RF solutions provider Qorvo and IoT company Leedarson have partnered to create a family of smart home lighting products that operate concurrently with Zigbee 3.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5.0 protocols.
The first of these solutions is a new Leedarson smart light bulb and light switch that integrates Qorvo’s QPG6095 system-on-chip (SoC), a multi-protocol/multi-channel smart home communications controller for low-power wireless applications. This new smart light bulb is being demonstrated at IFA.
According to research institute IDC, the market for smart home lighting products is expected to grow from US$1 billion in 2017 to US$3.5 billion in 2022, at a compound annual growth rate of 26%.
The Qorvo QPG6095 SoC supports different connectivity standards, including IEEE 802.15.4, Zigbee 3.0, Thread and BLE 5.0, to connect to sensors and actuators throughout the home. This enables integration of multi-protocol use cases in IoT devices, supporting simultaneous interactions with a BLE-enabled smartphone and the Zigbee network.
The QPG6095 is BLE 5.0 and Zigbee 3.0 platform and product certified, and Zigbee certified for Touchlink, for lighting applications. It also features green power energy efficiency, extended range and battery life and interference mitigation.
Luke Lin, president of IoT for LEEDARSON, said, “Qorvo’s QPG6095 allows us to develop solutions that support multiple IoT protocols, enabling new use cases and applications in the lighting market. Its Green Power feature enables coin cell battery operation, offering a longer battery life of 10 years for light switches and smart home sensors. This greatly reduces cost and time spent by users replacing batteries.”
Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business unit, said, “The QPG6095 is a ready-to-use solution that helps original equipment manufacturers reduce costs and development time, and enhance the speed at which they can respond to the changing needs of their customers.”