Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Qualcomm drives 802.11ac 2.0 ecosystem

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Qualcomm Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros Inc., is putting high performance Wi-Fi connectivity in consumers' hands and homes with the only end-to-end ecosystem of 802.11ac 2.0 solutions with multi-user multi-input/multi-output (MU-MIMO).

Leading home networking manufacturers such as AVM are introducing products based on Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac chipsets with Qualcomm® MU | EFX MU-MIMO technology, which Qualcomm Atheros introduced earlier this year to greatly improve Wi-Fi performance for the growing number of connected devices on home, business and public networks.

Mobile device manufacturers are also preparing smartphones and tablets to take advantage of these advanced features to achieve up to three times faster 11ac Wi-Fi. Further expanding its portfolio of 11ac 2.0 capable chips, Qualcomm Atheros is introducing the QCA9377, which extends the performance benefits of MU | EFX to notebooks, TVs, cameras, and other consumer electronics that are connecting to increasingly crowded Wi-Fi networks.

The single-stream 11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 combination chip is designed to provide the best possible performance with reduced power consumption.

Qualcomm VIVE is the only line of 802.11ac 2.0 solutions for networking equipment, consumer electronics, and mobile and computing devices. With more devices connecting via Wi-Fi, Qualcomm VIVE enabled networks with MU | EFX can multi-task like never before – supporting more simultaneous devices to make better use of wireless capacity that is wasted in Wi-Fi networks that serve one device at a time. As a result, Qualcomm MU | EFX helps consumers experience Wi-Fi to its maximum effect, with up to three times faster connections than other 802.11ac solutions currently available.

Showcasing Qualcomm Atheros' leadership in this sector, AVM will introduce a new FRITZ! Box router based on the Qualcomm IPQ and 4-stream 802.11ac with MU-MIMO products, targeting both retail and carrier segments.

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