Atheros

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General information

Official website: http://www.atheros.com (long since defunct, here's
a snapshot from 2010-12, before the merger with Qualcomm)
For substantially more information, see  • Atheros on Wikipedia.

FCC grantee code

This company is assigned FCC grantee code:  • PPD (316 devices in DB).

Vendor IDs

This company is assigned USB vendor ID:  • 0cf3 (43 devices in DB).

This company is assigned PCI vendor ID:  • 168c (428 devices in DB).

Timeline

  • 1998: Founded as T-Span Systems
  • 2000: Changed name from T-Span Systems to Atheros Communications,
released first chipset (AR5000 802.11a)
after merger, see: Qualcomm Atheros (QCA)

Additional info

  • Supported WiFi operations and capabilities, see Atheros WiFi Support
  • Chips working with HTC drivers, see Atheros-htc
  • Chipsets released after the merger with Qualcomm (such as chip
names starting with QCA****) see Qualcomm Atheros

Wireless chipsets

(a)bg

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 16 devices PBrief
AR5001A AR5211 (Oahu) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
PCI/CB a X2 mode CB21 2002-08-20The following query condition could not be considered due to this wiki's restrictions on query size or depth: <code>[[Supported 802dot11 protocols::a]]</code>. 2 devices 5 devices PBrief
AR5001X AR5211 (Oahu) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
+ AR2111
PCI/CB ab X2 mode CB22AB
(inf)
2002-09-11 23 devices 1 devices PBrief
AR5001G AR5212 (Venice) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
+ AR2111
PCI/CB bg yes CB22G
(inf)
2002-10-01The following query condition could not be considered due to this wiki's restrictions on query size or depth: <code>[[Supported 802dot11 protocols::bg]]</code>. 20 devices 13 devices
AR5001X AR5212 (Venice) +
AR5111 (Sombrero)
+ AR2111
PCI/CB abg yes CB22AG
MB22AG
(inf)
2002-10-01The following query condition could not be considered due to this wiki's restrictions on query size or depth: <code>[[Supported 802dot11 protocols::abg]]</code>. 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 2003-05-30 18 devices 2 devices PBrief
AR5004G AR5213 (Hainan)
+ AR2112
PCI/CB bg yes CB43
MB43
2003-10-03 29 devices 8 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 27 devices PBrief
AR5005GS AR2414
(Griffin)
PCI/CB bg yes CB52?
MB52
2004-05-18 65 devices 21 devices PBrief
AR5005UG AR5523 (Predator?)
+ AR2112
USB 2.0 bg yes UB51 2004-09-21 50 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 75 devices 9 devices PBrief
AR5007G AR2417
(Nala)
PCI/CB bg no CB55
MB55
2007-03-23 16 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

AR5400/AR9100 series

Chips used
(Family)
Chipset
Interface PHY modes MIMO config Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PPage /
PBrief
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR2122
AR5008-2NG
PCI/CB bgn 2x2:2 2006-04-03 draft-n 3 devices 6 devices PBrief
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR5122
AR5008-2NX
PCI/CB abgn 2x2:2 draft-n 0 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR2133
AR5008-3NG
PCI/CB bgn 3x3:2 CB71
MB71
2006-04-03 draft-n 34 devices 20 devices PBrief
AR5416 (Owl)
+ AR5133
AR5008-3NX
PCI/CB abgn 3x3:2 CB72
MB72
2006-11-06 draft-n 6 devices 10 devices PBrief
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR2122
AR5008E-2NG
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 2006-10-20 draft-n 2 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR5122
AR5008E-2NX
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 draft-n 0 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR2133
AR5008E-3NG
PCIe bgn 3x3:2 XB72 2006-12-19 draft-n 1 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR5418 (Owl)
+ AR5133
AR5008E-3NX
PCIe abgn 3x3:2 2006-06-22 draft-n 7 devices 0 devices PBrief
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 3 devices 15 devices PBrief
AR9160 (Sowl)
+ AR9106
AR9001-3NX
PCI/CB abgn 3x3:2 MB82 2008-03-02 draft-n 15 devices 19 devices PBrief
AR9170 (Otus)
+ AR9101
AR9001U-NG
USB 2.0 bgn 1x2:2 2008-04-23 draft-n 8 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR9170 (Otus)
+ AR9102
AR9001U-2NG
USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 UB81 2008-01-15 draft-n 14 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR9170 (Otus)
+ AR9104
AR9001U-2NX
USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 UB82 2008-01-11 draft-n 19 devices 0 devices PBrief

