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Broadcom Intros New Wi-Fi Chip for Smartphones, Tablets

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Jul 24, 2012, 5:01 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Broadcom today announced the BCM4335, a combo chip that houses 802.11ac (also called "5G Wi-Fi") and 802.11a/b/g/n/ Wi-Fi radios, in addition to Bluetooth 4.0 and FM radios on a single piece of silicon. The chip is platform agnostics, says Broadcom, and can be used in devices such as smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, and other mobile devices. The 802.11ac spec boosts Wi-Fi speeds by up to 10% compared to 802.11n, while also contributing a six-fold improvement in power efficiency. The chip has been optimized to minimize interference with LTE radios, and is Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Miracast, and Wi-Fi Passpoint certified. The BCM4335 is now sampling to select customers and is expected to reach full production in early 2013.

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Tofuchong

Jul 24, 2012, 6:10 PM

WHO calls this 5G Wifi ?

5G wifi has got to be the stupidest name I have ever heard coined for anything to do with wifi. Everybody is obsessed with the Gs, 3G, 4G, and now 5G?

These symbols / acronyms used to actuially MEAN something, but these days idiotic people say "Y'all givin me the phone with the most Gs, ya hear??"

Or people refering to a device as a "Samsung 4G", I'm sick of this. I hope NOBODY calls this "5G wifi" , It's wifi ac, or B, or G, or N.

Idiotic acronyms have no place in technology, I don't care how stupid or uneducated the average person is.
I wasn't aware that there's a new standard for Wi-Fi!!!
Hey, more speed is allllways better!!!!
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