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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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Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science & the Public Announce 30 Finalists in 2014 Broadcom MASTERS Middle School STEM Competition

September 17, 2014

Young Innovators Travel to Washington, D.C. to Compete for Prizes and Showcase Projects Ranging from Engineering Computers to Detect Wildfires to a Novel Biocompatible Medical Implant Material, and More

Broadcom Enables SK Broadband's New In-home Ultra HD Service

September 16, 2014

BCM7252 HEVC Chip Powers Seamless Delivery of 4K On-Demand TV

Broadcom Announces Industry's Highest Performance, Lowest Power 100GbE Gearbox PHYs

September 15, 2014

Provides New Interconnect Capabilities for Next Generation of 100GBASE Modules

Broadcom Announces Next Generation Cisco Security Certification on Four HEVC Ultra HD Connected Home Platforms

September 12, 2014

Latest Cisco Architecture Delivers Secure Premium Ultra HD Content and Services to Multiple Screens in the Home

Korea Telecom Launches Broadcom-enabled Ultra HD IPTV Service

September 12, 2014

New Olleh GiGA UHD(4K) Set-top Box Delivers Vivid Ultra HD Content to South Korean Subscribers

Broadcom Connected

Compression Tech in the Spotlight at IBC as Ultra HD Goes Global

By Sarah Murry | September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

When the pixel-dense, larger-than-life content promised by Ultra HD is ready for prime-time, operators want to be ready.

Meanwhile, HEVC compression technology is helping them optimize their networks and deliver better-quality video to consumers.

For the past few years, Broadcom has been helping cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial operators, along with their set-top box partners, get ready with a behind-the-scenes technology that enables delivery of Ultra HD content.

For technical types, it’s a data compression standard called the High Efficiency …

It Starts with STEM: Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build Events for Middle Schoolers Aim to Teach More Than Programming

By Kristin James | September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Teaching kids to code: It’s a cause celebre in the high-tech world, especially for fast-growing companies in need of homegrown talent. Industry giants including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are putting their names and philanthropic dollars behind the effort to build up the STEM talent reserve in a big way.

So what really happens when you teach middle school kids to code? It turns out that they get more than a lesson about how to build a computer game …

Demo: Broadcom Links Technologies to Take Friend-Finder Capabilities to New Level [VIDEO]

By Danielle Miller | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Smartphone owners already reap the benefits of location-based services in their devices as they check real-time traffic, locate the nearest gas station or even map an afternoon run. Coming soon, they’ll be able to locate their smartphone-carrying friends, too — thanks to a new technology that’s leveraging Broadcom’s Wi-Fi expertise.

By combining two proven strategies — known as “Neighbor Awareness Networking” (NAN) and “Round-Trip Time” (RTT) — with super speedy, longer-range 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Broadcom enables several devices to calculate the …

Want Wi-Fi for your Raspberry Pi? Broadcom Adapter Brings Connectivity with Less Power

By Sarah Murry | September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer has been to outer space, to meet the Queen and has landed in classrooms as far away as rural India.

Today, the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer can visit the Web, with help from a new, affordable device with Broadcom® WICED™ Wi-Fi technology.

Broadcom and the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a Broadcom USB hub and Wi-Fi adapter that’s optimized for the Raspberry Pi. 

Buy one here.

“It gives you full-featured Wi-Fi connectivity out of the box

New Ethernet Spec Gains Steam, More Members Back 25/50 Gbps Standard

By Sarah Murry | September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The industry consortium that’s pushing 25 Gigabit-per-second Ethernet — a new technology standard that promises a big jump in data center performance while lowering costs — is starting to take root.

Cisco Systems, Dell, Brocade  and Juniper are among the most recent members to join the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, a group spearheaded by Broadcom and other cloud-scale data center players to promote a new Ethernet networking industry standard.

Meanwhile, IEEE has taken the first step to establishing industry-wide …

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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