Qualcomm embeds low-power radio chip to devices
Wednesday, 21 March 2012 11:52
Qualcomm Atheros has announced the release of a low-powered 802.11n radio chip that will be used in machine-to-machine wireless communication systems.
The company will be using the new AR4100P chip in smart appliances and is a highly integrated 802.11n single-stream Wi-Fi system-in-package.
It has been developed ahead of the growth of the machine-to-machine wireless market as part of its Internet of Everything portfolio, which will connect a range of products such as battery-operated sensors and consumer electronics.
The system can be used across the smart energy, home security and remote health monitoring sectors.
Adam Lapede, senior director of product management for Qualcomm Atheros, said: “Through collaboration with our ecosystem partners, we have developed a solution that delivers outstanding performance for low-energy monitoring and control applications.”
The development of a number of new systems has been announced recently, with QPay and B2B Soft teaming up to enable simplified consumer payments at the point of sale.
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