Broadcom Released Single-Chip 802.11n Dual-Band 3x3 Wireless Chip

  • Posted on: 2 June 2010
  • By: chw staff

The BCM4331 chip is the newest member of the Broadcom Intesi-fi range to offer consumer a better wireless multimedia experience.  The new single-chip solution achieves up to 450Mbps data rates in client devices such as laptops and over 600Mbps throughput (TCP/IP) in 3x3 AP/router configurations.  With Broadcom’s new Intensi-fi system-on-chip (SoC) solution HD video content can be downloaded to a notebook computer 50 percent faster than existing 802.11n 2x2 technologies.

Through the BCM4331 chip, Broadcom is offering device manufacturers a solution that will give users a better data transfer rate. With its dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) three stream radio, 3 antenna technology the BCM4331 advanced receivers architecture boosts signal range by up to 40 percent.  The increased number of data streams and antennas results in longer range, fewer dropped connections, faster speeds and better overall wireless coverage.

The Broadcom BCM4331has integrated support for Broadcom’s InConcert Maestro and Wi-Fi Direct for easy video streaming between TVs and PCs. It is also Bluetooth Combo-ready with InConcert Technology for Wireless Coexistence.

“We are driving the growth of the wireless market by introducing a solution that addresses the need for performance across multiple demanding applications.  Broadcom’s BCM4331 3x3 802.11n further enhances the overall user experience by providing substantially improved throughput and range,” said Kevin Mukai, Senior Product Line Manager for Broadcom’s WLAN line of Business.