ON Semiconductor has announced that Sierra Wireless has chosen QCS-AX Wi-Fi 6 chipsets to power the Wi-Fi functionality of its XR Series of multi-network 5G routers. The supercharged XR90 and XR80 routers are intended to produce high performance and seamless connectivity over 5G cellular, Wi-Fi and Ethernet networks for mission and business-critical applications.

Embedded with the chipsets from ON Semiconductor, the series provides best-in-class flexibility and reliability amongst 5G and Wi-Fi radios while intelligently connecting to the best-performing network at the appropriate time. With up to 2.4Gbps speed in a single band, the chipsets can be configured for dual-band concurrent operation to give optimised performance together with simultaneous access point and station capability.

“Leveraging the Wi-Fi expertise from ON Semiconductor, we are proud to introduce this new generation of 5G routers,” said Tom Mueller, VP of Product Enterprise Networking, Sierra Wireless. “The XR Series offers secure connectivity that enable customers to maximise 5G performance across any network, even in the most challenging environments.”

“The XR Series is a great example of how 5G and Wi-Fi 6 converge to provide high performance and reliable connectivity for mobile enterprise applications,” said Irvind Ghai, vice president of Marketing, Wireless Connectivity and Signal Processing Division at ON Semiconductor. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Sierra Wireless, a pioneer in the use of 5G cellular technologies, and be part of this transformative connectivity adoption to help improve real-time communications for mission and business-critical applications.”