BCM4318E

802.11b/g Transceiver with BroadRange® Technology

The BCM4318E is the third generation of Broadcom's single-chip wireless LAN client solutions, which combine a high-performance 2.4 GHz radio, 802.11a/g baseband processor, medium access controller (MAC) and other radio components onto a single silicon die. This high level of chip integration reduces the size, cost and power consumption of a wireless LAN module, facilitating more opportunities to integrate the popular 54g technology into networking equipment, PCs, peripherals and consumer electronic devices.

The BCM4318E also features Broadcom's new BroadRange™ technology, a standards-compliant hardware enhancement that extends the range of 54g®-based wireless devices. It uses advanced signal processing techniques to provide the industry's best receive sensitivity and optimize transmit power control, enabling Wi-Fi users to maintain high-speed wireless connections at up to 50% further from an access point.

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  • First client solution to include BroadRange technology, extending the range of wireless devices.
  • Offers industry's best receive sensitivity (Greater than -73dBm at 54 Mbps)
  • Reduces transmit power by 30% to extend the battery life of today's Wi-Fi devices and enable a variety of new Wi-Fi platforms with strict power requirements.
  • Supports 125 High Speed Mode™ and SecureEZSetup™ software, Broadcom's industry-leading performance and ease-of-use features (but partners have the option of implementing these features).

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