AR9200/AR9500 series

Chips used
(Family)
Chipset
Interface PHY modes MIMO config Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PPage /
PBrief
AR9220
(Merlin)
PCI/CB abgn 2x2:2 2008-11-12 similar to AR9280
(w/ PCI IF)
23 devices 32 devices
AR9223
(Merlin)
PCI/CB bgn 2x2:2 2008-11-12 similar to AR9283
(w/ PCI IF)
20 devices 33 devices
AR9227
(Kiwi)
PCI/CB bgn 2x2:2 2009-05-11 similar to AR9287
(w/ PCI IF)
11 devices 14 devices
AR9271 USB 2.0 bgn 1x2:1 UB91, UB93,
UB173
2009-07-27 8Bit Spectral Scan
ath9k
53 devices 1 devices PBrief
AR9271
+ [BT] AR3011
AR9002U-1NGB
USB 2.0 bgn 1x2:1 UB193 0 devices PBrief
AR9280
(Merlin)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 HB92, XB92 2008-03-17 rev1-draft-n; rev2-n
8bit Spectral Scan
19 devices 12 devices PBrief
PBrief
AR9281
(Merlin)
PCIe bgn 1x2:2 HB91/XB91 2008-02-24 draft-n 8 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR9283
(Merlin)
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 HB93/XB93 2009-01-22 draft-n 6 devices 34 devices
AR9285
(Kite)
PCIe bgn 1x1:1 HB95/XB95 2008-12-12 8bit Spectral Scan 33 devices 34 devices PBrief
AR9287
(Kiwi)
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 HB97/XB97 2009-08-14 8bit Spectral Scan 14 devices 30 devices PBrief
AR9285 (Kite)
+ [BT] AR3011
AR9002WB-1NGCD
PCIe bgn 1x1:1 WB195 8bit Spectral Scan 8 devices PBrief
AR9287 (Kiwi)
+ [BT] AR3011
AR9002WB-2NG
PCIe bgn 2x2:2 WB197 8bit Spectral Scan 1 devices PBrief
AR7010
(Magpie?)
+ AR9280
(Merlin)
USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 UB94 2009-09-14 8bit Spectral Scan 13 devices 1 devices PBrief
AR7010
(Magpie?)
+ AR9287
(Kiwi)
USB 2.0 bgn 2x2:2 UB95 2011-09-22 8bit Spectral Scan 5 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR9374(X) USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 UB134 2011-11-30 similar to AR6004X
(w/ USB IF)
7 devices 2 devices PBrief
AR1021X USB 2.0 abgn 2x2:2 2013-01-16 similar to AR9374X
(AR6004X w/ USB IF)
1 devices 0 devices
AR9380
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 HB112,
XB112
2010-12-01 AR938* has internal
LNA, PA, RF switch
16 devices 19 devices PBrief
AR9381
(Osprey)
PCIe bgn 3x3:3 2011-05-27 3 devices 25 devices PBrief
AR9382
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 HB116 2010-09-23 11 devices 23 devices PBrief
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
9 devices 10 devices PBrief
AR9392
(Osprey)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 HB118 Support 4.9/5/10MHz;
8bit Spectral Scan
0 devices 0 devices PBrief
AR9462
(Jupiter?)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 WB222 2012-02-03 int. BT 4.0, WoW, WoBT,
8bit Spectral Scan,
LDPC, TxBF,
MLD, STBC
19 devices 0 devices PBrief
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 PBrief
AR9580
(Peacock)
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 2012-03-04 6 devices 25 devices
AR9582
(Peacock)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 2012-06-11 5 devices 12 devices
AR9590
(Peacock))
PCIe abgn 3x3:3 2012-11-21 9 devices 2 devices
AR9592
(Peacock)
PCIe abgn 2x2:2 2013-05-27 5 devices 0 devices

Mobile / SDIO

(a)bg

Chip Interface PHY
modes
Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PPage /
PBrief
AR6001G SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg SP11 (SPI) 2008-07-31 . 0 devices 1 devices DS
AR6001GL SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg SD13 (SDIO) . 0 devices 0 devices DS
AR6001GZ SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices DS
AR6001X SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg 0 devices 0 devices DS
AR6001XL SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg SD12
(SD card)
2008-08-21 . 6 devices 0 devices DS
AR6001XZ SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg 0 devices 0 devices DS
AR6002 SDIO /
SPI / ...
abg SD20, SD23
(SD card)
2008-11-18 AR6002X-AC1E,
AR6002XZ (CSP AR6002)
5 devices 2 devices PR
DS
AR6014 SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg 2010-04-30 2 devices 1 devices
AR6101X SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
abg 0 devices 0 devices DS
AR6101G SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices DS
AR6101VG SDIO 1.1 /
SPI / ...
bg 2007-08-17 1 devices 0 devices DS
AR6102G SDIO bg SD25, SD27
(SDIO)
2010-06-11 ROCm Atheros AR6102G-BM2D
802.11bg Wi-Fi module
0 devices 3 devices DS
AR6122 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices
AR6133 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bg 0 devices 0 devices DS

(a)bgn

Chip Interface PHY
modes
MIMO
config
Reference
designs
First seen
(FCC)
Notes Adapters ESystems PPage /
PBrief
AR6003 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 1x1:1 2010-09-03 query for AR6003*
devices (G+X+unknown)
2 devices 0 devices DS
AR6003G SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 SD31 (SDIO),
WB31 (SDIO)
2012-01-19 SD31 - 2.4GHz
(+17dBm MCS0, +12dBm MCS7)
WB31 - AR6003 + AR3001
0 devices 2 devices DS
AR6003X SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 1x1:1 SD32 (SDIO),
WB31 (SDIO)
2011-04-25 SD32 - 2.4/5GHz (w/5GHz xPA)
WB31 - AR6003 + AR3001
2 devices 2 devices DS
AR6004 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 2x2:2 2012-12-10 Single Chip 2x2 802.11abgn
MIMO MAC/BB/Radio
5 devices 5 devices PPage
DS
AR6005 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 2013-07-02 . 0 devices 1 devices PPage
DS
AR6103 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 2012-07-10 . 1 devices 1 devices DS


AR6203 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 1x1:1 2012-07-24 AR6203X-AM2D LGA-116
AR6203X-AM2D-R LBGA196
1 devices 1 devices
AR6233 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
abgn 1x1:1 2012-08-20 802.11abgn 1T1R
bluetooth
1 devices 1 devices
AR6302 SDIO 2.0 /
SPI / ...
bgn 1x1:1 . 0 devices 0 devices DS

IoT

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

SoC

Atheros/SoC

WiSoC

See also