Broadcom releases triple threat wireless chip set
Broadcom has just released a new tri-radio chip set. This means more capable. cheaper wireless devices with the potential for longer battery life are on the way. In this highly competitive business, there will be lots of me too chip sets showing up soon. It’s not much of a stretch to add 4G capability to the next generation.
Broadcom released a new chipset today that integrates Blueooth, an FM radio and Wi-Fi (in the 802.11n flavor) for mobile devices. Broadcom is trying to own the segment of the market that wants multiple radios on a chipset, while Texas Instruments tries to keep up. The new chipset allows for use of Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz band as well as in the 5 GHz band, which is good for sending media to and from a handheld device. (Gigaom)