Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Broadcom Announces Bluetooth 3.0 + Wi-Fi Combo Chip

Broadcom's Bluetooth combo chip technology and associated BTE software have been qualified as compliant with the ratified Bluetooth v3.0 + HS (high speed) specification, which supports rates up to 24 Mbps -- a 10X increase in speed over the previous Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR (enhanced data rate) standard.

Broadcom said it is now able to provide a single-chip solution that includes both a qualified Bluetooth v3.0 BR/EDR (basic rate) controller and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED(TM) media access controller (MAC)/physical layer (PHY) device. When combined with Broadcom's v3.0 + HS qualified host software solution, these products enable OEMs to add the convenience of high speed Bluetooth data transfer while reducing board space, power consumption and overall system cost in next generation Bluetooth-enabled devices. http://www.broadcom.com

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