Monday, February 13, 2012

Broadcom extends 5G WiFi leadership with 802.11ac chips

IRVINE, USA: Broadcom Corp. has extended its leadership and momentum in 5G WiFi chips with the launch of the BCM43460, the world's first 5G WiFi system-on-chip (SoC) designed to address growing demand for Gigabit speeds in enterprise, wireless cloud networks and carrier access. Based on the new IEEE 802.11ac standard, the BCM43460 system-on-chip (SoC) is 3x faster and 6x more power efficient than previous generation 802.11n solutions and is interoperable with legacy 802.11 technologies.

"Enterprise networks are on the cusp of a new mobile computing era in which tablets and smartphones will be ubiquitous in the workplace," said Rajiv Ramaswami, executive VP and GM of Broadcom's Infrastructure and Networking Group. "Broadcom is at the forefront of developing the latest wireless technologies for the enterprise, delivering the connectivity capabilities needed to meet the growing demands of an unwired workforce."

According to a recent enterprise survey conducted by analyst firm Infonetics, employees around the world are replacing the use of desktops and laptops with smartphones and tablets, and IT departments are scrambling to connect those devices. As the number of mobile devices and the deployment of cloud based enterprise networks continue to scale at a dramatic rate, IT managers must reconsider how they provision, secure and control enterprise computing resources and information access.

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