Oct. 27, 2004 Irvine, CABroadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM) announced its latest 54g™ wireless solution with integrated universal serial bus (USB) 2.0 capabilities. The new chip enables manufacturers to add high-performance 802.11g and 802.11a/g WiFi® connectivity to any device with a USB 2.0 port, including PCs, computer peripherals, and consumer electronic devices. The new module supports the company's SecureEZSetup and 125 High Speed Mode technologies.
The BCM4320 integrates an 802.11a/g MAC/baseband, a USB 2.0 transceiver, a processor and memory into a single package, providing manufacturers with a small, low-power and cost effective wireless module. The integrated processor and memory allow the device to run all wireless functions on chip. System designers can therefore add WiFi capability to printers, digital cameras, set-top boxes, gaming machines and stand-alone USB devices without burdening the host processor. Combined with the company's radio ICs, the resulting chipset reduces bill-of-materials (BOM) costs by up to 50 percent versus alternative solutions.
The BCM4320 is in volume production. The company offers two reference designs (the BCM94320UG and the BCM94320UAG) that provide a complete development kit to streamline the design cycle of products based upon the new solution...
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