Broadcom Unveils Next-Generation 5G WiFi for Connected Home Devices

12 January 2014
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Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, introduced new 5G WiFi 

(802.11ac) system-on-a-chips (SoCs) for connected home devices. The new chips enable OEMs to deliver the speed, range and bandwidth requirements for streaming HD-quality content, online gaming and other high-bandwidth applications in the home. It also helps consumers to simultaneously stream video content to multiple devices in the home using various applications and content delivery services where the legacy technologies limit the ability to support the evolving bandwidth and Quality of Service (QoS) needed for the intensive connected home lifestyle. Broadcom says that the solution is industry's first dual-band 2x2 MIMO combo chip with a USB 3.0 interface and advanced coexistence technology enables superior performance by allowing smart TVs to receive both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals simultaneously.   




Rahul Patel, Vice President, Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos"As the first company to deliver 5G WiFi across all product segments, Broadcom continues to lead innovation and engineer even more powerful next-generation 5G WiFi products that support today's content-hungry consumer," said Rahul Patel, Vice President, Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos. "Our new advanced solutions bring consumers an elevated video streaming experience across the wirelessly connected home and provide OEMs with the benefits of improved system cost and form factor."

"By the end of 2014, 802.11ac is expected to be included in more than 50 percent of total Wi-Fi ICs shipped," said Phil Solis, research director, ABI Research. "By maximizing the wireless connectivity performance in connected home devices,Broadcom continues to help drive the industry adoption of 802.11ac technology across all product segments."   Read More ''Broadcom Launches Enhanced 5G WiFi Video Streaming for the Home'


Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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