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Bluetooth 3.0 offers 24 Mbps data transfer

The Bluetooth SIG has formally adopted Bluetooth 3.0 + HS (Bluetooth Core Specification Version 3.0 High Speed), which includes the 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL) for data transfers at approximately 24 Mbps.

Atheros, Broadcom, CSR, and Marvell announced support for the technology. Atheros received Bluetooth Qualification Board (BQB) certification for its AR3011 Bluetooth chip for PC implementations, host stack, and 802.11 a/g/n solutions to support the High-Speed 802.11AMP (Alternate MAC/PHY). Broadcom said its Bluetooth combo chip technology and associated BTE software have been qualified as compliant with the new specification. CSR qualified the Synergy wireless systems software used in its CSR9000 and other Connectivity Centre products, and Marvell said its 88W8688 Bluetooth Wi-Fi combination chip is designed to support Bluetooth 3.0 + HS.

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