Telecom Lead Asia: Qualcomm Atheros has showcased
solutions that integrate 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity for
tablets and notebook computers.
Qualcomm Atheros’ 1-, 2- and 3-stream solutions are part
of the company’s end-to-end 802.11ac ecosystem, which is driving Gigabit-class
wireless connectivity in mobile, computing, consumer electronics and networking
Qualcomm Atheros’ 802.11ac solutions are designed to
deliver connectivity with the speed and reliability essential to today’s mobile
Qualcomm Atheros’ 802.11ac offers more than three times
the Wi-Fi performance of 802.11n per stream and is capable of delivering up to
1.3 Gbps PHY rates with the company’s 3-stream solutions. The new solutions
feature Bluetooth 4.0 with low-power mode for connecting mobile computers to
wireless keyboards, headsets, speakers, printers and other peripherals while
also conserving battery power.
Qualcomm Atheros’ 802.11ac solutions will ensure
end-product interoperability when the Wi-Fi Alliance begins its certification
program in the first quarter of 2013. For tablets, the WCN3680 mobile 802.11ac
solution features integrated Bluetooth 4.0 and FM capabilities.
Paired with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon APQ8064 application
processor, the solution delivers always-on, always-connected mobile computing
experiences on tablet platforms. The WCN3680 supports 433 Mbps maximum PHY
rates, with end-user throughput up to 200 Mbps for tablets based on Windows 8,
Windows RT, Android and other Linux-based operating systems.
“Qualcomm Atheros is the only company in the
industry to offer integrated 802.11ac chipsets for virtually every device
class. We are focused on delighting consumers by creating seamless computing
experiences to enjoy 802.11ac capabilities while on the go, in addition to
delivering standard-setting performance at home or work,” said Amir
Faintuch, senior vice president and general manager, consumer business unit,