Broadcom Demonstrates Innovations in Wearables, 4G LTE, 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO, NFC and Location Technology at Mobile World Congress 2014

Feb 24, 2014, 08:27 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Mobile & Wireless

BARCELONA, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress -- At Mobile World Congress 2014, Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, is showcasing mobile offerings that enable OEMs to deliver faster, more powerful mobile and wearable devices. These new innovations are designed to improve overall device performance, extend battery life and deliver a superior experience for today's mobile lifestyle. Visit to learn more. 

"Broadcom's mantra is to connect everything," said Bob Rango, Executive Vice President and GM, Mobile and Wireless Group. "The innovations we're demonstrating this year further underscore our ability to do just that, wirelessly.  From LTE to 5G WiFi, Broadcom continues to prove its ability to drive innovation."

Broadcom is continuing to deliver unprecedented performance and capabilities to smartphones and wearables through advances in 5G WiFi, NFC and location technology.  Broadcom today announced the industry's first 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO combo chip for smartphones, which doubles wireless performance while improving power efficiency and range. The company also introduced a family of NFC controllers, providing OEMs with highly integrated, low-power solutions that can be easily incorporated into a broad base of mobile devices.

Broadcom is also showing a range of LTE innovations at the show. The company's new turnkey reference design, targeted at the rapidly growing sub $300 LTE smartphone market, enables handset companies to quickly and efficiently develop a portfolio of affordable 4G LTE mobile devices. In addition, Broadcom is demonstrating technology that could deliver LTE Advanced carrier aggregation Category 6 data rates of 300 Mbps, a significant milestone that delivers 2x the speed of the fastest LTE generally deployed today. 

Broadcom is bringing its location expertise to deliver a new GNSS chip for wearables that enables more precise fitness and health measurements to this accelerating market. In addition, Broadcom's 5G WiFi location awareness technology will be demonstrated on a joint development platform with Aruba Networks, providing pinpoint accuracy within indoor environments such as retail, healthcare and hospitality.

Broadcom's Mobile World Congress announcements include:

Broadcom Introduces First 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO Combo Chip for Smartphones

  • Doubles Smartphone Wireless Performance While Improving Power Efficiency

Broadcom Drives Near Field Communication into Affordable Smartphones and Wearables

  • New Family of Controllers Provide Advanced Features and Improved Battery Life

Broadcom and NSN Demonstrate Category 6 LTE-Advanced 300 Mbps On Live Commercial Network from Elisa

  • Milestone Delivers 2X the Speed of the Fastest LTE Generally Deployed Today

Broadcom Announces New Turnkey LTE Platform Targeting the Growing Sub $300 Smartphone Market

  • Scalable Design Speeds Time-to-Market and Lowers Development Costs for OEMs

Broadcom Delivers First Global Location Chip for Wearables

  • Enables Consumers to More Accurately Manage Fitness Data On-the-Go 

Broadcom Announces Industry's First 10 Gbps Millimeter Wave SoC

  • New Cost-effective SoC Targets Wireless Backhaul and Fronthaul Applications

Broadcom Announces Open Network Function Virtualization Platform

  • Helps Accelerate Deployment of Applications and Cost Benefits of NFV

About Broadcom Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments.  With the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by connecting everything®.  For more information, go to

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