Qualcomm Atheros provides connectivity solutions for the leading brands of notebooks and ultra-books. Our Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, GNSS and Ethernet have been optimized to deliver the robust and reliable connectivity that matters most to mobile consumers, with minimal impact on notebook battery life. We provide a wide array of solutions design options to address a range of platforms—from value-class consumer notebooks to high-performance, multimedia notebooks.
Qualcomm® VIVE™ Wi-Fi Technologies
Wi-Fi is the connectivity choice for mobile computers, and Qualcomm Atheros’ Wi-Fi is the technology-of-choice for the leading notebook brands. We offer a full portfolio of 802.11ac and 802.11n solutions that deliver exceptional network connectivity – up to 1.3Gbps and 450 Mbps, respectively.
VIVE solutions also use Wi-Fi Miracast™ to liberate videos, presentations, photos and web content from 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.
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Technology
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth technology gives notebook and netbook platforms short-range or personal area network connectivity to a multitude of Bluetooth-enabled devices. It brings added convenience to the mobile computing experience with wireless connections to keyboards, mice, headsets and printers. Qualcomm Atheros’ latest solutions support the new Bluetooth 4.0 standard, which not only enable 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’ Bluetooth solutions combine the bandwidth of Wi-Fi with the ease of Bluetooth pairing, enabling support for robust, high-bandwidth applications and longer battery charges.
Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi + Bluetooth
For PC OEMs adding multiple wireless features to notebooks and netbooks, Qualcomm Atheros offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combinations that deliver optimized throughput, size and power savings for today’s mobile platforms. Despite their tiny footprint and energy-saving qualities, our mobile Wi-Fi + Bluetooth solutions feature Qualcomm Atheros 1-stream 11n, Bluetooth 3.0 + High speed and Universal Wireless Cooperation™, for advanced wireless coexistence.
Qualcomm IZat™ Location Technology
IZat location solutions provide always-on positioning capabilities with unmatched accuracy and minimal impact on battery life. The end-to-end 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. 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.
Qualcomm ETHOS™ Ethernet
Qualcomm Atheros provides fast and Gigabit Ethernet PHY and controller solutions for notebook and netbook platforms. Featuring ETHOS-Designed Green Ethernet, Qualcomm Atheros’ solutions computing solutions comply with the 802.3az standard for Energy Efficient Ethernet to lower chip and overall system power to significantly extend battery charges.