Atheros have created a new XSPAN AR9462 chip which combines high-performance 2-stream Dual-Band 802.11n, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 into a single chip. The worlds first chip to combine all three by Atheros has been showcasing at the Mobile World Congress this week and has been designed for use with tablets, notebooks and netbooks.
The Dual-band Wi-Fi capabilities of the new chip allow it to use a mixture of Internet, data, media and data offloading applications. The AR9462 provides robust wireless bandwidth in both the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands, and uses Atheros’ Signal-Sustain Technology to boost signals across the entire Wi-Fi link.
This enables consumers to maintain reliable Internet connections on the 2.4 GHz band, while using wider (40 MHz) transmission channels in the 5 GHz band to create, consume and share digital media content – which requires more reliable bandwidth and less interference.
It also shouldn’t belong before these chip are used in gadgets as Atheros is hoping to start shipping samples in first quarter of this year.
Via Hot Hardware