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Wi-Fi opens up a whole range of use cases that would enable consumers to get more functionality out of their smartwatches, with new possibilities for listening to music, tracking health data and managing connected home devices from the tiny command center on their wrists.

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Videocon d2h Chooses Broadcom to Deliver HD Satellite Service to Growing India Pay-TV Market

July 21, 2014

New Digital Video Recorder Delivers High Definition Interactive Services

Hathway Selects Broadcom Technology to Deliver High Speed Broadband Services to Subscribers throughout India

July 21, 2014

India's First DOCSIS 3.0 Deployment Meets Growing Consumer Demand for Streaming High Definition Content to Multiple Devices

Broadcom Extends Small Cell Leadership with New Devices for Residential, Enterprise and Outdoor Markets

July 16, 2014

Next-generation Series Built on More than Two Million Residential and Enterprise Small Cell Deployments with Broadcom Technology

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Model B+: Raspberry Pi Ups its Game with New Improvements

By Michael Lenke | July 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Raspberry Pi — an affordable, bare-bones computer that’s about the size of a credit card — hasn’t changed much since its release more than two years ago. This week, the beloved microcomputer got a mini-facelift, and the result is the new and improved Raspberry Pi Model B+.

Broadcom technical director Eben Upton, who is also the co-founder and public face of the U.K.-based Raspberry Pi Foundation, declared that “this isn’t a ‘Raspberry Pi 2’, but rather the …

Why Unlicensed Spectrum Allocation is Critical to the Next Wave of Innovation

By Chris Szymanski | July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Over the years, consumers have been quick to adopt the technologies made possible by wireless spectrum, the invisible airwave frequencies that deliver everything from radio and TV broadcasts to Wi-Fi Internet connections.

Yet, as more people become armed with more wireless devices, the congestion across these frequencies increases and the performance of the signals begins to erode.

Ever try to upload a photo to a social media site from a crowded event? Chances are that it took several tries for …

New Consortium: Faster, More Cost-Effective Ethernet Possible at 25 / 50 Gbps

By Sarah Murry | July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Have a cursory look around the consumer technology landscape and this much is evident: Everything is moving to the cloud.

The cloud is home to data in the form of photos, videos, software applications, books, music and e-commerce, financial transactions – and that is just the tip of the iceberg. This massive amount of data—7.7 zettabytes by the end of 2017, according to Cisco— is constantly being collected, computed, stored and called up from any device anywhere, by consumers

Broadcom Enables Next-Gen Smartwatches to Get Armed with Wi-Fi

By Sarah Murry | July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Consumers have come to expect peak performance from whatever connected device they are toting — a demand that’s trickling down to smartwatches.

The next generation of smartwatches — the most promising devices to emerge in the wearables category — are predicted to have similar functionality as their smartphone sidekicks.

Wi-Fi opens up a whole range of use cases that would enable consumers to get more functionality out of their smartwatches, with new possibilities for listening to music, tracking health and …

Technology Leap: 5GWiFi Helps DISH’s New Wireless Joey Cut the Set-Top Box Cord

By Aaron Schmidt | July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Satellite TV provider DISH Network recently upped the ante on the cord-cutting craze with its Wireless Joey™ system, the first 802.11ac Wi-Fi set-top box to leap beyond the living room.

The wires that the Joey ditches are being replaced with 5G WiFi – Broadcom’s brand name for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard that’s recognized as faster, longer-range and more robust than previous generations.

TV set-top boxes are part of a growing collection of new devices – including home networking routers, …

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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