Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth® technology. It’s a great way to sync and share files, photos, music, games and videos at the speed of Wi-Fi, but with the ease of Bluetooth. It’s also a great way to extend and enhance the usability of small mobile devices by connecting to external headsets, keyboards, mice and printers. Such efficient, very low-power connectivity brings devices together and transfers content at close range. And, it cooperates with Qualcomm Atheros’ Wi-Fi in versatile combos that deliver the best of both wireless technologies.
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth Technologies
Qualcomm Atheros is committed to delivering best-in-class Bluetooth solutions that provide the highest performance, while consuming the least power. Designed to address the personal area network (PAN) requirements of notebooks, tablets, gaming controllers, consoles and portable players, audio and media devices, remotes and mobile handsets—our Bluetooth solutions are delivered in a variety of form factors and configurations to suit the design needs of many different platforms.
Ultra Low Power
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth solutions employ advanced architectures and protocols to save power during sleep, stand-by and active states, extending the battery life of mobile computers, portable consumer electronics and handsets, and conserving power on fixed devices like desktop computers.
Qualcomm Atheros Bluetooth & Wi-Fi® Combos
As more devices include multiple wireless features for different applications, Qualcomm Atheros is bringing together it’s world-class Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies into combo designs that address our customers’ needs.
Superior Wireless Coexistence
Our Bluetooth designs feature Universal Wireless Cooperation™ technology, which goes beyond coexistence to ensure enhanced cooperation between co-located Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios. With 2-, 3- and 4-wire handshake protocols and an advanced suite of Packet Traffic Arbitration (PTA) algorithms, consisting of channel protection and timesharing mechanisms, and Qualcomm Atheros’ proprietary WLAN/Bluetooth Coexistence Agent™, our Bluetooth solutions offer best-in-class performance while enabling glitch-free WLAN signals.
Qualcomm Atheros offers a variety of Bluetooth configurations and packaging options to ease the design process. It’s portfolio has evolved as Bluetooth specifications and software has progressed, and now includes products that support Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy, Bluetooth 3.0 High Speed, and Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) standards. All of these solutions feature Qualcomm Atheros’ single-chip Bluetooth architectures with both hosted and un-hosted options and support for UART and USB interfaces.
As a proponent of open software, Qualcomm Atheros provides its own Bluetooth stack for easy portability and also supports standard Bluetooth stacks such as Blue Z on Linux, Chrome OS, and Android OS. All Bluetooth profiles in Blue Z are supported, including headset and hands-free profiles, A2DP, FTP, DUN, OPP, PAN, SPP and PBAP.