Monday, July 21, 2008

Broadcom Ships Wi-Fi + Bluetooth + FM Integrated Chip

Broadcom began shipping its flagship wireless combination chip (BCM4325) that combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM functionality into a single 65 nanometer (nm) silicon die. Broadcom predicts such multi-function chips will account for nearly one-third of all wireless connectivity solutions shipped in 2012. The company is already sampling its second generation combo solutions, which leverage advanced technologies to provide richer communications and connectivity for next generation products. Examples of future functionality could include 802.11n for multimedia and gaming products, GPS for personal navigation devices (PNDs), low energy Bluetooth technology for sensor applications and other technologies in development.

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