Broadcom’s BCM4335 integrates a full 5G Wi-Fi system including the media access controller (MAC), physical layer (PHY), and RF with Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, and software on a single chip using a 40-nm CMOS process. According to the company, it’s the only combo chip capable of dealing with unique interference challenges in systems with both 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular radios and wireless connectivity. The device is also noted for its platform-agnostic design, ensuring that it can be used in any smart phone or tablet. Designed in a 40-nm CMOS process, the BCM4335 introduces the latest version of Broadcom’s wireless coexistence technology, which can be used on 4G LTE platforms to minimize radio interference between Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and LTE. The BCM4335 is now sampling to Broadcom’s early access customers, with full ramp-up scheduled for the first quarter of 2013. For more details, go to www.broadcom.com/products/Wireless-LAN/802.11-Wireless-LAN-Solutions/BCM4335.

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