Qualcomm claims smart home silicon boost

Qualcomm claims its Atheros subsidiary’s latest chipset will cut the cost of deploying machine-to-machine (M2M) technology in smart homes.
The firm states its AR4100P chip will simplify the design of M2M systems for smart homes, buildings and appliances, due to the high level of wireless technology integrated into the silicon. The chip features Wi-Fi system-in-package with an integrated networking stack, and is an evolution of a current FCC-approved chipset that sports an IPv4- and IPv6-compliant TCP/IP stack.
Qualcomm Atheros is incorporating the latest silicon into a reference design for low-power IP sensors that can be run off regular AA-size batteries.