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Broadcom 5G WiFi chip introduced

Broadcom 5G WiFi chip introduced

A new innovation in WiFi is going to be ushered into the world of consumer electronics early next year. That's because of a new combo chip invented by Broadcom that promises to deliver the fifth generation of broadband wireless connectivity. The chip, known as the BCM4335, claims to offer "dramatic speed, range and power efficiency."

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Broadcom’s new GPS chip offers 10X performance, half the power consumption

Broadcom’s new GPS chip offers 10X performance, half the power consumption

Broadcom today announced a new GPS chip for smartphones that promises to deliver 10 times the performance for faster, more accurate position computation, while reducing power consumption by 50 percent. And being built on a 40nm process, the chip is 44 percent smaller making it perfect for new smartphones that are increasingly tight on space.

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Broadcom outs 5G WiFi chips for 1.3Gbps wireless

Broadcom outs 5G WiFi chips for 1.3Gbps wireless

Broadcom has revealed its plans for up to 1.3 Gbps WiFi, with the next-generation of super-speedy wireless allowing you to get further away from your router while still streaming Full HD video. The new Broadcom 802.11ac (5G WiFi) chips deliver up to three times the speed and six times the power efficiency of current-gen 802.11n radios, as well as being smaller thanks to 40nm production processes. That means smartphones, tablets and other gadgets can be smaller too, despite promising backward compatibility with previous WiFi standards.

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Broadcom signs Myriad and Sling deals for Android, streaming TV everywhere

Broadcom signs Myriad and Sling deals for Android, streaming TV everywhere

The folks at Broadcom have dropped a couple of silent bombs this week in announcements of deals with both SlingBox's EchoStar and with Myriad for their Alien Vue solution, these deals resulting ultimately in two things: a chip made by Myriad that allows for TV Everywhere NOT just limited to wi-fi in your own home and Android apps on your TV set-top box! With their deal with Sling, they're set to create their upcoming BCM7425 SoC (or chip, if you prefer) with embedded Sling place-shifting technology. With Myriad Alien Vue, Broadcom will be supporting Android apps on the set-top boxes which they power.

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Broadcom buys NetLogic to boost chipset prowess

Broadcom buys NetLogic to boost chipset prowess

Broadcom has announced it is acquiring NetLogic Microsystems in a deal worth around $3.7bn, and which will see the company add various processor technologies to its existing wireless chipset business. Bringing over tech including "knowledge-based processors, multi-core embedded processors, and digital front-end processors" it's expected to help Broadcom compete with other end-to-end SoC firms, such as Qualcomm.

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Broadcom unveils BCM43142, first 40nm WiFi and Bluetooth combo chip in the industry

Broadcom unveils BCM43142, first 40nm WiFi and Bluetooth combo chip in the industry

Broadcom has announced an industry first at Computex. The announcement is of the first 40nm WiFi and Bluetooth combo chip. The chip is called the BCM43142 InConcert combo chip. It is aimed at the notebook and netbook market where the reduced size and power consumption are of the most benefit. Smaller size means that the machines can potentially be made smaller and less power consumption leads to longer battery life.

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NVIDIA and ICERA Create Serious Competition for Qualcomm and Others

NVIDIA and ICERA Create Serious Competition for Qualcomm and Others

With NVIDIA's acquisition of Icera Semiconductor today, they have taken an important step in developing a fully optimized mobile platform with two key technologies. The chipset and the baseband processor are two of the most important decisions a company makes when they are looking to develop a mobile solution. NVIDIA has now positioned themselves to offer a competitive solution with both key technologies.

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Glonass Russian GPS coming from Qualcomm & more to boost LBS

Glonass Russian GPS coming from Qualcomm & more to boost LBS

The next generation of smartphones and mobile devices could be far quicker to lock onto their physical location for mapping and LBS, with the news that big-name chipset manufacturers are adding Glonass support to their upcoming products. ST-Ericsson and Broadcom both support Glonass - the Russian-installed rival to GPS - in their new location chips, and Qualcomm has confirmed it will add support for the system in its 28nm integrated GPS offerings.

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Broadcom BCM2077x Bluetooth chip family surfaces in Spain

Broadcom BCM2077x Bluetooth chip family surfaces in Spain

Broadcom is always on hand at MWC with new chipsets for all sorts of uses. One of the new unveilings that the company has at MWC 2011 is a new Bluetooth chip family that will add cool features to devices using Bluetooth like voice recognition and more. The chip family is the BCM2077x and includes three chips with the BCM20770, BCM 20771, and BCM 20772.

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Broadcom Persona ICE SoC headed to Compal tablets

Broadcom Persona ICE SoC headed to Compal tablets

Last we heard of Broadcom's Persona platform, it was being billed as a DVR chipset. Now, the next generation has expanded its ambitions, and has found a home in Compal tablets. The two companies have announced that the Broadcom Person ICE will form the single- or dual-core 1GHz+ ARM Cortex A9 heart of future slates from the ODM.

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Hillcrest and Broadcom make motion-remotes simple with new BT chips

Hillcrest and Broadcom make motion-remotes simple with new BT chips

Sony and LG both turned to Hillcrest Labs last year for help with their motion-control remotes, and now it seems the company is looking to spread its love more generically. Hillcrest has inked a deal with Broadcom to make a pair of Bluetooth chips that integrate the Freespace MotionEngine, the Broadcom BCM35230 digital TV system-on-a-chip (SoC) and BCM20730 single-chip.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: December 15 2010

Today take a trip down fibber lane with Chris Davies as he informs the world about The Convergence Con. Next check out the $200 Pioneer BDR-206MBK BDXL burner that'll let you make your own Blu-ray disks (at $100 a pop, even if you mess em up!) See a Facebook intern Facebook Maps the World via social networking relationships. And don't forget! Take a peek at both of our SlashGear AND our Android Community giveaways of the Google Cr-48 Laptop! Free! So freaking free! All this and more on none other than your friendly neighborhood SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up!

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