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  • 1998: Atheros founded.
  • 2000: Atheros first chipset (AR5000 802.11a)
  • 2006: Atheros acquires ZyDAS (802.11abg chips)
  • 2009: Atheros acquires Intellon (PLC; press release)
  • 2011: Atheros merges with Qualcomm
for Wi-Fi chipsets after merger, see: Qualcomm Atheros

For additional information on..

Wireless chipsets[edit]

(a)bg[edit]

Chipset Chips used Interface PHY modes Super A/G Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Adapters ESystems PPage /
PBrief
AR5000 AR5210 (Crete)
+ AR5110 (Fez)
PCI/CB a X2 mode CB13 2001-10-15 23 devices 14 devices PBrief
AR5001A AR5211 (Oahu) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
PCI/CB a X2 mode CB21 2002-08-20 2 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5001X AR5211 (Oahu) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
+ AR2111
PCI/CB ab X2 mode CB22AB [1] 2002-09-11 23 devices 1 devices PBrief
AR5001G AR5212 (Venice) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
+ AR2111
PCI/CB bg yes CB22G [2] 2003-02-14 20 devices 12 devices
AR5001X AR5212 (Venice) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
+ AR2111
PCI/CB abg yes CB22AG [3],
MB22AG [4]
2002-10-01 25 devices 2 devices
AR5002G AR5212 (Venice)
+ AR2112
PCI/CB bg yes CB31 2003-06-13 15 devices 3 devices PBrief
AR5002X AR5212 (Venice)
+ AR5112
PCI/CB abg yes CB32 2003-08-06 19 devices 1 devices PBrief
AR5004G AR5213 (Hainan)
+ AR2112
PCI/CB bg yes CB43, MB43 2003-10-03 28 devices 7 devices PBrief
AR5004X AR5213 (Hainan)
+ AR5112
PCI/CB abg yes CB42 2003-08-25 37 devices 12 devices
AR5005G AR2413
(Griffin Lite)
PCI/CB bg no CB51, MB51 2004-06-04 42 devices 23 devices PBrief
AR5005GS AR2414
(Griffin)
PCI/CB bg yes CB52?, MB52 2004-05-18 64 devices 20 devices PBrief
AR5005UG AR5523 (Predator?)
+ AR2112
USB 2.0 bg yes UB51 2004-09-21 48 devices 1 devices PBrief
AR5005UX AR5523 (Predator?)
+ AR5112
USB 2.0 abg yes UB52 2004-10-29 25 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5513 (Data Falcon)
+ AR2112 + AR2112
PCI/CB bg yes 2005-01-05 11 devices 4 devices
AR5005VL AR5513 (Data Falcon)
+ AR5112 + AR5112
PCI/CB abg yes 2005-01-05 11 devices 4 devices PBrief
AR5006EG AR2423
(Condor)
PCIe bg no XB61 2005-10-26 4 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5006EGS AR2424
(Condor)
PCIe bg yes 2006-02-21 1 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5006EX AR5423
(Condor)
PCIe abg no 0 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5006EXS AR5424
(Condor)
PCIe abg yes 2005-07-14 9 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5006G AR2415
(Talon)
PCI/CB bg unk. 2005-11-04 1 devices 0 devices
AR5006X AR5413
(Eagle Lite)
PCI/CB abg no 2005-06-10 14 devices 3 devices PBrief
AR5006XS AR5414
(Eagle)
PCI/CB abg yes CB62, MB62 2005-03-08 74 devices 8 devices PBrief
AR5007G AR2417
(Nala)
PCI/CB bg no CB55, MB55 2007-03-23 15 devices 5 devices PBrief
AR5007EG AR2425
(Swan)
PCIe bg no HB63, XB63 2006-08-07 16 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5007UG AR2524
+ AR2124
USB 2.0 bg no (relabeled
ZyDAS ZD1211B)
2006-11-27 3 devices 1 devices
AR5007UX AR5524
+ RFIC chip
USB 2.0 abg no (relabeled
ZyDAS ZD1211B)
0 devices 0 devices
AR2427
(HT-less AR9285)
PCIe bg no 2008-12-12 2 devices 0 devices

