I just returned from the first day of the Qualcomm Atheros (QCA) FAE training on Monday in San Jose. This is an annual event attended by approximately 200 Qualcomm Atheros FAE’s and select QCA Authorized Development Centers like Silex Technology America. Silex Technology America is an extension of the Qualcomm Atheros FAE organization in providing support to QCA customers and we get access to the same training and resources as QCA FAE’s.
The FAE training is a five day event and it is being attended by two Silex Technology engineers. The first day (which I attended) was a roadmap update by the three QCA business units (IBU, CBU and NBU). I was particularly interested in the CBU (Consumer Business Unit) updates which included AR6004 plans as well as updated software schedule information. Also of interest was a presentation by the IOE (Internet of Everything) which is a component of the NBU (Networking Business Unit). This organization is driving “Ultra Low Power” Wi-Fi solutions, a market segment that is being investigated by the Silex Technology R&D organization.
After the first day roadmap overview, each business unit has separate “hands-on” break-out sessions that deep dive into various technical topics that we need to understand to help customers through the integration process. Examples include:
- General RF Debug Knowledge
- Windows BT Overview
- Android WLN Driver Overview
- Wi-Fi Direct
The other value of participating is joining the evening activities which provide an opportunity to strengthen personal relationships with key QCA personnel. All-in-all, this is time well spent to enhance the Silex Technology relationship with QCA in order to continue to provide the best support for Silex Technology America customers!
Click here to learn more about Silex Technology's partnership with Qualcomm Atheros; Silex Technology is one of the ten Qualcomm Authorized Design Centers.