Qualcomm® VIVE™ – It’s Wi with a lot more Fi
Like the air we breathe, most of us are completely dependent on Wi-Fi. It provides both freedom and connectivity in over 2 billion devices shipped this year alone – from smartphones, tablets and laptops, to TVs, gaming and audio systems. As more people use more wireless devices to access more bandwidth-hungry media content, Wi-Fi is under increasing pressure. This makes it tougher for everyone to enjoy a good wireless experience.
The air is cleaner at 5GHz
Enter Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac solutions, which deliver 3 times greater performance to bring your digital media to life. To relieve network congestion VIVE technologies use the larger 5 GHz swath of the wireless spectrum, offering more channels to reduce interference, while allowing for faster media transmissions over wider channels. And although 802.11ac operates exclusively in the 5 GHz band, VIVE products also support previous standards to remain compatible with existing Wi-Fi devices in your home or office.
To get additional performance, both your router AND your devices (like smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV) need to have 802.11ac. Luckily, Qualcomm VIVE includes an entire ecosystem of 11ac solutions that will accelerate the transition the next-generation of Wi-Fi:
- Qualcomm VIVE 1-stream 11ac for mobile phones and tablets (with integrated Bluetooth® and FM)
- Qualcomm VIVE 2- and 3-stream 11ac for computing
- Qualcomm VIVE 2- and 3-stream 11ac for CE
- Qualcomm VIVE 2- and 3-stream 11ac for networking equipment.
Mobile devices have traditionally been the last to adopt new Wi-Fi technologies. VIVE is built into Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon™ platforms, alongside Bluetooth 4.0 and FM capabilities. Such unmatched integration streamlines mobile designs and delivers greater Wi-Fi performance by eliminating interface bottlenecks that plague other mobile solutions.
Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac solutions are designed for practicality, efficiency, and affordability by offering:
- 3 times greater performance than previous Wi-Fi technologies, with PHY rates up to 1.3 Gbps
- Hardware-accelerated architecture to reduce the impact of 802.11ac from the host processor
- Power efficiencies to extend battery life of mobile and computing devices
Hybrid Networking with Qualcomm Atheros WLAN, Powerline and Ethernet
Qualcomm® Hy-Fi™ brings together the best of Wi-Fi, Powerline, and Ethernet to provide high-fidelity connectivity and deliver flawless media content everywhere in your home. With the flexibility to connect over wired or wireless, Hy-Fi makes home networks more flexible, simple and reliable.
Qualcomm Atheros’ wireless solutions use Wi-Fi® Miracast™ to liberate video, presentations, photos and web based content from the small screen (on smartphones, tablets and notebooks) onto TVs and other large screens. Based on the industry's peer-to-peer standard, Miracast enables simple and secure connections directly between computers, projectors, and other Wi-Fi devices – instead of connecting through a router or access point.
Seamless Hotspot Connectivity
Qualcomm Atheros’ Wi-Fi networking and mobile solutions are also certified for the new Wi-Fi® Passpoint™ features, which make it easier for people to find and connect to Wi-Fi hotspots. They automatically discover nearby hotspots and create a secure connection – without constantly requiring new passwords or account numbers. Mobile consumers can now enjoy seamless connectivity wherever they roam.
Many devices use multiple wireless features to support a variety of use cases – Wi-Fi for downloading cloud based media and applications, Bluetooth for audio and peripheral connections, FM for broadcast capabilities, and even LTE for advanced communications. Qualcomm Atheros employs both industry-standard and proprietary coexistence techniques to optimize the performance of multiple radios, and deliver a smooth, glitch-free experience.