(a)bgn[edit]

AR5400/AR9100 series[edit]

Chips used
(Family)
Chipset
Interface PHY modes MIMO config Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems pdf
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR2122
AR5008-2NG
PCI/CB bgn 2x2:2 2006-04-03 draft-n 3 devices 6 devices here
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR5122
AR5008-2NX
PCI/CB abgn 2x2:2 draft-n 0 devices 0 devices here
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR2133
AR5008-3NG
PCI/CB bgn 3x3:2 CB71, MB71 2006-04-03 draft-n 34 devices 17 devices here
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR5133
AR5008-3NX
PCI/CB abgn 3x3:2 CB72, MB72 2006-11-06 draft-n 6 devices 10 devices here
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR2122
AR5008E-2NG
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 2006-10-20 draft-n 2 devices 0 devices here
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR5122
AR5008E-2NX
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 draft-n 0 devices 0 devices here
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR2133
AR5008E-3NG
PCIe bgn 3x3:2 XB72 2006-12-19 draft-n 1 devices 0 devices here
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR5133
AR5008E-3NX
PCIe abgn 3x3:2 2006-06-22 draft-n 7 devices 0 devices here
AR9160 (Sowl)
+ AR9104
AR9001-2NX
PCI/CB abgn 2x2:2 2007-12-14 draft-n 0 devices 2 devices
AR9160 (Sowl)
+ AR9103
AR9001-3NG
PCI/CB bgn 3x3:2 MB81 2007-10-02 draft-n 1 devices 13 devices here
AR9160 (Sowl)
+ AR9106
AR9001-3NX
PCI/CB abgn 3x3:2 MB82 2007-12-15 draft-n 14 devices 17 devices here
AR9170 (Otus)
+ AR9101
AR9001U-NG
USB 2.0 bgn 1x2:2 2008-04-23 draft-n 7 devices 0 devices here
AR9170 (Otus)
+ AR9102
AR9001U-2NG
USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 UB81 2008-01-15 draft-n 14 devices 0 devices here
AR9170 (Otus)
+ AR9104
AR9001U-2NX
USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 UB82 2008-01-11 draft-n 19 devices 0 devices here

AR9200/AR9500 series[edit]

