Broadcom Corporation a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, on Tuesday announced the industry's first System on a Chip (SoC) devices to deliver the potential of 5G WiFi with high bandwidth Gigabit connectivity to the home and SMB network.
Designed as companions to its full line of 5G WiFi 802.11ac solutions, the new Broadcom SoCs are the industry's first to combine a high performance processor, Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch, GbE physical layer transceivers (PHYs), USB 3.0 and traffic accelerators all on a single chip. Broadcom will preview the technology at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan June 5-9.
As video and media consumption continues to grow, 5G WiFi enabled devices and services will play a critical role in delivering reliability, higher capacity and faster throughput. Broadcom's new SoCs, the StrataGX™ series for SMB routers and network attached storage (NAS) devices and the BCM4708x series for home routers and gateways, offer a complete end-to-end solution to enable stand alone platforms to achieve the Gigabit wireless rates that 5G WiFi can deliver. The resulting connectivity will enable multiple users in the home or office to simultaneously stream video content and high bandwidth application downloads 10x faster without the buffering and interruptions associated with current networks.
The new devices also feature Broadcom's Energy Efficient Ethernet functionality, delivering an additional 70 percent reduction in power consumption while networks are active and up to 95 percent during downtime, when two-thirds of energy costs are incurred.
Increased reliance on wireless networks, the explosion of video consumption, and growing number of wireless devices are all putting stress on legacy 802.11a/b/g/n networks. 5G WiFi addresses these challenges, enabling mobile device users to stream digital content between devices faster, and simultaneously connect more wireless devices to home and enterprise networks, while conserving battery power.
Visit http://www.broadcom.com/ orwww.5gwifi.org to learn more.