IRVINE, USA: Broadcom Corp. announced that the Broadcom BCM43224 dual-band 802.11n 2x2 MIMO PCIe half mini card has been selected for the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Wi-Fi Direct test suite.
It is among the first products to obtain Wi-Fi Direct designation from the Wi-Fi Alliance and will be a benchmark for all future certification testing in numerous Wi-Fi CERTIFIED labs around the globe.
Wi-Fi Direct enables devices to communicate directly with each other without having to connect first to an access point and be part of a traditional network, thus creating many new wireless device-to-device applications and usage models.
Broadcom is incorporating Wi-Fi Direct across its entire portfolio, including the feature in all of its connectivity, media and mobility products. The company is offering its InConcert Maestro Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) along with its Wi-Fi-Direct certified devices.
This combination will allow simple and easy-to-develop wireless gaming, content sharing, and printing applications. Having the industry's broadest range of Wi-Fi chips with designs in countless product categories including mobile phones, tablets, notebooks/netbooks, Blu-Ray players, gateways, access points/routers, printers, televisions, set-top boxes, games, and portable media players, Broadcom will offer consumers an entire ecosystem of devices that seamlessly connect with one another using Wi-Fi Direct.