Chips used
(Family)
Chipset
Interface PHY modes MIMO config Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems pdf
AR9220
(Merlin)
PCI/CB abgn 2x2:2 2008-11-12 AR9280 w/ PCI IF 22 devices 30 devices
AR9223
(Merlin)
PCI/CB bgn 2x2:2 2008-11-12 AR9283 w/ PCI IF 20 devices 30 devices
AR9227
(Kiwi)
PCI/CB bgn 2x2:2 2009-10-22 AR9287 w/ PCI IF 10 devices 11 devices
AR9271 USB 2.0 bgn 1x2:1 UB91, UB93,
UB173
2009-07-27 8Bit Spectral Scan [5] 51 devices 1 devices here
AR9271
+ [BT] AR3011
AR9002U-1NGB
USB 2.0 bgn 1x2:1 UB193 0 devices here
AR9280
(Merlin)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 HB92, XB92 2008-03-17 rev1-draft-n; rev2-n
8bit Spectral Scan
AR928* requires external
LNA, PA, RF switch
19 devices 9 devices 1, 2
AR9281
(Merlin)
PCIe bgn 1x2:2 HB91/XB91 2008-02-24 draft-n 8 devices 0 devices here
AR9283
(Merlin)
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 HB93/XB93 2009-01-22 draft-n 6 devices 31 devices
AR9285
(Kite)
PCIe bgn 1x1:1 HB95/XB95 2008-12-12 8bit Spectral Scan 33 devices 34 devices here
AR9287
(Kiwi)
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 HB97/XB97 2009-08-14 8bit Spectral Scan 13 devices 24 devices here
AR9285 (Kite)
+ [BT] AR3011
AR9002WB-1NGCD
PCIe bgn 1x1:1 WB195 8bit Spectral Scan 9 devices here
AR9287 (Kiwi)
+ [BT] AR3011
AR9002WB-2NG
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 WB197 8bit Spectral Scan 1 devices here
AR7010
(Magpie?)
+ AR9280 (Merlin)
USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 UB94 2009-09-14 8bit Spectral Scan 12 devices 1 devices here
AR7010
(Magpie?)
+ AR9287 (Kiwi)
USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 UB95 2011-09-22 8bit Spectral Scan 5 devices 0 devices here
AR9374 USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 UB134 2011-11-30
.
5 devices 2 devices here
AR9380
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 HB112, XB112 2010-12-13 AR938* has internal
LNA, PA, RF switch
12 devices 14 devices here
AR9381
(Osprey)
PCIe bgn 3x3:3 2011-05-27 1 devices 15 devices here
AR9382
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 HB116 2010-09-23 11 devices 14 devices here
AR9388
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 XB112 2010-12-23 AR9388-AL1A
Teardown
1 devices 0 devices blog
AR9390
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 XB114 2010-12-01 Support 4.9/5/10MHz;
8bit Spectral Scan
10 devices 9 devices here
AR9392
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 HB118 Support 4.9/5/10MHz;
8bit Spectral Scan
0 devices 0 devices here
AR9462
(Jupiter?)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 WB222 2012-02-03 int. BT 4.0, WoW,
8bit Spectral Scan
16 devices 0 devices here
AR9463
(Jupiter?)
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 WB221, WB222-SB 2012-02-22 int. BT 4.0 2 devices 0 devices
AR9485
(Poseidon)
PCIe bgn 1x1:1 HB125 2011-02-17 1x2:1 ?? arh talk 23 devices 0 devices
AR9485 (Poseidon)
+ [BT] AR3012
AR9004WB-1NG
PCIe bgn 1x1:1 WB225, CUS198 11 devices here
AR9580
(Peacock)
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 2012-04-17 5 devices 19 devices
AR9582
(Peacock)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 2012-06-11 2 devices 7 devices
AR9590
(Peacock)
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 2012-11-21 8 devices 1 devices
AR9592
(Peacock)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 2013-05-27 2 devices 0 devices

Mobile / SDIO[edit]

(a)bg[edit]

Chip Interface PHY modes Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems External
links
AR6001G SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg SP11 (SPI) 2008-07-31 . 0 devices 1 devices pdf
AR6001GL SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg SD13 (SDIO) . 0 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6001GZ SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6001X SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg 0 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6001XL SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg SD12
(SD card)
2008-08-21 . 6 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6001XZ SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg 0 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6002 SDIO /
SPI / ...
abg SD20, SD23
(SD card)
2008-11-18 AR6002X-AC1E,
AR6002XZ (CSP AR6002)
5 devices 1 devices PR
pdf
AR6101X SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg 0 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6101G SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6101VG SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg 2007-08-17 1 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6102G SDIO bg SD25, SD27
(SDIO)
2010-06-11 ROCm Atheros AR6102G-BM2D
802.11bg Wi-Fi module
0 devices 3 devices pdf
AR6122 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices
AR6133 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices pdf

(a)bgn[edit]

Chip Interface PHY modes MIMO config Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems External
links
AR6003 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 1x1:1 2010-09-03 query for AR6003*
devices (G+X+unknown)
2 devices 0 devices pdf
AR6003G SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 SD31 (SDIO),
WB31 (SDIO)
2010-09-03 SD31 - 2.4GHz
(+17dBm MCS0, +12dBm MCS7)
WB31 - AR6003 + AR3001
0 devices 2 devices pdf
AR6003X SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 1x1:1 SD32 (SDIO),
WB31 (SDIO)
2010-09-03 SD32 - 2.4/5GHz (w/5GHz xPA)
WB31 - AR6003 + AR3001
2 devices 2 devices pdf
AR6004 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 2x2:2 2012-12-10 Single Chip 2x2 802.11abgn
MIMO MAC/BB/Radio
2 devices 3 devices PPage
pdf
AR6005 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 2013-07-02 . 0 devices 1 devices PPage
pdf
AR6103 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 2012-07-10 . 1 devices 1 devices pdf
AR6302 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 . 0 devices 0 devices pdf

