Bluetooth :: AR9002UB-1NGB
WLAN is ubiquitous in notebook and netbook PCs, a standard feature especially in portable PC platforms, meeting user demand for mobile wireless connectivity. Many PCs are shipping with 11n technology, and a large proportion of value-class notebooks and
netbooks now feature Atheros’ popular 1-stream 11n configuration, Align.® Bluetooth, a popular personal area network technology, is contained in nearly half of netbook PCs shipping today, enabling wireless connectivity with peripherals such as keyboards, mice and headsets. As a result, many portable PC platforms contain both WLAN and Bluetooth capabilities. However, these two wireless technologies are commonly located on separate PCIe cards within the same system, posing size and cost design challenges.
With the growing demand for both WLAN and Bluetooth in portable PCs, Atheros has developed the cost-effective 1-stream 11n plus Bluetooth combo solution with printed antennas and no extra antennas required for system. The AR9002UB-1NGB delivers the 11n performance of Atheros Align’s AR9271, the popular single-chip 11n 1-stream USB solution. This market-leading 11n solution combines with Atheros’ Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR solution optimized for PCs, which is upgradeable to Bluetooth 3.0.
Atheros Universal Wireless Cooperation™
Atheros new WLAN and Bluetooth combo solution goes beyond coexistence to enable cooperation between WLAN, Bluetooth and even 3G technologies co-located on PC platforms. To support this new level of radio coexistence, Atheros has engineered a suite of advanced wireless techniques to deliver Atheros Universal Wireless Cooperation, consisting of channel protection and timesharing mechanisms, custom 3G coexistence optimization, and Atheros’ proprietary WLAN/Bluetooth Coexistence Agent.™
By combining WLAN and Bluetooth on a single board, the AR9002UB-1NGBB offers a 20% RBOM reduction vs. separate WLAN and Bluetooth boards. The single board design enables sharing of elements such as the PCB and antennas to reduce duplication. For system site, the AR9002UB-1NGBB saves PCIe Socket and extra antennas as well. The AR9271 integrates the MAC/baseband and radio transceiver, as well as the power amplifier, low noise amplifiers and antenna switch – the entire RF front end.
AR9002UB-1NGB Solution Highlights
- Combines AR9271 single chip 1-stream 11n and AR3011 single chip Bluetooth solutions on a single card
- Atheros Universal Wireless Cooperation™ support for maximum performance
- Simultaneous WLAN and BT operation
- Seamless end user experience from standalone solutions
- Compact WLAN and BT solution for small PC designs
- Optimal low cost RBOM
- No PCIe socket & antennas required for system site
- Supports up to 150 Mbps for WLAN portion
- Bluetooth 3.0 + HS and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Optional 3G coexistence and filtering
- BQB and Wi-Fi Alliance certified