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Broadcom integrates WiFi, Bluetooth and FM into single chip

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2007 9:12 User comments (4)

Broadcom integrates WiFi, Bluetooth and FM into single chip Broadcom has developed technology to integrates WiFi, Bluetooth and FM reception features into a single 65nm CMOS chip. This chip could help lower costs for manufacturers and ease on power usage, boosting battery life in mobile devices. Broadcom's technology is widely used in mobile phones, but is also used in some models of Apple's iPod.
"Our new Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and FM transceiver will help to drive this evolution and enhance devices like digital music players by dramatically reducing the cost and complexity of these key wireless technologies in innovative mobile devices," Broadcom's wireless connectivity chief Robert Rango said.

WiFi support would be present for 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 support (upgradeable to 2.1) is included. The company said the chip uses up to 40% less power than competing solutions.


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4 user comments

14.2.2007 15:04

I like this peice of technology. I would invest in one of these and if they make it a chip that comes on a all in one motherboard even better.

25.2.2007 1:23

I like it too :-) developments like this from companies like broadcom means better more feature packed portable devices at lower costs, not to mention the battery power savings

35.2.2007 8:18

this is great more battery life is always welcomed.

413.2.2007 13:21

Yeah this is a pretty good deal!

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