IoT[edit]

Chip Interface PHY
modes
MIMO
config
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems External
links
AR4100 SPI bgn 1x1:1 System-In-Package (SIP);
not HT40; HT20 only (72MBps)
0 devices 0 devices PBrief Freescale
site

SoC[edit]

WiSoC[edit]

(a)bg[edit]

Chipset Chip Radio
chips
Arch. Clock
speed
PHY
modes
Super
A/G
Ref.
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems Ext.
links
AR5001
AP
AR5311 AR5111 MIPS R4000 a unk. AP21A
[6]
2002-06-27 2 devices here
AR5002
AP-G
AR2312 AR2112 MIPS R4000 bg unk. AP33 2003-10-27 18 devices here
AR5002
AP-X
AR2312 AR5112 MIPS R4000 abg unk. 2004-03-01 1 devices here
AR5002
AP-2X
AR5312 AR2112 /
AR5112
MIPS R4000 abg yes AP31 S,
AP32 D
2003-07-16 47 devices here
AR2313 AR2112 MIPS 4Kc 180 MHz bg yes AP43
[7]
2003-10-27
.
21 devices
AR2313 AR5112 MIPS 4Kc 180 MHz abg unk AP48
(??)
2004-03-01
.
11 devices
AR5006
AP-G
AR2315 n/a MIPS 4KEc 180 MHz bg no AP51
[8]
2005-05-19 29 devices here
AR5006
AP-GS
AR2316 n/a MIPS 4KEc 180 MHz bg yes AP55
(??)
2005-03-29 28 devices here
AR5007
AP-G
AR2317 n/a MIPS 4KEc 180 MHz bg no AP61
[9] [10]
2006-03-08 42 devices here
AR2318 n/a MIPS 4KEc 180 MHz bg yes AP65 2005-10-08
.
9 devices here

(a)bgn[edit]

Chip used
(Family)
Chipset
Radio
chips
Arch. Clock
speed
PHY
modes
MIMO
config
Ref.
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems Ext.
links
AR9130
(Howl)
AR9001AP-2NG
AR9102 MIPS 24K 400 MHz bgn 2x2:2 AP81 2007-10-22 USB 2.0 host,
2x FE MAC
13 devices DS
AR9130
(Howl)
AR9001AP-2NX
AR9104 MIPS 24K 400 MHz abgn 2x2:2 USB 2.0 host,
2x FE MAC
0 devices DS
AR9132
(Howl)
AR9001AP-3NG
AR9103 MIPS 24K 400 MHz bgn 3x3:2 2008-02-11 USB 2.0 host,
2x GbE MAC
18 devices DS
AR9132
(Howl)
AR9104 MIPS 24K 400 MHz abgn 2x2:2 2009-02-24 USB 2.0 host,
2x GbE MAC
1 devices
AR9132
(Howl)
AR9001AP-3NX
AR9106 MIPS 24K 400 MHz abgn 3x3:2 2008-07-10 USB 2.0 host,
2x GbE MAC
5 devices DS
AR9331
(Hornet)
n/a MIPS 24Kc 400 MHz bgn 1x2:1 AP121 2011-05-25 USB 2.0 host,
integrated FE Switch
45 devices DS*
AR9341
(Wasp)
n/a MIPS 74Kc 533 MHz bgn 2x2:2 AP123 2011-11-03 USB 2.0 host,
integrated FE Switch
27 devices DS*
AR9342
(Wasp)
n/a MIPS 74Kc 533 MHz abgn 2x2:2 MI124 2011-10-25 PCIe host,
USB 2.0 host
19 devices
AR9344
(Wasp)
n/a MIPS 74Kc 560 MHz abgn 2x2:2 DB120 2011-10-31 PCIe host,
USB 2.0 host
49 devices DS*
AR9350 n/a MIPS 74Kc 600 MHz abgn? 2x2:2 2012-11-21 PCIe host,
unk. rest of specs
3 devices
.
AR1021X n/a abgn 2x2:2 2013-01-16 may be similar to
AR9374 (w/ USB IF)
1 devices
AR1022 n/a bgn 2x2:2 2012-11-28 USB 2.0 host,
PCIe IF
2 devices
.
AR1311
(Hornet)
n/a MIPS 24Kc 400 MHz bgn 1x2:1 2012-03-07 USB 2.0 host,
integrated FE Switch,
appears to be identical
to the AR9331
4 devices DS*
AR1321 n/a MIPS 74Kc 533 MHz bgn 2x2:2 2013-02-20 appears to be identical
to the AR9341
5 devices DS*

