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Broadcom Introduces Most Advanced WICED IoT Family

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Enhanced Low-Power (ELP) Wireless MCUs Provide Multi-protocol Support and Quadruple Battery Life in Sensors


Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, introduced a new family of enhanced low-power (ELP) multi-protocol Bluetooth/802.15.4 combo systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED®) portfolio. Broadcom’s WICED CORE ELP devices provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the ideal platform for low-power Internet of Things (IoT) products and applications.

The WICED CORE ELP Bluetooth family delivers advanced technology for a wide range of IoT applications, including simultaneous multi-protocol support, the industry’s first 40nm flash memory in a communications SoC, low-power consumption and a common development platform. By integrating a host of features including increased processor speed, FPU and DSP libraries, more applications RAM and significant flash memory on a chip the size of a fingernail, Broadcom enables OEMs to create more complex applications and employ a wireless MCU that scales across a much wider product set than solutions available today.

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“Broadcom further separates itself from the competition with our new WICED CORE ELP family,” said Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity. “In addition to enabling multi-protocol support, we support more complex IoT applications for OEMs and developers, all while consolidating our low-power solution in a small package.”

Broadcom’s WICED CORE ELP includes:

· BCM20719 which supports both Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart protocols

· BCM20729 which supports Zigbee and 6LoWPAN protocols

· BCM20739 which supports Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and IEEE 802.15.4 protocols

Key Features of the WICED CORE ELP Family:

· ARM Cortex CM4 MCU with FPU and DSP extensions and a clock speed up to 100Mz

· Common platform for simplified application development and seamless connection to mobile devices and mesh networks

· 512 KB RAM for complex applications

· 1MB flash memory for program and data storage including support for over-the-air updates

· Integrated Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart and Zigbee 3.0 software stacks

· Advanced sleep and latency management circuitry

· High performance radio frequency (RF)

· Compliant with Bluetooth 4.2 specification

· Expansive set of IO including precision A/D convertors

o Support for UART, SPI, Quad-SPI and Serial Control interfaces for interfacing to external nonvolatile memories, peripheral ICs, and sensors

· On-chip, multi-channel ADC for measuring sensor inputs, battery level, and more

· On-chip AES 256 encryption engines with support for RSA, MD5, ECC and secure element

· Native wireless charging support for A4WP and Airfuel

 

Availability

Broadcom’s WICED CORE ELP family is now sampling.

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About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With one of the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by connecting everything®. For more information, go to www.broadcom.com.

Broadcom®, the pulse logo, Connecting everything®, the Connecting everything logo and WICED® are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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