Broadcom launches low power combo chip for mobile platforms

MUMBAI: Broadcom Corporation has launched its latest and lowest power Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo chip for mobile platforms and accessories.


The BCM43012 delivers up to 3X longer battery life compared to Broadcom’s previous combo chips, enabling OEMs to design a new wave of high-performance connected devices.


The BCM43012 allows OEMs to integrate Wi-Fi into platforms that have traditionally been powered by Bluetooth alone due to battery size or constrained power budgets. 


In some applications, the BCM43012 Wi-Fi consumes 80 per cent less power than the most common Bluetooth solutions today. This reduction in Wi-Fi power consumption enables OEMs to leverage the increased throughput and range of Wi-Fi to deliver new use cases in a wide variety of devices. Using integrated Wi-Fi, accessories can also connect directly to the cloud without an intermediary smartphone.


“For more than a decade, Broadcom has achieved a market leadership position in connectivity combos by setting the standard for performance, features, and power consumption,” said Broadcom wireless connectivity combos vice president - marketing Dino Bekis. “We have applied this expertise to launch a family of products for the promising mobile accessories markets with solutions that allow our customers to deliver a new generation of connected platforms with breakthrough capabilities.”

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