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AR5006AP-GS Solution Highlights

  • Highly integrated single chip access point solution, including
    integrated 32-bit MIPS R4Kc-class processor, multiprotocol
    MAC/baseband, and Radio

  • Support for IEEE 802.11b, 802.11g

  • Uses digital CMOS technology exclusively, minimizing power
    consumption and cost while maximizing reliability

  • Power-saving design improvements reduce power consumption by 98%

  • Next-generation OFDM radio provides best-in-class range,
    throughput and power consumption

  • Atheros XR™ eXtended Range technology to give Wi-Fi products
    twice the range of existing designs

  • Super G® delivers up to 108 Mbps data link rate with typical
    end user throughput exceeding 60 Mbps

  • Hardware encryption for the Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) and
    IEEE 802.11i security specifications – provides Advanced Encryption
    Standard (AES), Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) and Wired
    Equivalent Privacy (WEP) without performance degradation

  • Wireless multimedia Quality of Service support (QoS)

AR2316 Single-Chip 2.4 GHz Access Point Solution

  • Operates from 2.300 to 2.500 GHz

  • Advanced wideband receiver with best path sequencer for better range
    and multipath resistance than conventional equalizer-based designs

  • Eliminates all IF filters and most RF filters; no external voltage-controlled
    oscillators (VCOs) or surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters needed

  • Enhanced transmit and receive chains

  • Integrated 32-bit MIPS R4Kc-class processor

  • Wireless MAC and baseband processing engine

  • Super G mode includes dynamic Dynamic Turbo 108 Mbps capability, standards compliant data compression, fast frames and packet bursting

  • 10/100 Ethernet MAC

  • High speed UART

  • 16-bit configurable local bus

  • Integrated analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters

  • SDRAM and serial FLASH memory interface

  • PCI 2.3 host interface

The AR5006AP-GS design enables various WLAN applications such as access points, routers and home gateways.


AR5006AP-GS Solution Specifications

Frequency Band 2.300 to 2.500 GHz
Network Standard

802.11b, 802.11g

Modulation Technology

OFDM with BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM;

FEC Coding Rate

1/2, 2/3, 1/4

Hardware Security


Quality of Service 802.11e
Communication Interface PCI, MII, High Speed UART, Local Bus
Peripheral Interface


Memory Interfaces FLASH, SDRAM
Supported Data Rates  
IEEE 802.11b 1 to 11 Mbps
IEEE 802.11g 6  to 54 Mbps
Atheros Super G mode Up to 108 Mbps
Chip Specifications 2315
Operating Voltage 1.9V +/-5%
  3.3V +/-10%
Package Dimensions 15mm x 15mm
Package 233 Plastic Ball Grid Array

Contact your local Atheros representative and ask about this and other solutions from Atheros.

For more information on Atheros and Atheros WLAN Technology please visit www.atheros.com
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