Texas Instruments WL1287 has nomenclature consistent with WiLink 7.0 with a Triquint AC8358 front-end RF part adjacent. What is different is that the TI device has different die marks from prior generations we have analyzed (die marks at right) but appears to be exactly the same die and the WL1283 and WL1285 we have analyzed. Broadcom is the longtime incumbent for the WiFi SoC with its BCM-43XX line and probably holds 80%+ market-share. But the TI solution is an advanced 40-nm product from a strong player in the space and includes GPS where Broadcom does not. Die photos will be be up in our online store soon for those who are benchmarking.
Click the second thumbnail adjacent to the above paragraph to see Tqnt picx.