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Broadcom Announces WICED Sense to Grow Internet of Things Applications

August 27, 2014

Easy-to-Use Development Kit Enables Rapid Prototyping of Product Concepts

Broadcom Wireless Connectivity Enables Netatmo Smartphone-Controlled Home Thermostat

August 20, 2014

WICED™ Wi-Fi Monitors User Habits to Self-Regulate Home Temperatures

Broadcom Connectivity Powers Handheld Wireless X-ray Security Scanner

August 6, 2014

Broadcom® WICED™ Technology Supports New AS&E® MINI Z™ On-the-Go Threat Detection System

Telefonica Leverages Broadcom Technology for Ultra HD IPTV Broadcasts

August 5, 2014

Global Operator Brings 4k Content to Subscribers in Brazil

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Bright Future of Internet of Things on Display at “Get WICED” Press Event

By Michael Lenke | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the Internet of Things being one of the hottest topics in the tech industry today, Broadcom and its partners hosted a demo and networking event in San Francisco this week to highlight its WICED™ technology, which is helping to accelerate the IoT ecosystem.

“The challenge of the Internet of Things is that it encompasses so many different applications and products,” said Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, Wireless Connectivity and one of the hosts of the Get WICED event. …

Connected Drones Show What’s Possible When Developers Use Broadcom’s IoT Technology

By Sam Diaz | August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

When innovators talk about the Internet of Things, the examples most commonly used are things like connected appliances that can be powered on and off remotely or wearable fitness monitors that can record things like heart rates, miles run and calories burned.

The beauty of the technology that powers the Internet of Things is that it allows entrepreneurs to let their imaginations – and innovative engineering skills – explore new product categories for connectivity. Case in point: A new series …

Bluetooth Smart’s Killer App? It Could Be Built on Broadcom’s New WICED™ Sense DevKit

By Sarah Murry | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Developers, take note: The Internet of Things is having a zeitgeist moment.

That means there are hundreds of thousands of inspired ideas out there for bringing Internet connectivity to everyday items – and plenty of oddball ones (smart yoga mats, anyone?).

Yet for every new idea sparked in this fast-growing ecosystem, there’s the potential for something groundbreaking to emerge.

That’s where Broadcom comes in. The company today unveiled a new development kit aimed at giving IoT-minded technologists a leg up

Got a WICED™ Idea? What Would You Build with Broadcom’s Embedded Wireless Tech?

By Aaron Schmidt | August 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Broadcom’s WICED™ platform has sparked the imaginations of Internet of Things developers, smart engineers who are rolling out products and applications that showcase the power – and potential – of the technology.

In recent weeks, Broadcom and its partners have made a slew of announcements for new devices that tap the out-of-the –box connectivity experience that WICED offers to developers, entrepreneurs and startups.

  • Netatmo is using WICED™ Wi-Fi to enable a collaboration with French designer Philippe Starke for a stylish,

BroadR-Reach® Ethernet: Enterprise-Level Security for Connected Cars

By Michael Lenke | August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s a scene straight out of a spy or sci-fi movie: A malicious figure sits in front of a glowing computer monitor in a cave-like room, typing away. The next moment, an unsuspecting victim’s high-tech car — miles away — careens out of control. The radio blasts at full volume, the steering wheel jerks and the brakes fail. This car has been hacked, and it’s now fully under the villain’s control.

A futuristic tableau like this is terrifying, but fortunately, …

In the News

Starting Gun Sounds in Race to 10Gbps Home Wi-Fi

April 17, 2014

Rethink Wireless
Broadcom announced the guts for a new kind of home router that is says will zip information around the house at up to 3.2 gigabits per second, about twice what a current, high-end home Wi-Fi device can do.

Wi-Fi Gets Another Boost: Broadcom Plans to Double its Speed this Year

April 17, 2014

Venture Beat
Semiconductor giant Broadcom is announcing today that it is creating new chips that could double the speed of Wi-Fi wireless networks. That means wireless networks are still evolving as the whole industry is trying to deal with an expected tsunami of mobile data in the coming years.

Retailers to Benefit from 5G Wi-Fi

April 15, 2014

Connected World
The BCM43462 SoC will contain Broadcom’s new AccuLocate technology which provides sub-meter accuracy on exact physical locations. That comes as good news to component suppliers who will look to be major players in the indoor location market, which analysts predict will hit $4 billion by 2018 thanks to demand for such services by shopping malls, airports, department stores, and stadiums.

Broadcom's New Chip Brings GPS to Smartwatches without Killing the Battery

February 20, 2014

Engadget
Mobile World Congress kicks off next week, so it's high time that the behind the scenes players showed off what'll linger beneath the aluminum and Gorilla Glass of next-generation devices.

Broadcom Intros Global Location Chip for Fitness Wearables

February 20, 2014

PC Magazine
Broadcom on Thursday unveiled a global location chip built for wearable devices ahead of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

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