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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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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, …

Politeness Isn’t Only for People: Why It’s Important for Networks, Too

By Vijay Nagarajan | August 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wi-Fi, the connectivity technology that Broadcom champions as the workhorse of the unlicensed wireless spectrum, has crept into new corners of our lives over the years, enabling the “anytime, anywhere” connectivity experience to grow beyond the personal computer and reach our smartphones, tablets, wearables and myriad Internet-connected gadgets at home.

One of the reasons Wi-Fi has become a consumer success story is because of another unsung property: It “plays nice” when using the wireless spectrum. In other words, Wi-Fi is

“Game of Interns” Wage (Engineering) War in WICED Hackathon

By Michael Lenke | August 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

A tricked-out kitchen timer could be a new entrée to the home automation trend that’s driving forward the Internet of Things.

Given a 16-hour deadline, unlimited energy drinks and of course, lots of munchies, Broadcom invited the current class of northern California-based engineering interns to tinker with the WICED™ platform and create something new.

Team “POSACS”— Positive Optimistic Service and All Connected Systems — hacked their way to a win with a WICED™ Wi-Fi platform at Broadcom’s “Game of Interns” …

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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