NXP Launches World’s First QFN Solution to Enable Wi-Fi 6/6E in Premium Tier Smartphones and Computing Devices

OnePlus, global mobile technology company, selected NXP’s QFN RF Front End Solution for Wi-Fi 6 for its latest high-end flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 9 featuring Wi-Fi 6.

What’s New:  NXP’s highly integrated QFN Front End Solution for Wi-Fi 6/6E. The QFN solution supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 wireless network standard and supports new 6GHz spectrum.

Why it Matters: The new OnePlus handset is the industry’s first smartphone featuring a Wi-Fi-6 QFN solution, which allows for the smallest possible footprint inside the smartphone.  With its higher data rate and increased capacity, Wi-Fi 6 will power new consumer experiences on smartphones and drive the creation of new and compelling applications across a broad range of markets and services.


“NXP delivered a small, proven QFN solution that made it possible to accelerate the time to market window supporting the new Wi-Fi 6 technology with our flagship OnePlus 9 series smartphone.” Apollo Gu, RF Director of OnePlus


“With today’s exciting milestone, we believe that consumers can start to benefit quickly using the exciting new Wi-Fi 6 technology.” Doeco Terpstra, VP & General Manager Smart Antenna Solutions, NXP


Details on NXP’s QFN Front End Module for Wi-Fi 6/6E:  The new NXP WLAN7205C single channel QFN solution offers a small package with a monolithic integrated power amplifier, switch and low noise amplifier to improve the range capability of the handset’s Wi-Fi communications. The QFN package can be placed close to the antenna, reducing trace losses–unlike dual channel, modular solutions available in the market. This improves transmission and reception, increases battery life for longer Wi-Fi usage and enables faster data transmission for a greater user experience. The WLAN7205C solution offers a level of integration that includes the power amplifier, switch and low noise amplifier in a monolithic die which makes the smallest QFN package possible.


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