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SoC touts 5G connectivity for mobile devices

Posted: 17 Feb 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:enterprise networks? wireless cloud? IEEE 802.11ac?

Broadcom Corp. has released what it touts to be the first 5G WiFi SoC specifically designed for the growing demand for Gigabit speeds in enterprise, wireless cloud and carrier access networks.

The BCM43460 is based on the new IEEE 802.11ac standard and promises to deliver 3x faster performance and 6x better power efficiency that the previous generation 802.11n devices.

The 2.4/5GHz single-chip MAC/PHY/Radio BCM43460 is ideal for enterprise and carrier class access points, branch office routers and business class integrated services routers. The chip boasts new features such as Broadcom's revolutionary explicit and implicit transmit beam-forming technology that claims to significantly extend the range, coverage and network efficiency of enterprise wireless networks, particularly in single antenna devices such as smartphones.

The new enterprise focused airtime fairness feature enables better performance through its support for a denser environment of mixed speed WiFi devices, Broadcom said. Advanced spectrum analysis features combine in-depth RF analysis with real-time WLAN information for real-time trouble-shooting of performance problems. This feature is critical to enterprise operators for deep monitoring of interference in the network, resulting in more reliable, consistent wireless service. State-of-the-art security is provided by industry standardized system support for WPA, WPA2, hardware accelerated AES encryption/decryption TKIP and IEEE 802.1X.

BCM43460 features

New features optimized for enterprise

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