Santa Clara, California and Las Vegas, Nevada (January 5, 2016) – Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today announced the advanced Avastar® 88W8977 Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth® v4.2 low-power wireless System-on-Chip (SOC) designed to offer the smallest foot print and lowest bill of material (BoM) for the dynamic Wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Home markets.
“Marvell’s latest addition to its Avastar family of connectivity solutions, is a fully integrated combo SoC designed to be the lowest power 28nm connectivity solution on the market today,” said Kevin Tang, Senior Director of Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Business Unit at Marvell. “By offering a highly integrated device and enabling faster time-to-market, Marvell is well positioned to be a leading supplier to tier one OEMs in the fast-growing Wearable, IoT and Smart Home markets.”
With the rapidly growing number of devices connected to home networks offering audio, video, security, and plethora of cloud-based services, consumers increasingly demand a robust and uninterrupted wireless experience. Marvell’s advanced Avastar 88W8977 SoC provides dual-band capability with fully integrated front-end which is expected to reduce total system cost and design complexity. By leveraging 28nm technology and Marvell’s advanced radio architecture, the 88W8977 also significantly enhances range performance while improving power consumption efficiency which greatly benefits applications such as wearables, wireless audio and smart home security cameras demanding low power to extend battery life.
The Avastar 88W8977 is currently sampling to customers.
To learn more, please visit http://www.marvell.com/wireless/88W8977/
Marvell will be demonstrating its connectivity solutions at CES 2016 in Marvell’s suite, Level 3, Murano No. 3304, at The Venetian. CES is being held in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center and the Venetian Hotel on Jan. 6–9, 2016.
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