Sunday, January 6, 2013

Qualcomm Atheros Demos StreamBoost-Enabled 802.11ac Routers

Qualcomm Atheros is demonstrating "StreamBoost" technology for Wi-Fi routers and gateways that manages bandwidth of a home broadband connection on an application basis.

The company's VIVE 802.11ac silicon provides up to 1.3 Gbps PHY rate of Wi-Fi capacity.  The new "StreamBoost" technology automatically manages and shapes traffic, giving each connected device and application the priority and bandwidth required for optimal performance.  Qualcomm StreamBoost also incorporates an opt-in, cloud-based service that continually increases the intelligence of the router, allowing new applications and devices to be identified and optimally managed as they are added to a network.
At this week's CES, Alienware and D-Link Systems, Inc. will be demonstrating StreamBoost routers based on Qualcomm VIVE™ 802.11ac technology for Gigabit-class Wi-Fi at International  Commercial availability is expected this spring.

"StreamBoost provides users with advanced control over their home networks to enable the first truly smart, connected homes," said Frank Azor, general manager, Alienware. "This technology will provide gamers with a more reliable and better performing online gaming experience, whether there are two, 12 or 20 devices using the network simultaneously."