Qualcomm Touts New Low-Power Wi-Fi Platform for Consumers

Qualcomm Touts New Low-Power Wi-Fi Platform for ConsumersOver the weekend, Qualcomm Incorporated-owned Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. launched a new chip family as part of its portfolio of low-power Wi-Fi solutions.

The QCA4002 and QCA4004 networking platforms include the IP stack and full networking services on the chip to enable customers to add Wi-Fi to virtually any product, the company says.

The platforms feature an on-chip processor and memory, which are designed to eliminate the need for a system controller that adds to product cost, complexity and power consumption.


“Using the QCA4004, customers can now write their own applications on the Qualcomm Atheros platform instead of simply using it for Wi-Fi connectivity,” Qualcomm announced.

“Part of Qualcomm’s vision for the Internet of Everything is to provide low power, efficient connectivity as its enabling foundation. Qualcomm Atheros is making standards-based Wi-Fi feasible for a multitude of new devices in the home and office,” says Jason Zheng, senior vice president of Qualcomm Atheros. “The QCA4002 and QCA4004 platforms enable lower power usage and elimination of host processors to ensure better usage and simpler implementation with ease of configuration and interoperability, a first in the industry.”