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Broadcom launches 5G WiFi chips and SoCs at CES 2015

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Broadcom Corporation has announced the expansion of its portfolio of 5G WiFi chips and system-on-chip (SoC) devices for high performance and mass market retail routers, wireless cable/DSL/PON gateways and set-top boxes (STBs). This new offering will allow the OEMs to design products to meet growing consumer demand.

The 5G Wifi portfolio of the company incorporates the world’s fastest 4×4 5G WiFi MU-MIMO chip for home gateways and STBs. “Broadcom continues to deliver the industry’s highest performing 5G WiFi solutions. The new 4×4 5G WiFi MU-MIMO architecture enables our customers to design faster, higher capacity, longer range access points that are equipped to address the growing number of connected devices in the home and continued demand for high quality wireless video streaming,” Manny Patel, Broadcom Director, Wireless Connectivity, said.

This expanded portfolio of the company includes BCM4366 incorporates multiple 802.11ac Wave 2 features, including a MU-MIMO implementation, which delivers up to a 4x speed boost. In addition, multiple radio optimizations enable the delivery of broadcast-quality video over a wireless network. For retail Wi-Fi access point routers, the BCM4366 is coupled with the BCM47094 network processor SoC which utilizes a powerful 1.4 GHz dual core ARM processor, enabling unprecedented wireless and video streaming performance.

The new portfolio also includes the BCM53573 and BCM47189 dual-band 2×2 5G WiFi SoCs for affordable and mid-tier residential routers, wireless repeaters, power line and MOCA Wi-Fi bridges. These two new SoCs are the first to integrate a 2×2 802.11ac radio on a single chip with a CPU and Ethernet switch, which reduces cost while delivering the powerful benefits of 5G WiFi to the entry-level segment.

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