Broadcom lanseaza posibilul nou chip WiFi 5G al iPhone 6

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  In cursul noptii trecute compania Broadcomm a anuntat lansarea unui nou chip WiFi 5G care va oferi terminalelor mobile cele mai bune performante pentru conectarea la retele prin standardul 802.11ac. Noul chip poate fi implementat in SoC-ul utilizat de catre Apple pentru chip-urile din seria A, produse ale Broadcom fiind utilizate in actualele iDevice-uri ale Apple. Conform celor de la Broadcom, noul chip este capabil sa dubleze performantele WiFi ale terminalelor mobile, reducand cu pana la 25% si consumul de energie in timpul utilizarii.

Consumers expect a fast, always-on smartphone experience. Performance however can be degraded by many factors including how a phone is held or positioned.  In the past, MIMO systems have solved these problems on tablets and larger devices by using multiple antennas. With Broadcom’s advanced antenna and PHY design, the BCM4354 can now deliver the benefits of 5G WiFi 2×2 MIMO to smaller platform designs like smartphones while reducing implementation complexity for designers. This achievement enables the industry’s first practical implementation of 2×2 MIMO on a smartphone, opening the door for a new market segment.

  Avand in vedere ca Apple utilizeaza deja chip-uri WiFi Broadcom in toate iDevice-urile sale, trecerea la noua generatie nu pare a fi chiar atat de greu de crezut, mai ales ca noul produs implementeaza tehnologia 2×2 MIMO in smartphone-uri. Chiar daca Broadcomm a anuntat acum lansarea noului sau produs, nu se stie daca Apple il va implementa in iPhone 6, desi exista sanse destul de mari ca, cei din Cupertino sa ia decizia de a face acest salt tehnologic.