General Purpose[edit]

SoC Arch. Clock
speed
Cores Ref.
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems Briefs
AR7130
(Hydra)
MIPS 24K 300 MHz 1 2007-05-29 PCI and USB 2.0 host IF 8 devices
AR7141
(Hydra)
MIPS 24K 400 MHz 1 2007-07-20 PCI and USB 2.0 host IF 1 devices
AR7161
(Hydra)
MIPS 24K 680 MHz 1 PB44,
AP94 (FE),
AP96 (GbE)
2008-06-20 PCI and USB 2.0 host IF, 2x GbE MAC 39 devices here
AR7240
(Python)
MIPS 24Kc 400 MHz 1 AP91 2009-04-29 PCI and USB 1.1 host IF, integrated FE Switch 60 devices here
AR7241
(Virian)
MIPS 24Kc 400 MHz 1 AP99 2010-05-05 PCIe and USB host IF, integrated FE Switch 14 devices
AR7242
(Virian)
MIPS 24Kc 400 MHz 1 AP113 2010-06-15 PCIe and USB host IF, integrated FE Switch 16 devices

Switch[edit]

SoC Ports Ethernet First seen
(FCC)
Notes ESystems Briefs
AR8236 6 FE fix query Atheros
AR8236-AK1E
fix query DS
DS 8228
AR8316 6 GbE fix query Atheros
AR8316-AK1E
fix query
AR8326 6 GbE fix query Atheros
AR8326-AK1E
fix query DS
AR8327 5 GbE fix query AR8327N-AL1A
AR8327N-BL1A
fix query DS
AR8328 7 GbE fix query AR8328-AK1A
ZyXEL NBG5715
fix query PBrief
DS
QCA8337 7 GbE fix query QCA8337-AL3C
QCA8337N-AL3C
fix query

PLC[edit]

  • These originate from Atheros's acquisition of Intellon, and for a time the parts still carried the INT prefix instead of the AR prefix despite the acquisition having completed. The INT6400 datasheet states that the SoC is based on a 300MHz ARM926EJ-S core (ARMv5TEJ). See also Intellon INT5200 / INT6300 ..

Power Line[edit]

Chip Companion
chip
Powerline
PHY std.
PHY rate
(Powerline)
PHY rate
(Coax)
Ethernet
Link Speed
First seen
(FCC)
ESystems External
links
AR6400
or INT6400
AR1500
or INT1400
HomePlug AV 200 Mbps - - 2010-06-09 14 devices PPage,
PDF PB,
PDF DS
AR6405 AR1405 HomePlug AV 200 Mbps - 10/100 Mbps 4 devices Stripped down
INT6400
Comparison,
Datasheet
AR7400 AR1500 HomePlug AV +
Ath. HS mode,
IEEE 1901
500 Mbps 700 Mbps - 2011-12-29 18 devices PPage,
PDF PB
AR7420 AR1540 HomePlug AV +
Ath. HS mode,
IEEE 1901
500 Mbps - 10/100 Mbps 2012-08-09 12 devices PPage,
PDF PB

See also[edit]

  • An older version of this page can be found here.