Wi-Fi is standards-driven wireless network technology that continues to show exceptional growth, driven by the ubiquitous adoption in smartphones and home networked solutions. The standard has evolved to meet the growing data needs; initial solutions supported less than 10 Mbps, with the most recent products supporting over 1 Gbps transmissions. Wi-Fi continues to grow with the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the continued growth of always-connected devices. The use of high-performance carrier-grade Wi-Fi and enterprise-grade Wi-Fi products is also growing. These devices typically contain multiple high-performance radios.
The phenomenal improvement in data throughput has been achieved by increasing the complexity of the modulation scheme, increasing channel bandwidths, the implementation of channel bonding, etc. All of these advancements also continue to push the RF requirements of the solution. The RF requirements for the carrier- and enterprise-grade solutions are even more stringent—primarily in the linearity and isolation requirements.
Peregrine supplies high isolation, high linearity switch products into this market.