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Expanding the IoT Universe with WICED™ Sense

Broadcom's WICED™ Sense Development Kit is pre-programmed and ready for app developers and hardware and software developers to get going with an Internet of Things project.

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SK Telecom and Broadcom Enable First 4G LTE Small Cells with Carrier Aggregation Features

February 26, 2015

Innovative 4G LTE Small Cells Deliver Seamless Mobile Experience

Broadcom Announces Industry's First Fully Integrated Chip for Virtual Customer Premise Equipment

February 26, 2015

Extends Portfolio Breadth for Carriers and Enables New Service Offerings

Broadcom Smartwatch Platform Improves Battery Life for Android Wear Devices

February 25, 2015

Integrated Platform Adds GPS and Wireless Charging Support

Broadcom Announces Industry's First 5 Gbps Chipset for Microwave Backhaul

February 24, 2015

New Microwave Baseband and RF SoCs Deliver 4X Increase in Spectral Efficiency

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Broadcom Tackles Battery Challenges in Smartwatches

By Sarah Murry | February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

When it comes to developing a new segment of portable electronic devices – from the earliest mobile phones to this new wave of connected wearable devices – there’s always been one major challenge: battery life.

From an engineering perspective, it’s among the toughest nuts to crack for device makers that are looking to design, test and sell wearable gadgets such as smartwatches, fitness tracking bands, eyeglasses or even sensor-laded clothing.

“When it comes to wearables, power is king,” said Larry …

Raspberry Pi Heads to the Final Frontier, with Help from UK Students

By Aaron Schmidt | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Raspberry Pi, a $35 microcomputer designed for the Raspberry Pi Foundation by co-founder and Broadcom engineer Eben Upton, has seen its share of adventures.

It’s been presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, flown with weather balloons into Earth’s atmosphere, and according to a recent blog post, reached a staggering milestone of 5 million units sold.

Now, thanks to a joint effort between the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency

GPS Guru: Broadcom’s Frank van Diggelen Awarded Fellowship by Institute of Navigation

By Sarah Murry | February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever used something other than your senses to navigate, you can probably thank Broadcom’s Dr. Frank van Diggelen and his colleagues.

He’s credited with many of the key patents and inventions that enable the global positioning system (GPS) to be ubiquitous in mobile devices and increasingly, wearable ones.

Last month, he was recognized for 20 years of contributions to location technology by the Institute of Navigation (ION), a prestigious industry group made up of academics, researchers and …

Measuring Up: Broadcom’s Corporate Sustainability Performance on the Rise

By Scott A. McGregor | February 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

With 99.98 percent of all Internet traffic crossing a Broadcom chip each day, we have a significant opportunity to help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.

Today, Broadcom published its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) compliant Corporate Sustainability Report designed to increase its level of disclosure across four key areas of the business: Company, Environment, Workplace and Community.

Read the full report here

Increasing visibility into operations has allowed Broadcom to establish and achieve meaningful performance improvement …

Love to Get Your Hands on a Raspberry Pi 2? Hat Tip to Broadcom

By Eben Upton | February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

We know that four and a half million of you think the Raspberry Pi is great as it is – but with the help of Broadcom’s innovative chip design and engineering, the Raspberry Pi team has made it even better.

Meet the Raspberry Pi 2, a second-generation microcomputer that offers more than six times the computing power of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s original Raspberry Pi, without compromising the credit card-sized form factor or the affordable purchase price.

The Raspberry …

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

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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