QUALCOMM LAUNCHES WIFI CHIP SUITABLE FOR NEXT-GEN WIFI

Posted by Ashley Victoria Cannon on February 23, 2018
Ashley Victoria Cannon

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This week's Technology Today features Qualcomm's NEW WiFi chip, The Atheros WCN3998, for smartphones, notebooks and tablets - this NEW tech will be compatible with next-gen WiFi technology. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW 

Wednesday, March 21st, Qualcomm Incorporated released the industry's first 2X2 802.11ax ready solution via its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies. According to Qualcomm's press statement, "The new Qualcomm Technologies' WCN3998 solution for client devices will significantly increase security through the support of the WPA3 security protocol, making Qualcomm the first company to implement advance security features in 11ax solutions. The WCN3998 will also enhance the Wi-Fi experience, by doubling the network throughput and reducing Wi-Fi power consumption by up to 67 percent, as compared to previous generation 11ac Wave-2 solutions." 

HOW WILL IT WORK?

As the pioneer, Qualcomm is ahead of the game - next-gen WiFi, 802. 11ax, is not set to take mass adoption for another year or so. Not to mention, the chip will still be compatible with older versions of WiFi - which is perfect, as most users have yet to convert to the new standard. WCN3998's WPA3 security protocol will enhance user experience and safeguard data by protecting users passwords and privacy! Yay - we are always happier when secure and protected.

If that wasn't enough, the chip also supports Bluetooth - for the next-gen 5.1 format and boosts speed when bundled with other Qualcomm products that run on the recent adaptation of the 11ac Wave 2 Standard

Helping Atheros run smoothly as a solution, next-gen WiFi, 802. 11ax will aid in the relief of congestion and further supercharge connection speeds, as it debuts NEW wireless technology, as well as updates preexisting tech. 

END GAME

The Atheros WCN3998 is going to broaden horizons for device manufacturers - enabling them to fine-tune offerings in their upcoming product launches and installments. Which means, you'll see Atheros built-in to your favorite devices in the coming years!

THOUGHTS

Are you excited about this NEW tech to help you surf the web faster, safer and more efficiently? Sound off below. 

Until next time, Techies! 

 

Tags: Internet, IT, update, cellphone, tehcnology, tablet, laptop, launch, new, chip, qualcomm, device, WiFi, smartphone, Ethernet, Bluetooth, notebook

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