BCM4342

Intensi-fi® Single-Chip 802.11n Enterprise Solution

The BCM4342 is a complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) that accelerates time-to-market and reduces development costs for enterprise 802.11n access points. The 65-nm BCM4342 combines an 802.11 medium access controller (MAC), a baseband processor, 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz radios and other WLAN components onto a single silicon die. This high level of integration not only reduces the footprint and BOM cost, but also cuts power consumption in half. As a result, enterprise access points can now operate simultaneously on the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands while being powered by a company's existing Power over Ethernet (802.3af) infrastructure.

Broadcom's unique Intensi-fi architecture delivers data rates of up to 300 Mbps, maintains wireless connections over a larger coverage area, and offers the greatest channel capacity of any 802.11n solution. When the BCM4342 is paired with FASTPATH Unified Access Point Software, the turnkey solution enables wireless APs that extend the business-critical features of a company's wired network, while bringing the benefits of 802.11n to mobile workers.

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  • Enables standalone and managed APs that work seamlessly with switch infrastructure to streamline the transition to a managed WLAN architecture
  • 802.11n Draft 2.0-compliant Wi-Fi® solution. Fully compatible with IEEE 802.11n Draft 1.0 and 802.11a/b/g legacy devices
  • Two transmitters and two receivers with optional 802.11n Draft 2.0 modes allow data rates supporting 300 Mbps
  • Single-chip 65-nm CMOS integration and low power modes result in a 50% power reduction compared to previous generation solutions, enabling the lowest power dual concurrent enterprise APs on the market

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