Electronic Design

Gen-5 Wi-Fi Chips Boost Coverage

Based on fifth generation Wi-Fi technology, Broadcom’s latest family of IEEE 802.11ac chips are said to be three times faster and up to six times more power efficient than equivalent 802.11n solutions. The company’s 5G Wi-Fi promises to improve the wireless range in the home, allowing users to watch HD-quality video from more devices, in more places, simultaneously. The higher speed also enables users to download web content from a mobile device faster and quickly synch large files. The family includes the BCM4360, BCM4352, BCM43526, and BCM43516. Shared features include 80-MHz channel bandwidth, 256-QAM, transmit and receive beam forming, LDPC codes, and STBC. BROADCOM CORP., Irvine, CA. (949) 926-5000.

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