Qorvo chip baked into HUMAX voice assistant

Dec. 21, 2017
Qorvo's (NASDAQ:QRVO) multi-stack, multi-protocol GP712 System-on-Chip (SoC) is in the new Zigbee-based HUMAX Chorus Voice Assistant ...

Qorvo's (NASDAQ:QRVO) multi-stack, multi-protocol GP712 System-on-Chip (SoC) is in the new Zigbee-based HUMAX Chorus Voice Assistant. The pairing is intended to create a smart home system for operators that integrates gateways, sensor devices, cloud platforms and mobile applications.

Designed to support Zigbee and Thread on different RF channels, the GP712 is intended to let designers use a single transceiver for gateway products to simultaneously serve both protocols. The chip was introduced in January 2017.

Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business unit, said: "The integration of Qorvo's future-proof GP712 in the HUMAX Chorus allows operators to easily deliver turnkey IoT solutions to consumers. Qorvo is the only company to simultaneously support Zigbee 3.0, Thread, Zigbee RF4CE and Zigbee Green Power in a single radio. This flexibility significantly expands smart home opportunities for operators and end users."

Tae-Hun Kim, CEO of HUMAX, said, "HUMAX is excited to be working with Qorvo to integrate its GP712 chipset into our products. As a leading provider of gateway solutions, this will considerably enhance the innovative solutions and services we can provide our operators and end customers. HUMAX continues to provide excellence in the ever-expanding smart home marketplace, and our association with Qorvo underscores our commitment in this field."

Qorvo products will be showcased at CES 2018 in Las Vegas Jan. 9-12.