The Internet is growing and expanding by leaps and bounds. Recent studies indicate that the number of mobile devices connected to the network will double and global mobile traffic will be 18 times higher in five years, which is leading the IEEE and manufacturers to make great efforts to provide society with reliable wireless technology. Broadcom has just introduced its BCM4335 chip, which will most likely be integrated into future iPhone and iPad providing them with the benefits of the latest WiFi standard: greater speed, range and efficiency. We’ll tell you more in here!
We are months away from getting our hands on the next iPhone but, as strange as it may seem, we can already start thinking about what next year’s iPhone and iPad will look like . There is little to know about them, to say the least, but we can sense that they may well make a significant qualitative leap in terms of connectivity .
The American Broadcom has introduced the new 5G WiFi Combo Chip for smartphones and tablets (BCM4335) , which has the ability to connect to 802.11ac networks , the most advanced WiFi standard of the moment.
Apple uses this type of chip in its iOS devices, mounting the current iPhone and iPad in the BCM4330, while the next iPhone will probably house the BCM4334. Given this, that Cupertino’s adopt this chip for future projects is not at all crazy .
This multi-platform 40nm CMOS chip integrates with Bluetooth 4.0+HS and an FM transmitter, offering succulent features among which we can highlight:
- Substantial increase in speed, three times greater than its predecessor, as well as in the range of action. By transmitting data faster, the devices switch to a low power mode quickly, making it up to six times more energy efficient than its previous standard.
- The most advanced performance on the market in terms of idle consumption, significantly increasing battery life.
- Wireless network coexistence technology, which will avoid interference between 4G LTE, WiFi and Bluetooth networks, which operate on adjacent radio frequencies.
Presented in January at CES, the first units of the product have already been shipped, although large-scale production is not expected to begin until the first quarter of 2013, just in time for the next iPad.
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