Ayla Networks and Qorvo to Jointly Develop ZigBee-Based IoT Gateways

Qorvo Will Showcase Ayla-Powered IoT-in-a-Box at IBC 2017 in Amsterdam

September 14, 2017

Ayla Networks, a global Internet of Things (IoT) platform for manufacturers, announced today that it is pursuing with Qorvo (NASDAQ: QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, the development of cellular-based IoT gateways for telecommunications service providers and mobile operators that provide home automation services.

Qorvo will showcase an Ayla-powered Smart Home Gateway solution at the IBC 2017 show, on September 15-19, 2017, at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre in Hall 1, Booth 1.A46.

“Qorvo‘s robust, best-in-class smart home gateways will enable Ayla to expand into the global mobile operator and telecommunications service provider markets,” said Bill Podrasky, vice president of business development for Ayla Networks. “Qorvo’s pedigree and reputation with operators expands the reach of our IoT platform, which is already the leading platform for manufacturers of smart home and other IoT products.”

“By combining our industry-leading 802.15.4/Bluetooth connectivity solution with Ayla’s end-to-end IoT platform, we have created a versatile and quick-to-market gateway product for our customers,” said Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo’s Wireless Connectivity business. “Ayla’s advanced IoT software technology gives us an opportunity to differentiate by offering smart home bundles that are complete IoT-in-a-box solutions.”

These smart home bundles can be used in a variety of applications, such as:

  • Smart home access: IoT gateway plus sensors such as smart locks
  • Smart home security: IoT gateway plus window and door sensors, smoke/carbon dioxide sensors, security cameras, and other sensors
  • Smart elderly care: IoT gateway plus motion detector, temperature, LED lighting, smart plug, and other sensors

IoT gateways connect individual IoT products—and specifically, the various IoT sensors they contain—to an IoT cloud. In a smart home environment, IoT gateways enable connected products that lack sufficient processing or communications capabilities on their own to connect to an IoT cloud. IoT gateways also perform crucial security and other tasks on behalf of the products connected to them.

The Ayla-powered Qorvo® gateway is built on the Qorvo GP712 System-on-Chip, which provides concurrent support for Thread and ZigBee® protocols on different RF channels. This enables designers to use a single transceiver on their gateway products to simultaneously serve ZigBee 3.0, Thread, ZigBee RF4CE and ZigBee Green Power in a single radio.

The Smart Home Gateway solution will be available globally, beginning in China and South Africa.

About Ayla Networks

Ayla Networks empowers leading manufacturers by simplifying the inherent complexity of the Internet of Things (IoT), enabling them to turn their products into smart connected systems and transform their businesses to compete in the game-changing world of connectivity. Delivered as a cloud platform-as-a-service (PaaS), Ayla’s IoT platform provides the flexibility and modularity to enable rapid changes to practically any type of device, cloud or app environment. Ayla is a member of the elite Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network, and all Ayla customers' connected products running on the Ayla IoT cloud are powered by the following AWS Services: AWS Data Transfer, RDS Service, Elastic Compute Cloud and Redshift. For more information, visit www.aylanetworks.com.

Ayla Contact:

Colleen Martell

Martell Communications

+1 (408) 832-0147