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Broadcom’s two chips announced for enhanced video streaming

Posted on January 7, 2014
Broadcom's two chips announced for enhanced video streaming

Broadcom has arrived in Las Vegas for the 2014 CES trade show with a clear message about its technology ambitions as a market leader in 5g WiFi chips. Broadcom has promoted its work that has focused on this fifth generation of Wi-Fi, or 802.11ac. The company said that “802.11ac from Broadcom delivers download speeds up to three times faster than existing networks, plus power efficiency six times greater than in most mobile devices.”

Rahul Patel, Broadcom Vice President, Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos, said “As the first company to deliver 5G WiFi across all product segments, Broadcom continues to lead innovation and engineer even more powerful next-generation 5G WiFi products that support today’s content-hungry consumer.” He said the company’s solutions can translate into consumers getting an elevated video streaming experience and also providing OEMs with the benefits of “improved system cost and form factor.”

Writing in Forbes earlier this month, Broadcom cofounder and CTO, Henry Samueli, similarly wrote about Broadcom’s 5G WiFi technology as taking off in a big way. “Speeds of a few hundred Mbps in a smartphone or nearly 1 Gigabit per second in a tablet or computer are now possible.” Samueli also said over the next few years Wi-Fi device speeds will continue to increase, but a greater benefit is longer range, which will provide better coverage inside one’s home or office.

Read more at: Phys.org

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