Qualcomm Atheros Reference Designs

Designing products and service based on the reliable Reference Designs by Qualcomm Atheros

Value-Added Reference Designes

With every new component Qualcomm Atheros launch, it is released with a Reference Design that enable maximum utility and power to ensure the component run at its maximum capabilities.

Using the Reference Designs provided by QCA, Compex Systems make component changes that will meet market demands and furthermore provide options to customize the design to suit unique customer’s needs. This allows our design to have features that align with industry demand while paired with the reliability of the reference design still.

Compex also product component customizations based on Reference Designs.

Akronite Series

Derived from QCA Reference Design Akronite (AP148), the WPQ864 embedded board has been re-developed with new features. Such as 3x MiniPCI-e v2.0 Slots, 2x Gigabit Ports, 1x RJ45 Console ports, 1x USB3.0 Port and IEEE 802.3at Power Option.

IPQ8064 Chipset

1.4GHz ARMv7-based dual-core Snapdragon-based Krait System-on-Chip


With 1024MB of DDR3 Memory, the WPQ864 Embedded Board providing read and write speeds never seen before on our other boards.

3x MiniPCIe v2.0 Slots

With three individual MiniPCI-e supporting 802.11ac Wave 2 and Wave 1, supporting a Tri-band 802.11ac Connectivity

Dakota series; Design DK03

The WPJ428 wireless embedded board is derived from QCA Reference Design Dakota (DK03), The WPJ428 embedded with on-board Dual Band Concurrent 802.11ac Wave 2 Connectivity, 2x Gigabit Ports, 1x M.2 Slot, 2x SIM Holder and IEEE 802.3af Power Option.

IPQ4028 Chipset

With 710MHz of ARMv7 CPU processing power, prepare for unparalleled of 802.11ac WiFi performance.

Embedded 802.11ac Wave 2

With Dual Band 802.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO Connectivity, WPJ428 is the perfect AP embedded board.

Dual Gigabit LAN + M.2 Slot

With Dual 10/100/100 LAN Ports, expect the highest connectivity through Wired connections, equipped with a Single M.2 Slot, the next generation form factor connector for LTE Module or Solid State Drive.

Cascade series; Series CUS239

The 4×4 MU-MIMO wifi module WLE1216V5-23 is a QCA Reference Design Cascade (CUS239)

QCA9984 Chipset

The next-gen QCA9984 Cascade support 802.11ac Wave 2 solutions that combine multi-user multi-input/multi-output (MU-MIMO).

802.11ac Wave 2 4x4 MU-MIMO

Enhanced MU-MIMO, with support for four simultaneous streams & IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 compliant & backward compatible with 802.11a/n and throughput up to 1.73Gbps.

Support 160MHz

Support for new, wider 160MHz contiguous and 80+80MHz non-contiguous 802.11ac channels – offering double the capacity of the existing 80MHz channels.

Peregrine series; Design XB140

The WLE900VX & WLE900VX-I wifi modules are QCA Reference Design XB143, The WLE900VX  wifi modules feature Dual band 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac wifi connectivity and throughput up to 1300Mbps.

QCA9880 Chipset

Reliable 802.11ac Wave 1 Chipset with throughput up to 1300Mbps.

Dual Band 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac

2.4GHz maximum 21dBm output power & 5GHz maximum 19dBm output power (per chain) & IEEE 802.11ac compliant & backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n

Industrial Grade

WLE900VX is available as an Industrial Grade edition, WLE900VX-I with QCA9890 chipset support Operating temperatures as low as -40 degree Celsius.

Peregrine series; Design CUS223

The WLE900V5-27 high power wifi modules is QCA Reference Design CUS223, The WLE900V5-27 wifi modules feature single band 3×3 MIMO 802.11ac wifi connectivity and throughput up to 1300Mbps.

QCA9880 Chipset

The QCA Reference Design CUS223 is designed for High Power output of 802.11ac Wave 1 with throughput up to 1300Mbps.

Single Band 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac

IEEE 802.11ac compliant & backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n

High Power Output

Maximum 27dBm output power per chain and 32dBm aggregate, the WLE900V5-27 is designed for long range high bandwidth 802.11ac backhaul connectivity.

Reference Design HB97

The half size 2×2 MIMO wifi module WLE200N2 is a QCA Reference Design HB97

AR9287 Chipset

The Atheros AR9287 is a 2.4 GHz 802.11n-ready WLANs to enable high-performance 2×2 MIMO configurations for applications.

Half size form factor

In a smaller half size form factor for easier integration in portable or smaller applications.

2.4GHz 802.11n

Compliant with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standard. It runs up to 300Mbps data rates on 2.4GHz comparing to 802.11g technology, it makes big improvement on speed and range.

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