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More Accurate GPS with Less Power

Copy: Improving location accuracy for smartphones and wearables stems from a Broadcom engineering feat — the tight integration of GPS and sensors — to create a low-power "Location Hub."

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Broadcom Doubles Wi-Fi Speed of Devices with First Six Stream 802.11ac MIMO Platform

April 15, 2014

New 5G WiFi XStream Extends Wi-Fi Leadership with Unmatched Performance for Video Streaming and Home Networking Applications

Broadcom Low-Power Applications Processor Enables World's First Cloud-Connected Robotic Sprinkler System

April 14, 2014

New Droplet Sprinkler System Leverages Advanced Embedded Processing to Cut Household Water Consumption in Half

Broadcom Announces Conference Call to Review First Quarter 2014 Financial Results

April 3, 2014

Hosts Call April 24, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time; 4:45 p.m. Eastern Time

NETGEAR Selects Broadcom StrataConnect SoCs for Next Generation Gigabit Smart Switch Solutions

April 1, 2014

Highly Integrated Solution Lowers System Cost and Increases Security in Evolving SMB Network

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Wi-Fi Boost: Turbocharged Home Networking with Six-Stream 802.11ac MIMO

By Sam Diaz | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With the average consumer household sporting roughly six connected devices, home Wi-Fi networks are tasked with carrying an increasingly heavy load.

Smartphones, tablets, PCs, set-top boxes, gaming devices and, now, even a new class of wearables that register health and fitness activities— are all tapping the same wireless router.

And now that the newest flavor of Wi-Fi — 802.11ac, or 5G WiFi — is starting to show up in client devices, there’s even more pressure on the workhorse router …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hits Stores, Chock Full of Broadcom Tech

By Sarah Murry | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the most-anticipated smartphones of the season hits the store shelves today. And thanks to the techies who take apart products to see what’s inside, consumers already know that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is much more than a pretty screen.

First teased at Mobile World Congress, the Android-based Galaxy S5 has been generating quite a bit of buzz in recent weeks as device enthusiasts have been eager to know what’s inside this newest smartphone. Now, it’s been revealed

An ‘Always-On” World: Enabling GPS and Wearable Sensors with Less Power

By Sarah Murry | April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, we talked about how Broadcom’s bringing more accurate GPS technology to wearable devices. But that’s only part of the story—sensors play a big role, too.

Sensors — such as gyroscopes, barometers, accelerometers and others — are what enable our connected devices to collect useful data about our bodies and the environment.

On our smartphones, sensors do things like recognize gestures, help us get our bearings and send us driving directions. With fitness-trackers, health monitors …

Runners’ Peeve: Lagging GPS?

By Sarah Murry | April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ever see a gaggle of marathon runners at the starting line holding their smartwatches skyward? They’re looking for that first GPS satellite ping, the one that enables their gadgets to get a fix on their locations.

For outdoor runners, GPS gets hung up on two problems.

For one, satellite-based GPS is often slow to pick up on the “first fix” to begin tracking a route. Second, once it has a fix on location, GPS can experience interference as signals get …

Cloud Scale Networking: Transforming the Data Center Landscape

By Sam Diaz | April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The network makes or breaks the cloud.

That’s the sentiment echoed by Nick Ilyadis, vice president and chief technology officer in the Infrastructure & Networking Group at Broadcom, and it underscores some very real challenges facing modern CIOs, network administrators and IT departments alike.

It’s also a driver behind Broadcom’s recent Interop announcement, a powerful new XLP®532 8-core communications processor promising to simplify deployment of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) for mid-size enterprises.

“The cloud


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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

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PC Magazine
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Broadcom Aims to Power Fast LTE Smartphones for Less than $300

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Broadcom's New Chips Could Put Fast LTE in Your Budget Smartphone

February 10, 2014

The new chips respectively bundle dual- and quad-core processors with 150Mbps LTE radios, making it easier for small firms to ship cheap handsets (Broadcom expects sub-$300 pricing) with speedy internet access.

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January 9, 2014

New York Times
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