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Qualcomm Brings High End Wi-Fi Performance to the Mainstream With New 802.11ac Tri-Radio Platforms for Home Networks

New Family of Tri-Radio 802.11ac Platforms Enables Superior In-Home Wi-Fi Experience

2016年5月31日TAIPEI, TAIWAN

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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced at COMPUTEX 2016, that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., launched a new family of tri-radio 802.11ac platforms designed to boost the capacity of home networks and optimize its usage to deliver better consumer Wi-Fi experiences. The new platforms are designed to bring premium Wi-Fi features, like Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) and Qualcomm® Wi-Fi SON (Self-Organizing Networks) technology into a new class of mainstream routers and smart repeaters, which will help accelerate adoption of technologies that simplify seamless connectivity.

Qualcomm Technologies’ new three radio solutions combine two 5 GHz radios and a 2.4GHz radio to provide greater flexibility in the way that routers or repeaters use wireless spectrum and capacity, which can improve connectivity in a variety of network configurations. In homes using a mix of Wi-Fi technologies, the router can dedicate a radio (typically the 2.4 GHz radio) for legacy devices, which can alleviate network congestion and ensure more robust bandwidth for newer 802.11ac devices. Furthermore, when used in distributed networks, the third radio can provide a dedicated link to range extenders or help extend the range of mesh nodes.

“As people rely on their home network to support more devices accessing the internet and streaming media, Wi-Fi is being stretched to the limit,” said Gopi Sirineni, vice president of product management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “We are changing the game with features designed to deliver the best possible Wi-Fi experiences and now, uniquely, we are driving those technologies into more cost-effective products to extend the benefits to a wider swath of consumers.”

Qualcomm Technologies is offering two new tri-radio platforms – both of which use its latest 802.11ac System-on-Chip (SoC), the IPQ40x9, which integrates the Qualcomm® Internet Processor with 2-stream 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet. The platforms can be combined with Qualcomm Technologies’ new 2-stream 802.11ac radio, the QCA9886, to enable a new class of mainstream routers offering an unprecedented 2.2 Gbps of aggregate capacity, or its popular 4-stream 802.11ac radio, the QCA9984, to boost the capabilities of the premium routers and repeaters to up to 3.1 Gbps.

These new platforms, along with our dual-band platforms, also offer our advanced connectivity features, which had been previously aimed at the premium tier, to a wider mainstream audience. Through Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON technology, home networks are becoming simpler to install, more secure and automatically optimized. The self-configuring features make onboarding and configuring new devices, including Bluetooth devices, on a Wi-Fi network much easier. The technology also includes self-managing features, which is designed to eliminate the guesswork from allocating capacity with tri-band products by automatically shifting traffic between bands and radios depending on real-time conditions. Wi-Fi SON now supports Qualcomm Technologies’ HomePlug AV2 powerline solutions, which allows for seamless roaming between a home’s wireless and wired networks.

With the demands required of today’s home networks, additional speed is no longer a convenience, but a necessity. Qualcomm Technologies’ Wave 2 802.11ac features meet this demand through its industry-leading MU-MIMO technology to provide two to three times faster connections. It also offers support for 160 MHz channels, which doubles connection speeds at close range.

“Staying in front of innovation is a priority for us at Amped Wireless,” said Jason Owen, chief executive officer, Amped Wireless. “We have been thrilled to work with Qualcomm Technologies for the past few years to bring many, long range, high power, whole-home Wi-Fi solutions to our customers. We continue to blaze the trail with them and can’t wait for our next big announcements.”

“As more and more devices connect to a home Wi-Fi network, it is critical to ensure consumers enjoy a seamless and joyful Wi-Fi experience,” said Tenlong Deng, vice president of networking and wireless devices business unit, ASUSTEK COMPTER INC. “Qualcomm Technologies’ 802.11ac Wave 2 advanced technologies and features allow us to continue to deliver a superior Wi-Fi experience to our customers.”

