors connecting people, places and things, today announced that its highly integrated SkyOne solution for WiFi is enabling Facebook’s Oculus Quest. Quest is the industry’s first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) gaming platform allowing players to wirelessly connect to the cloud for a seamless and immersive experience.
Oculus has become a pioneer in VR gaming with its next-generation headset which features a camera-based positional tracking system and does not require a wired connection to a PC or phone to operate. By leveraging Skyworks’ innovative capabilities, the device delivers real-time wireless connectivity and offers users untethered six degrees of freedom ─ or the ability to move in any direction and walk through virtual space just as they would in the physical world.
“We are powering an increasingly diverse array of emerging, high-growth segments across the IoT ecosystem,” notes Carlos Bori, Skyworks’ senior VP of sales & marketing.
According to a research report from IDC in March, global shipments of augmented reality and virtual reality headsets are forecast to reach 8.9 million units in 2019, up 54% from the prior year. Fueled largely by new devices like the Oculus Quest, units are expected rise at a five-year compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 67% to nearly 69 million by 2023.
Skyworks says that its fully integrated SkyOne WiFi solution (SKY85813-11) expedites time-to-market, incorporating all the required functionality to deliver maximum Wi-Fi range and speed including:
- dual-band functionality (2GHz and 5GHz) front-end module;
- high performance 5GHz power amplifier (PA) transmit and low-noise amplifier (LNA) enhanced receive paths;
- 2GHz bulk acoustic wave (BAW) co-existence filter;
- directional coupler;
- precision analog switch; and
- fully matched input/output