Thursday, February 23, 2012

Good News for 802.11ac

Chipsets that support gigabit wifi! Can't come soon enough.

From Andrew Tarantola … Qualcomm Atheros Announces 802.11ac Chips, Wireless Connectivity Goes HD:

For mobile devices, the company [Qualcomm Atheros] will offer a combination Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/FM chip compatible with the company's Snapdragon S4 line of processors. The S4's are also compatible with current 802.11n chips, which should hasten the transition to the new wireless standard. Similar-caliber chips will also be paired with the S4 line for desktop, tablet, and notebook applications.

"By enabling client devices, such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks, with easy migration from 802.11n to 802.11ac, Qualcomm Atheros is paving the way for rapid adoption of products based on the new Wi-Fi standard," said Qualcomm Atheros president Craig Barratt in a statement,"This should provide for a smooth, full-scale transition to Gigabit-capable Wi-Fi networking within the next two years."


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