Broadcom Launches 5G Wi-Fi Video Streaming for the Home
Published on: 6th Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Broadcom has introduced new Wi Fi system on a chips (SoCs). The BCM43569 is the industry's first dual band 2x2 MIMO combo chip with a USB 3.0 interface and coexistence technology that enables smart TVs to receive both Wi Fi and Bluetooth signals simultaneously.
Routers, gateways and set-top boxes rely heavily on the platform's host CPU processing power to deliver HD content over Wi-Fi to multiple devices in the home. Broadcom's BCM43602, a new 3x3 MIMO 802.11ac SoC solution, enables these platforms to offload Wi-Fi processing from the host processor.
Beamforming is also supported on both chips to ensure whole-home wireless coverage.
"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," said Rahul Patel, Vice President, Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos.
"By the end of 2014, 802.11ac is expected to be included in more than 50 percent of total Wi-Fi ICs shipped," said Phil Solis, research director, ABI Research. "By maximizing the wireless connectivity performance in connected home devices, Broadcom continues to help drive the industry adoption of 802.11ac technology across all product segments."