Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 in an integrated, automotive connectivity SoC that exceeds current industry standards and delivers breakthrough performance

The Qualcomm® QCA6696 System-on-Chip (SoC) is a premium automotive connectivity SoC supporting the full suite of Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 features for automotive use cases.

Built to meet surging connectivity demands in vehicles today and over the coming years, the QCA6696 is equipped with Dual MAC, Dual Band Simultaneous (DBS) capability to deliver faster, more secure, and more robust Wi-Fi experiences, including 2x2+2x2 MIMO. QCA6696 also designed to deliver new Bluetooth audio capabilities such as ultra-high-definition voice, music, and low-latency gaming over wireless headphones, earbuds, and speakers.

Qualcomm QCA6696 is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries.

Wi-Fi 6-Ready

Fully-featured Wi-Fi 6 with 802.11ax and features that go beyond spec requirements for improved consumer experiences.

Dual Band Simultaneous Wi-Fi

Dual-band simultaneous Wi-Fi with MU-MIMO for multiple users and use cases, plus up to 1 Gbps connectivity.

Bluetooth 5.1 Ready

Crystal-clear voice and improved Bluetooth features to improve in-car audio.

Integrated with Snapdragon

Included as a part of Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Automotive Cockpit Platforms and in the Qualcomm® Connected Car Reference design.


  • 802.11ax on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz (Dual Band Simultaneous) with Dual MAC

  • 1024 QAM on both bands for peak PHY throughputs up to 1.774 Gbps

  • Bluetooth 5.1

    • BLE Long Range
    • Flexible Audio Interface Architecture
    • Advanced proprietary LTE/Wi-Fi Co-existence
    • Proven Bluetooth Synergy stack
  • Bluetooth supported on a separate antenna or on an antenna shared with Wi-Fi

  • Qualcomm® aptX™ HD Encode and Decode

  • Cutting Edge Security

    • WPA3
    • Enhanced Open (Opportunistic Wireless Encryption)
    • Easy Connect (Device Provisioning Protocol)
  • Passpoint for Hotspot 2.0

  • Neighborhood Aware Network (Wi-Fi Aware) 2.0



Wi-Fi Standards: 802.11ax, 802.11ac, 802.11a/b/g, 802.11n

Wi-Fi Spectral Bands: 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Peak Speed: 1.774 Gbps

Qualcomm® Wi-Fi 6-ready technology features: Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Target Wakeup Time, 8x8 sounding, WPA3 security support

Channel Utilization: 20/40/80 MHz

MIMO Configuration: 2x2 (2-stream)

Wi-Fi Features: 1024 QAM, 8x8 Sounding, MU-MIMO, LTE/Wi-Fi antenna sharing, Dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Target Wake-up Time (TWT)


Bluetooth Version: Bluetooth 5.1

General Audio

Audio Technology: Qualcomm® aptX™ audio technology

Security Support

Wi-Fi Security: WPA3-Enhanced Open, WPA3 Security Protocol, WPA3 Easy Connect


Supported Interfaces: I²S, PCIe, PCM, UART

    Qualcomm Snapdragon, Qualcomm aptX, Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6 and Qualcomm Connected Car Reference Design are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.