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Qorvo and HUMAX to Provide Zigbee Smart Voice Assistant

By Ken Briodagh December 20, 2017

According to a recent release, Qorvo, a provider of RF solutions, has deployed its multi-stack, multi-protocol GP712 System-on-Chip in the new Zigbee-based HUMAX Chorus Voice Assistant. The pairing is designed to advance the Internet of Things (IoT) by creating a turnkey, smart home system for operators that integrates gateways, sensor devices, cloud platforms and mobile applications.

With the ability to support Zigbee and Thread on different RF channels, the GP712 will enable designers to use a single transceiver for gateway products to simultaneously serve both protocols, according to the company. This keeps gateway devices from becoming obsolete as protocol standards evolve. The GP712 also features Qorvo’s best-in-class range and low-power operation, and robust RF technology that limits interference.

The GP712 was the first Zigbee 3.0-compliant platform, and the first multi-channel IoT transceiver in the industry to be certified for the Thread protocol.

“The integration of Qorvo’s future-proof GP712 in the HUMAX Chorus allows operators to easily deliver turnkey IoT solutions to consumers,” said Cees Links, general manager, Wireless Connectivity business unit, Qorvo. “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.”

More information about the IoT is available by downloading the Qorvo free e-book series, “Internet of Things For Dummies.” The two-volume series is designed to help technical and nontechnical professionals understand the intricacies of the IoT. The e-books are available at: www.qorvo.com/iot-for-dummies. In addition, a video about the IoT – The 3 Ahas That Make IoT Work – can be accessed here.

Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business is a developer of wireless semiconductor system solutions for connected devices, with a broad range of advanced RF chips and software for smart home data communications and the IoT.

“HUMAX is excited to be working with Qorvo to integrate its GP712 chipset into our products,” said Tae-Hun Kim, CEO, HUMAX. “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.”


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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