Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Atheros Offers 2-Stream Mobile Wi-Fi Chip

Atheros introduced a dual-band, 2-stream 802.11n solution designed for mobile devices. It supports both 2.4 GHz and the 5 GHz bands, and delivers up to 170 Mbps of actual wireless throughput. The AR6004 also offers Atheros' Signal-Sustain Technology (SST), a unique set of 802.11n features that boost Wi-Fi signals across the entire wireless link -- improving wireless rate-over-range by an average of 50 percent versus conventional 2-stream products.

Atheros also introduced a 1-stream, single-band 802.11n solution for mobile devices. The AR6005 is described as the smallest, most energy efficient and cost-effective mobile 802.11n chip on the market. It measures 12 mm2, enabling it to be used in the thinnest mobile devices.

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