Broadcom Boosts Wi-Fi for Mobiles

logo_broadcom Broadcom released a new chipset today that integrates Blueooth, an FM radio and Wi-Fi (in the 802.11n flavor) for mobile devices. Broadcom is trying to own the segment of the market that wants multiple radios on a chipset, while Texas Instruments tries to keep up. The new chipset allows for use of Wi-Fi in the 2.4 GHz band as well as in the 5 GHz band, which is good for sending media to and from a handheld device. Chris Bergey, director of Broadcom’s embedded WLAN line of business, says the addition of Wi-Fi to mobile devices other than handsets is becoming more important, as everything from music players to GPS devices attempt to compete with services that are now appearing on WiFi-enabled mobile phones.

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