Certification Accelerates Development of Commercial UWB Accessories for iPhone and Apple Watch
GREENSBORO, N.C., July 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Qorvo® (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today announced it has completed MFi certification of interoperability for its Ultra-Wideband (UWB) solutions with the Apple U1 chip used in supported iPhone and Apple Watch models.* Qorvo UWB solutions comply with the Nearby Interaction accessory protocol and allow developers to easily design new commercial UWB-enabled accessories that leverage the advanced location, direction and distance capabilities of U1-equipped iPhone or Apple Watch models.
New background interaction functionality announced in iOS 16 enables applications to trigger real-time events, such as turning on lights or playing music, hands-free, even if the user isn’t actively using the application at the time. This will enable developers to create innovative new products and accessories that interact seamlessly with their environment, leveraging the full power and precision of UWB technology provided by Qorvo.
Eric Creviston, president of Qorvo Mobile Products, said, “Our extensive portfolio of UWB chips, modules and software will help accelerate the ecosystem of connected UWB products and accessories. Qorvo is a vital part of making a truly seamless user experience reality, where innovative technologies anticipate our needs and enrich our lives.”
Qorvo’s DW3110, an integrated Impulse Radio UWB wireless transceiver with Nearby Interaction firmware, has completed MFi certification. Qorvo’s portfolio of available modules and development kits based on DW3110 allow developers to immediately start the design of their UWB-enabled products. Qorvo’s products are also compliant with the IEEE 802.15.4z standard, and Qorvo UWB hardware and software solutions were developed in accordance with the FiRa consortium PHY and MAC specification.
Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.
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* U1-enabled iPhone models include iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch Series 7 feature the U1 chip.
VP, Investor Relations
Qorvo Mobile Products
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