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
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 and 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.