If the speed of the Wi-Fi 802.11n spec isn’t fast enough for you, you should celebrate the upcoming 802.11ac spec, which, according to Broadcom, promises speeds of up to 3x faster, with 6x less power consumption for mobile devices. Whether you believe these claims or not, the fact that the 802.11ac spec will be a big improvement over 802.11n is a given.
Broadcom‘s BCM 4335 chipset includes 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and FM radio, as an all-in-one chip. Broadcom says that this chip is in “full sample mode” right now, and we won’t get to see it in devices until early 2013. So I wouldn’t get my hopes high about buying a phone with [...]
Those who often put themselves at the mercy of GPS devices to navigate their way home may find current navigation technology lacking in certain aspects. From the not-so-accurate position readings and the long satellite locking time, to the battery drain that we came to expect when using our smartphones as satnav devices, there are things about GPS that can ruin your travel.
But things may be about to change for the better with the introduction of BCM4752, a new GPS chip from Broadcom, that promises to deal with the problems above.10X better acquisition and less battery consumption
Most GPS units currently on the market only rely on one or two [...]