Wi-Fi Direct & Bluetooth® 4.0 Combo Chip for PCs & Notebooks
The BCM43142 delivers wireless innovation in personal computers, notebooks and netbooks by combining Wi-Fi Direct connectivity with seamless proximity-based pairing, dramatically simplifying wireless connectivity in the home. The combo chip supports a variety of platforms including next generation Windows® and Android-based systems.
The single-die BCM43142 is a 40nm device providing coexistence improvements over earlier InConcert PC combo modules, as well as a significant reduction in footprint, lower bill-of-materials and a 40 percent reduction in power consumption, providing a cost effective, compact and high-performance solution for the PC market.
The BCM43142 software development kit includes APIs for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), Bluetooth High Speed and 802.11n Wi-Fi Direct functionality. This allows devices to automatically recognize and communicate with each other directly, delivering innovative applications such as proximity-based PC security, router-less collaboration and instant photo/video sharing. The chip also provides support for coexistence schemes with additional wireless technologies such as LTE and WiMAX.
- Supports single stream IEEE 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 + HS. BCM43142 is the PC industry's first combo chip with Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 (BLE 4.0) certification. It also features integrated power amplifiers and a low noise amplifier
- The software package includes APIs for BT4.0+HS, BLE and for Wi-Fi Direct, which enables devices to communicate directly with one another without having to interact with an access point.
- Optimized for cost and power. It is available in a 68-pin QFN package and uses the PCIe interface for Wi-Fi and USB interface for Bluetooth