Introducing Qualcomm® Hy-Fi™: The Hybrid Wired / Wireless Network.
Hy-Fi brings together the best of Wi-Fi®, Powerline and Ethernet to deliver the most flexible and reliable content distribution throughout the entire network. This smart technology selects the optimal path to overcome obstacles and enable flawless delivery of HD media to devices everywhere in the home. It’s the network that adapts to you, not the other way around.
Qualcomm's Hy-Fi Technology
Qualcomm Atheros is taking an unprecedented approach to solving the home networking issues faced by many consumers. Rather than forcing one technology to fit every home and every application, Qualcomm Atheros is leveraging its arsenal of Wi-Fi®, HomePlug® AV and Ethernet solutions to deliver a high-performance network with the reliability of wires and the flexibility of wireless.
Qualcomm Atheros offers a variety of Hy-Fi reference designs based on various combinations of its XSPAN® wireless LAN, AMP™ powerline and ETHOS® Ethernet technologies. These designs provide networking manufacturers with complete hardware and software solutions that can be used to build a variety of hybrid home networking products, from routers to adapters.
Reliable connectivity everywhere
Qualcomm's Hy-Fi solutions help consumers build a home network with the performance they need, where they need it. It starts with the world’s fastest powerline and Wi-Fi solutions, which together provide nearly a Gigabit of unlicensed spectrum. By merging this wired and wireless capacity, hybrid networks can support even more devices and more bandwidth-intensive applications. In addition to sheer bandwidth, Qualcomm's Hy-Fi solutions offer the flexibility to ensure robust connectivity in every room in the home. Consumers can easily mix-and-match products to suit the unique characteristics of their home and the bandwidth requirements of their applications.
Taking the “work” out of home networking
The world’s most powerful networking equipment is worthless unless someone can install it. To alleviate the challenges that consumers face when setting up a home network, Qualcomm Atheros has added “behind the scenes” intelligence. In addition to unifying the wired and wireless networks with a single user interface, Qualcomm Atheros’ hybrid software simplifies network setup, security and management. It also eliminates the hassles of expanding the network in the future, by allowing push-button configuration of any Hy-Fi adapter.
Turning the home network into a platform for carrier-grade services
Improving the home networking experience for consumers is just the first step. Hy-Fi networks offer great possibilities for service providers, too. To keep pace with the increasing bandwidth to the home, carriers are looking for systems with the capacity and reliability to support media services throughout the home. The performance and features of Qualcomm Atheros’ hybrid solutions will continue to evolve to meet this need. Eventually, Qualcomm’s Hy-Fi networks will provide a powerful platform on which carriers can deliver a host of profitable services – from whole-home media distribution and video-on-demand, to home control and energy management.