Broadcom Launches 5G 802.11ac Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Smart Automotive-grade Combo Chipset

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3Q 2013 | IN-1017255


A First for Broadcom, a First for the World


On September 26, 2013, Broadcom announced the launch of the first automotive-grade 5G Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Smart chipset based on the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard.

Using the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth standards, Broadcom’s new single chip design will allow drivers and passengers to easily sync and stream content from mobile devices to the car’s infotainment system and rear-seat displays. Operating in the 5 GHz band, the 802.11ac standard provides the bandwidth required for multiple in-car displays and resolutions of up to 1080p, allowing uninterrupted 5 GHz video to coexist with 2.4 GHz Bluetooth hands-free operation.

The 5G Wi-Fi will also enable connectivity between the vehicle and the Internet via an embedded LTE modem in the car or directly from a hotspot connection. The chipset has been tested to meet the stringent AEC-Q100 automotive standards.


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