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Qualcomm® VIVE™

It’s Wi with a lot more Fi.

Like the air we breathe, most of us are completely dependent on Wi-Fi. It provides both freedom and connectivity in over 2 billion devices shipped this year alone – from smartphones, tablets and laptops, to TVs, gaming and audio systems. As more people use more wireless devices to access more bandwidth-hungry media content, Wi-Fi is under increasing pressure. This makes it tougher for everyone to enjoy a good wireless experience.

The air is cleaner at 5GHz

Enter Qualcomm VIVE 802.11ac solutions, products of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., which deliver 3 times greater performance to bring your digital media to life. To relieve network congestion VIVE technologies use the larger 5 GHz swath of the wireless spectrum, offering more channels to reduce interference, while allowing for faster media transmissions over wider channels. And although 802.11ac operates exclusively in the 5 GHz band, VIVE products also support previous standards to remain compatible with existing Wi-Fi devices in your home or office.

To get additional performance, both your router AND your devices (like smartphone, tablet, computer, and TV) need to have 802.11ac. Luckily, VIVE includes an entire ecosystem of 11ac solutions that will accelerate the transition the next-generation of Wi-Fi:

  • 1-stream 11ac for mobile phones and tablets (with integrated Bluetooth® and FM)
  • 2- and 3-stream 11ac for computing
  • 2- and 3-stream 11ac for CE
  • 2- and 3-stream 11ac for networking equipment