People on the go are always connected. Whether downloading a video on a smartphone, gaming with friends on a train, or checking in to a social network, people no longer have to compromise experience for convenience. By connecting more devices in the home, at the office, and everywhere in between, Qualcomm Atheros mobile solutions keep the world moving.
Qualcomm Atheros provides cutting-edge connectivity and location based capabilities for mobile phones, tablets, eReaders, handheld games, PNDs and a variety of other portable consumer electronics. In addition to single-chip Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®/FM and GNSS solutions, Qualcomm Atheros integrates these features into Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ mobile processors. Integrating connectivity into the MSM™ fabric removes system bottlenecks to maximize performance, while minimizing power consumption.
Qualcomm Atheros wireless solutions provide fast and reliable connectivity to enhance mobile experiences with minimal impact on battery life. Our portfolio of Wi-Fi solutions addresses the performance, size, power, and cost requirements of today's portable devices. With these unique features, we provide customers the flexibility to customize designs for a variety of wireless applications and price points. Options include:
- Qualcomm® Vive™ 1-stream 802.11ac, as well as 1- and 2-stream 802.11n
- Single-band (2.4GHz) and dual-band (2.4/5GHz)
- Combination solutions (with integrated Bluetooth and FM) that are integrated with Qualcomm MSM platforms
- Discrete SoCs to address a broad range of Wi-Fi only designs
- Support for a variety of standard interfaces
Our latest mobile solutions use Wi-Fi Miracast™ capabilities to liberate videos, photos and web content from smartphones and tablets onto larger screens, such as TVs. Based on the industry's Wi-Fi Direct peer-to-peer standard, Miracast capabilities enables simple and secure connections directly between devices – instead of connecting through a router or access point.
Superior ISM/LTE Collaboration
When deployed on Qualcomm’s LTE enabled platforms, Qualcomm Atheros connectivity solutions enable proprietary co-existence and collaboration techniques – including circuit level optimization and advanced algorithms to enable maximum performance of WLAN, Bluetooth and LTE connections. This unique collaboration allows for maximum throughput, extended battery life and minimum eBOM.
Superior Bluetooth Coexistence
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth solutions provide robust personal area network connectivity between mobile phones, headsets, speakers, and other devices. Our latest products support the new Bluetooth 4.0 standard, which not only enables high-speed wireless connections, but also offers low-power mode to operate with battery-powered devices that aren’t traditionally “connected.” Qualcomm Atheros also offers Bluetooth 3.0 High Speed and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR performance options. All of our Bluetooth solutions feature Universal Wireless Cooperation™, which goes beyond traditional coexistence methods to ensure the best user experience for devices with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Qualcomm Atheros AP Mode Connectivity
With our AP Mode connectivity, a smartphone or other mobile CE device can instantly and securely share the Internet data connection with up to ten Wi-Fi enabled devices such as PCs, eBooks and tablets.
Qualcomm® IZat™ Location Solutions
Featured in over 1 billion mobile devices, Qualcomm IZat location solutions provide always-on positioning capabilities with unmatched accuracy and minimal impact on battery life. The end-to-end Qualcomm IZat platform augments satellite-based measurements with cellular, Wi-Fi and sensor positioning techniques, and leverages an array of cloud-based assistance servers to provide a superior location experience. Qualcomm IZat GNSS chipsets are integrated into Qualcomm’s MSM, MDM and APQ platforms, and also sold as discrete SoCs to support a wide variety of device architectures.