Atheros announced the AR6003 WiFi 802.11n chipset, which utilizes the superior mobile WLAN throughput, range and energy efficiency of the ROCm technology and Atheros’ Align 1-stream 11n technology. The AR6003 delivers actual end-user throughput up to four times that of mobile WLAN solutions based on 11g. With its 11n capabilities, the AR6003 achieves up to 48Mbps TCP/IP in the 2.4 GHz band in 20 MHz mode, and an unprecedented 85Mbps TCP/IP in 5 GHz in 40 MHz mode.
The Atheros AR6003 the industry’s most compact standalone 11n solution, measuring a miniscule 5mm x 5mm. With its tiny footprint, energy-saving qualities, the AR6003 is ideal for use in mobile devices such as notebooks, mobile phones, MIDs..etc.
The AR6003 is available in single (2.4 GHz) and dual-band (2.4/5 GHz) options in BGA or CSP packages to satisfy a wide array of application design requirements.
- AR6003G – 11n 1-stream 2.4 GHz single-band solution, BGA package
- AR6003GZ – 11n 1-stream 2.4 GHz single-band solution, CSP package
- AR6003X – 11n 1-stream 2.4/5 GHz dual-band solution, BGA package
- AR6003XZ – 11n 1-stream 2.4/5 GHz dual-band solution, CSP package