Qualcomm brings new wi-fi solution, software ecosystem support to IoT development

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has extended its flagship QCA401x connectivity solutions with a new QCA4012 chip that brings dual band wi-fi, enhanced security and low power to supports the development of connected devices, the company said.

Qualcomm Technologies also announced the expansion of the QCA401x software ecosystem to include support for HomeKit, Google Weave and AllJoyn, as well as new cloud providers.

The introduction of the QCA4012 brings dual-band wi-fi connectivity to complement the existing QCA4010 single-band solution, making the new chip well-suited for applications in interference-sensitive environments. It also offers increased computing performance, memory and advanced features while minimizing size, cost and power consumption. The QCA4012 integrates low-power wi-fi and a fully featured micro-control unit (MCU) in a single-chip solution that combines design flexibility and rich development capabilities with a comprehensive set of hardware interfaces.

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