It all computes. Without the right connections, a computer is just a computer. Notebooks, tablets, and desktops are much greater than the sum of their parts when communication is seamless and simple. And with high-performance, low-power connectivity from Qualcomm Atheros, those parts have more synergy than ever before.
Qualcomm Atheros serves the industry’s leading computing customers with high-performance, energy-efficient Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GNSS, and Ethernet technologies. . W e deliver solutions for all computing segments, including notebooks, tablets, desktops and All-in-Ones.
To provide our customers with maximum design flexibility, we provide a wide array of connectivity and interface options, and offer comprehensive software support across Windows® and Linux for Chrome and Android operating systems.
Qualcomm Atheros offers a comprehensive portfolio of 802.11ac and 802.11n products – with and without Bluetooth – that ensure robust, simple, and reliable Wi-Fi for all computing platforms:
- 2- and 3-stream 802.11ac solutions
- 1-, 2- and 3-stream 802.11n solutions (single-band and dual-band)
Qualcomm Atheros offers a variety of Bluetooth solutions for computing applications. Our products support the Bluetooth 4.0 standard, which not only enables high-speed wireless connections between PCs, peripherals and other Bluetooth products, 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 2.1 +EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) options . All of our Bluetooth computing solutions feature Universal Wireless Cooperation™, which goes beyond coexistence to enable optimal performance of the WLAN while the computer also transmits Bluetooth signals, thus ensuring an enhanced user experience.
Qualcomm IZat™ Location Solutions
IZat location solutions provide always-on positioning capabilities with unmatched accuracy and minimal impact on battery life. IZat GNSS chipsets use all of the most advanced positioning techniques to enhance the mobile experience and support the growing number of location-based services across device architectures.
Qualcomm Atheros Ethernet solutions for computing feature industry-leading compact size and low-power. Qualcomm Atheros’ controller and PHY solutions for the computing market comply with the IEEE’s 802.3az standard for Energy Effficient Ethernet, to reduce power consumed, particularly when the computer is idle. To learn more, see EDGE: ETHOS-Designed Green Ethernet.
Given the significant premium associated with longer battery charges in all mobile computing platforms, Qualcomm Atheros is focused on delivering ultra low-power connectivity solutions for computing, leveraging a variety of power-saving techniques and protocols to minimize power consumption.
Qualcomm Atheros’ latest 802.11n solutions use Wi-Fi Display to liberate videos, presentations, photos and web content from computers onto larger screens. Based on the industry's Wi-Fi Direct peer-to-peer standard, Wi-Fi Display enables simple and secure connections directly between computers, projectors, TVs and other Wi-Fi devices – instead of connecting through a router or access point.