“Tri-radio technology in conjunction with MU-MIMO is becoming more important for a seamless home Wi-Fi experience. In today’s connected home, there are more devices simultaneously connecting to Wi-Fi and consuming massive amounts of bandwidth driven by video streaming and online gaming,” said  Justin Doucette, senior director of product management, Linksys. “As demand increases for Wi-Fi performance including speed, coverage, and reliability, our continued collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies enables Linksys to deliver on consumer needs.”

“At TP-LINK, in-home Wi-Fi continues to be a top priority for us and for our customers,” said Andy Chen, vice president of oversea networking business unit, TP-LINK. “With 802.11ac Wave 2 enabled devices and cutting edge features such as Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON, we are able to bring virtually uninterrupted connectivity to consumers who rely on our products to connect their devices at home.”

This new family of tri-radio 802.11ac platforms is sampling to customers now.

About Qualcomm Incorporated

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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These new platforms, along with our dual-band platforms, also offer our advanced connectivity features, which had been previously aimed at the premium tier, to a wider mainstream audience. Through Qualcomm Wi-Fi SON technology, home networks are becoming simpler to install, more secure and automatically optimized. The self-configuring features make onboarding and configuring new devices, including Bluetooth devices, on a Wi-Fi network much easier. The technology also includes self-managing features, which is designed to eliminate the guesswork from allocating capacity with tri-band products by automatically shifting traffic between bands and radios depending on real-time conditions. Wi-Fi SON now supports Qualcomm Technologies’ HomePlug AV2 powerline solutions, which allows for seamless roaming between a home’s wireless and wired networks.

With the demands required of today’s home networks, additional speed is no longer a convenience, but a necessity. Qualcomm Technologies’ Wave 2 802.11ac features meet this demand through its industry-leading MU-MIMO technology to provide two to three times faster connections. It also offers support for 160 MHz channels, which doubles connection speeds at close range.

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“Borqs has strategically invested in IoT for smart connected wearables with tailored solutions for kids, elderly, enterprise and youth,” said George Thangadurai, senior vice president of international business, Borqs. “We are pleased that our close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies as a Snapdragon Wear platform ecosystem provider has resulted in ready to commercialize innovative reference designs exploiting the leadership features of Qualcomm Technologies’ SoCs. Borqs is delighted that we could accelerate the launch of different wearables from our global OEM partners.”

“Since SK Telecom’s launch of Infomark’s first generation JooN Kid’s Watch in 2014, we have created a trend in Korea for parents to equip their kids with the JooN watch,” said Dr. Choi, chief executive officer, Infomark. “The JooN series of watches provides parents a means for locating and connecting with their child while minimizing the distraction and addiction from smartphones. With the adoption of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 in our design, we will launch our third generation JooN watch for SK Telecom in second half of 2016, and further expand our market to North and South America, Europe and other continents.”

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In addition to the platform announcements, a number of OEMs launched connected kid watches at the event:

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  • inWatch announced two kid watch SKUs, one for boys and another for girls, based on the Borqs reference design, specifically for the China region. “The always-on low power consumption and small size of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 greatly increase the reliability and enhanced the design of in919,” said Neo Wang, chief executive officer, inWatch. “Children’s watches have two fundamental but important functions: good communication and secure location, and Qualcomm Technologies’ ecosystem support for the Snapdragon Wear 2100 significantly enhances these two core performances of in919.”
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Reinforcing Qualcomm Technologies’ product and technology leadership, the company recently announced that more than 100 wearables products are now available with processors from Qualcomm Technologies. Leading product families such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100, CSR102x Bluetooth® Smart 4.2 SoC and Qualcomm® SiRFStar™ location are now incorporated in a variety of innovative products across the range of smart eyewear, smart watches, smart bands, smart headsets, and smart accessories. With the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 1100, customers will now be able to bring additional connected use cases in such targeted devices as kid and elderly watches.

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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 30 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. For more information, visit Qualcomm’s website, OnQ blog, Twitter and Facebook pages.

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