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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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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

Broadcom HEVC Technology Powers India's First Ultra HD Set-top Box Deployment from Tata Sky and Technicolor

July 28, 2014

Poised to Deliver Immersive Home Entertainment Experience to India TV Subscribers

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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” …

Nick Ilyadis in RCR Wireless: “Significant Investment in Mobile Network Infrastructure is Essential”

By Sarah Murry | July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in RCR Wireless, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer, Infrastructure and Networking Group at Broadcom, talks about how carriers must invest in infrastructure to meet growing data demands.

From RCR Wireless:

A look at the demand profile for 4G/LTE communications shows what’s in store for network developers. A recent Cisco Systems forecast …

Rochan Sankar in SDN Central: “Ethernet Speed Transitions Trigger Rapid Change in Ethernet Performance”

By Sarah Murry | July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in SDN Central, in which Rochan Sankar,  Director, Product Marketing in the Infrastructure and Networking group at Broadcom, talks about the new 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet Standard.

From SDN Central:

A great deal of attention has historically been paid to Ethernet speed transitions in the market. Networking vendors, consumers, and industry analysts …

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 …

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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