Part number : QCA9880
Functions : Chipset
Manufacturer : Qualcomm Technologies
Qualcomm Atheros’ entire family of 802.11ac solutions—from networking to mobile and computing—was designed with on-board processors and hardware acceleration to offload Wi-Fi processing from the host CPU. This architectural advantage enables highly efficient Gigabit wireless performance without the use of costly, power-hungry, Gigabit-class processors. By pairing the QCA9880 802.11ac radio with the QCA9558 802.11n SoC, networking OEMs can build cost-effective and power-efficient 802.11ac-enabled products that are capable of aggregate PHY rates of up to 1.7 Gbps. This dual-band platform will help drive the market transition to the latest Wi-Fi technology and enable customers to deliver home routers, carrier gateways and enterprise access points (APs) in time for the first wave of 802.11ac certification, which the Wi-Fi Alliance has scheduled for the first quarter of 2013.