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Broadcom announces quad-combo chip

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 2:29pm
Andrew Berg, Wireless Week

Broadcom introduced two new Near Field Communication (NFC) solutions to be showcased at the upcoming 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The company announced a unique quad-combo chip that will integrate certified NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and FM onto a single chip. Broadcom also announced a single card solution combining its 5G Wi-Fi combo chip with its standalone NFC.

Broadcom says the quad-combo chip provides a flexible interface with multiple secure elements to ensure all payment business models are supported for today’s market. Broadcom recently contributed its NFC software stack into the Android 4.2 operating system.

Broadcom’s quad-combo chip and single card solution are now sampling with early access customers, with full production expected in the first quarter of 2013.

Broadcom also said this week that it will begin sampling LTE chips to some of its OEM customers in 2013.

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