Broadcom unveils 5G WiFi combo chip

Telecom Lead America: Broadcom Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless
communications, has unveiled the BCM4335, a complete 5G WiFi combo chip for
smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks and other mobile devices.

The new chip integrates a complete 5G WiFi system including
the MAC, PHY and RF with Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and software on a single chip
using 40nm CMOS process.

The company claims that the BCM4335 address unique
interference challenges in systems with both 4G LTE cellular radios and wireless
connectivity.

“The BCM4335 is the perfect mobile complement to these 5G
WiFi products, allowing smartphones and tablets to get the full benefit of the
technology at both ends of the wireless connection,” said Michael Hurlston,
Broadcom Senior Vice President & General Manager, Wireless Connectivity
Combo

In January this year, the company introduced its family of
5G WiFi chips for access points and PCs.

The world’s first 5G WiFi routers
and notebooks powered by Broadcom’s 5G WiFi chips were introduced to
the market in Q2 2012.

Smartphones and tablets powered by the new BCM4335, which
are expected to hit shelves in Q1 2013.

The BCM4335 features Broadcom’s TurboQAM technology the
implements the highest data-rate 256-QAM mode in 2.4 GHz.

The TurboQAM technology enables devices equipped with the
BCM4335 to deliver 10 percent faster throughputs than 802.11n speeds when
communicating with other 5G WiFi devices.

The BCM4335 has built-in media processing to off-load host
processor and features integrated support for Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Miracast and Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint technologies.

Broadcom launches two 10GBASE-T physical layer transceivers

Recently, Broadcom Corporation launched two 10GBASE-T
physical layer transceivers (PHYs). The BCM84844 and BCM84846 are now sampling
with production volume slated for 2H12.

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