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Nintendo's Wii console adopts Broadcom Bluetooth, Wi-Fi tech

Posted: 17 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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Broadcom Corp. announced that the Wii game console from Nintendo will include Broadcom's Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technologies.

According to the press release, the Wii console is the first major gaming platform on the market to introduce Bluetooth technology as a standard feature, eliminating the cables between the console, hand-held game controllers and other accessories. Broadcom's Bluetooth technology used in the controllers significantly increases the level of performance in the game controller, with special enhancements that provide low latency to accommodate the fast rate of interaction between the controller and the console, the press release further said.

The new console also includes Broadcom's single-chip 54g Wi-Fi solution, which provides a high-performance wireless link for playing online or multi-player games. The new console takes advantage of Broadcom's BroadRange technology, which allows users to maintain higher data rates further from the access point. In addition, Broadcom's family of 54g chipsets deliver maximum performance, coverage, security and ease-of-use.

"Broadcom's ability to supply and support custom features for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi has enabled us to provide our customers with a unique gaming experience powered by high-performance, field-proven wireless solutions," said Genyo Takeda, general manager of Nintendo's integrated research and development division.

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