[MWC 2014] Broadcom announces innovations in wearables, 4GLTE, NFC, collaborations with Quanta and Datang, and first 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO

Broadcom Corporation announced its new projects at Mobile World Congress, including partnership with Quanta and Datang, the first 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO, as well as several innovations in wearables, 4GLTE and NFC.

The company will develop a new family of enterprise and residential small cell solutions with the help of Datang Mobile, as well as a new partnership with Quanta Computer that selected Broadcom dual mode small cell system-on-chip (SoC) solutions to power its next generation Qcell LTE small cell solutions for enterprise and residential deployments.

Also, Broadcom introduced its next-generation of near field communication (NFC) controllers, as well as industry's first 5G WiFi 2x2 MIMO Combo Chip for Smartphones.

Datang Mobile (DTM) has selected Broadcom's dual-mode TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE system-on-chip (SoC) to develop a new family of enterprise and residential small cell solutions. Broadcom's small cell SoCs will provide architecture for Datang Mobile in order to expand deployment of its 4G TD-LTE network while minimizing operation costs. The collaboration between DTM and Broadcom will play an important role in future TD-LTE expanding network deployments by providing a smooth migration path from 3G TDSCDMA to 4G TD-LTE.

The collaboration with Quanta Computer Inc. will integrate dual mode small cell system-on-chip (SoC) solutions in Quanta's next generation Qcell LTE small cell solutions for enterprise and residential deployments.  Broadcom's BCM617xx dual mode small cell SoCs deliver the highest levels of integration, allowing ODMs such as Quanta to reduce their overall bill of materials and reduce power consumption. Quanta's Qcell LTE small cell solution will be available to mobile operators in the second half of 2014.

At MWC, Broadcom also introduced its first 5G Wi-Fi (802.11ac) 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system-on-a-chip (SoC) for smartphones. The SoC will enable manufacturers to deliver twice the Wi-Fi performance of 1x1 MIMO devices used in smartphones today while improving system power efficiency up to 25% using wireless applications. The Broadcom BCM4354, a dual-band combo chip for smartphones and tablets, features a 867 Mbps PHY rate/80MHz channel bandwidth, SDIO 3.0 and low-power PCIe host interfaces for WLAN, Android, Windows and Chrome-based operating systems support, as well as support for 5G Wi-Fi 2x2 MIMO, Bluetooth (BT) 4.1/BLE, Rezence wireless charging support and FM radio receiver.

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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, as well LTE innovations. 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 also announced:

- driving Near Field Communication into affordable smartphones and wearables;

- the company and NSN demonstrated category 6 LTE-Advanced 300 Mbps on live commercial network from Elisa;

- delivering first global location chip for wearableș

- industry's first 10 Gbps millimeter wave SoC;

- open network function virtualization platform.


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