What has set Qualcomm Atheros’ WLAN apart from the others?

Qualcomm Qualcomm Qualcomm Atheros’ wireless technologies offer clear performance and cost advantages in easy-to-build, complete solutions which enable our customers’ quick time to market with a better product.

Performance Innovation

Qualcomm Atheros is leading the WLAN performance innovation curve with our 802.11n XSPAN with Signal-Sustain Technology which delivers ~50% greater throughput at range versus conventional 2x2 MIMO solutions.  In fact, we have a history of looking for the most novel ways of delivering the very best wireless performance. We invented the first standards-enhanced WLAN technologies with Super G and Super AG, the only solutions to deliver 108 Mbps and use 40 MHz channel operation--now standardized with 11n.  Qualcomm Atheros XR  (eXtended Range) offers more than 2 times the range of standard 802.11g and a/g solutions, leveraging our Extreme Receive Sensitivity.

Market-leading Integration

Qualcomm Atheros’ leadership in wireless chip and total solution integration is unmatched. We have the world’s leading experience and expertise in RF CMOS design that enables extraordinary integration resulting in highly competitive, low cost solutions.  In our brief history, Qualcomm Atheros has led the industry in solution integration, having developed X single-chip wireless designs to date. This means that our solutions can help vendors make even the highest performance products accessible to mainstream home, office and Metro Wi-Fi users.

Just a few of our recent integration highlights are the industry’s….

  • First dual-band, single-chip client solution
  • Most integrated single-chip AP
  • First single-chip PCIe and mini PCI solutions
  • Only triple-radio, single-chip solution for MIMO/11n

Wireless Network Processor (WNPU) Leadership

To help our customers maximize the performance of 802.11n products, Qualcomm Atheros has custom-designed the industry’s only wireless network processors.  They offer a range of powerful processing power, Gigabit and Fast Ethernet support and multiple interfaces for the expanding multimedia, data networking and peripheral applications of 802.11n.  This means that Qualcomm Atheros-based 11n products overcome the processing bottlenecks encountered by competitive routers and access points.

Enhanced Features

In addition to providing superior throughput and range, Qualcomm Atheros WLAN solutions for the home and office offer ease of use and interoperability with other networking solutions.

JumpStart for Wireless ™ enables the user to setup an Qualcomm Atheros-based network with the press of a button.  And, it will interoperate with any wireless device that is certified for Wi-Fi Protected Setup ™.  This enhancement makes it easy to add a wide of array of devices to your JumpStart-established personal wireless network such as  cellular and VoIP phones, digital cameras, MP3s, digital media players, gaming devices and set-top boxes.

To enable seamless operation with the state-of-the-art Vista™ computing platform, Microsoft has selected Qualcomm Atheros’ WLAN solutions for the home and office. The benefit is a reliable and richer user media experience.