A silicon-vendor perspective on LiFi technology and its evolution

This presentation provides a silicon vendor perspective on the evolution of LiFi technologies and perspectives for the future. A silicon vendor´s view on technologies provide a very realistic approach on the future of the technology and the techno-economic aspects that are behind product developments.

A presentation by Marcos Martinez, Director of Standards Engineering at MaxLinear.

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Question 1: What drives you?
It is important to add LiFi to the menu of technologies for transmission in the different application scenarios. LiFi technologies provide some specific characteristics that can complement other wireless technologies to achieve an objective of reaching full coverage. I like to be part of this effort to find the position of LiFi within the general communications infrastructure picture.

Question 2: What emerging technologies / trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
LiFi technology needs to find its sweet spot in the overall context of connectivity. It offers special characteristics that need to be stressed and leveraged to complement other transmission technologies. The use of LiFi technology in scenarios where wireless spectrum is not usable/is costly is maybe the most obvious application

Question 3: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Using LiFi technology in those applications where spectrum is expensive or RF connectivity is not easy will allow new applications that need mobility (industrial) or will make current wireless connectivity work optimally (e.g. home networking)

Question 4: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
The fragmentation of the market and a non-realistic view of what the role of LiFi can be in the connectivity ecosystems can be a barrier to mass-adoption of the technology

About Marcos Martínez
He is Director of Standards Engineering and is mainly focused on the identification of technical and market trends for future connectivity networks in access (optical, cable) and home segments (Wi-Fi, G.hn, MoCA, LiFi, Ethernet).
In addition he participates in connectivity SDOs efforts (ITU-T, IEEE 802.11, Wi-Fi Alliance, Broadband Forum, Homegrid Forum, MoCA Alliance…)

About MaxLinear
MaxLinear makes multi-gig connectivity a reality through digital, high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and software solutions. We revolutionize how people connect – driving faster, smarter networks – through engineering innovation.
You’ll find MaxLinear products at the heart of technologies and devices all around you. With a focus on low power and efficiency, our engineering innovations…

Marcos Martínez will be speaking at the 2022 edition of the LiFi Conference

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