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New Qualcomm chips aim to bring 1.3Gbps WiFi to one and all

Faster WiFi is on a lot of wish lists, and today Qualcomm announced a line of chips for all sorts of consumer electronics that the company claims will achieve 1.3 Gigabit-per-second speeds over wireless. Qualcomm's plans for mobile, desktop, and router gigabit-speed wireless chips will most likely be compliant with the brand-new 802.11ac wireless standards to be ratified by the IEEE this year. There is a chance, however, that the IEEE will ratify a standard with slight changes that could prevent the phones, routers, and computers of early adopters from being interoperable with future 802.11ac products.

 

Source: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2012/02/qualcomm-announces-wireless-chips-with-80211ac-standards-in-mind.ars

 

 

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Qualcomm has launched its Atheros 802.11ac product range, an ecosystem of high-speed WiFi chipsets promising up to 6.9Gbps data rates in smartphones, tablets, smart TV hardware, computers and home routers. Getting its official unveil at MWC next week, the new Atheros line-up deliveres “practical gigabit wireless” performance Todd Antes, Qualcomm Atheros VP of product management told SlashGear and addresses the “looming challenge” of exponential growth in WiFi-enabled clients. It’s not just a matter of faster speeds, though: 802.11ac says there’ll be better range and overall capacity, too, as well as improved battery life for mobile devices.

 

Source: http://www.slashgear.com/qualcomm-talks-atheros-802-11ac-for-super-fast-wifi-23214890/

 

 

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Edited by djriful - 2/23/12 at 4:27pm
 
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drool.gif can't wait! The phones will cost a fortune thou rolleyes.gif
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haha ooooo man, this is going to be interesting!
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I need 10GE now!
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I can't wait to get my hands on some Cisco and Aruba gear.

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so technicly we ll have the whole computer that can reach the 1 gb/s and a very limited few of us will have the google 1gbés internet service !nice !
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Give me something a little faster than my 3mbit/s DSL and I'll be happy.
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so technicly we ll have the whole computer that can reach the 1 gb/s and a very limited few of us will have the google 1gbés internet service !nice !

1Gb/s, not GB/s. It's 125MB/s.
    
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My internet connection already bottlenecks my Wifi speed and I never transfer files over wifi....

...and yet after seeing this, I still want it... tongue.gif
    
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