Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Broadcom Improves Bluetooth + Wi-Fi Co-Existence in Netbooks

Broadcom released a new version of its InConcert wireless technology that enables co-existence between Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in netbooks and notebooks. Broadcom said its new version of InConcert technology applies adaptive algorithms that identify wireless use cases to significantly improve 802.11n throughputs while servicing various Bluetooth devices.

The connection requirements for various Bluetooth applications vary dramatically, with some requiring low latency and others needing a predetermined minimum throughput. Broadcom InConcert co-existence algorithms take these factors into account while servicing a combination of different Bluetooth devices in the presence of an active Wi-Fi link. The update also delivers significant improvement in Wi-Fi throughput when simultaneously listening to audio over Bluetooth.