broadcom corp-cl a (BRCM) Key Developments
Broadcom Corporation Introduces New Development Kit into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices
Aug 27 14
Broadcom Corporation introduced a new development kit into its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED(TM)) family to enable developers to rapidly prototype ideas and concepts for IoT devices and applications. The Broadcom(R) WICED Sense development kit is an all-in-one IoT prototyping kit that includes Broadcom's newest Bluetooth Smart chip, five micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and has a software stack that is Bluetooth 4.1 compatible. Broadcom's WICED Sense kit provides innovators of all sizes a cost-effective platform that minimizes set-up time and enables rapid demos of IoT concepts for hardware and software developers. By shortening the time between early ideas and end products, companies are able to deliver devices to market more quickly and with higher confidence in their success. Broadcom's new development kit allows even non-technical designers to take advantage of the company's Bluetooth technology and low-power MEMS sensors to build custom applications. The user can simply unbox the WICED Sense kit, download the WICED Sense application to their smartphone and then pair the two devices using Bluetooth Smart in order to start experimenting with sensor technology like direction, humidity, speed and atmospheric pressure. Use cases range from a single sensor technology to sophisticated programs gathering and analyzing data from multiple sensors. Specific examples include: Set up text alert to be notified if a designated area of the home, like a child's bedroom, rises above a certain temperature by placing WICED Sense kit inside bedroom. Find car keys by attaching them to the WICED Sense kit and using a smartphone to trigger an alarm on the tag. Create security device for pets by attaching WICED Sense kit to collar and setting alarm on smartphone if pet wanders outside predetermined boundaries. Correct player form by using accelerometer and E-compass sensors on WICED Sense kit that are affixed to tennis racket. Maintain proper levels of humidity in the home by using WICED Sense kit to monitor moisture levels and send an alert if levels are too high or too low. Key Features of the WICED Sense Development Kit: - WICED Sense development kit includes: Broadcom BCM20737 Bluetooth Smart system in package (SiP) module. Five low-power MEMS sensors: Gyroscope to enable motion control, gaming and GPS. Accelerometer to enable impact recognition and vibration monitoring. E-compass to enable map rotation, position detection and motion activated applications. Barometer for altimeter, weather station equipment and smart watches. Humidity and temperature for home automation products, air conditioning, heating and ventilation. Certified by Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Conformité Européenne (CE) and TELEC. Micro USB connector to speed up and simplify application updates. Secure Over-the-air (OTA) download capability to enable firmware updates from central device including smartphone, tablet and personal computer (PC). Encryption, decryption, certificate signing, verification and various algorithms for increased privacy. Support for iOS and Android OS. Support for iBeacon(TM) technology. Integrated software to enable direct connect to NFC tag. Support for up to eight simultaneous master/slave connections. The Broadcom WICED Sense Kit is currently available through Broadcom's network of distribution partners for $19.99. The WICED Sense application is currently available on the App Store.
Anritsu Forms Manufacturing Test License Pact with Broadcom
Aug 21 14
Anritsu's modular MT8870A Universal Wireless Test Set enables cellular, wireless connectivity, location-based services (LBS), and other technologies to be tested in a single solution. Through the MTL agreement, Anritsu is able to provide certified calibration and verification test solutions to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth customers. The Broadcom Manufacturing Test License agreement is a license and validation program, providing test equipment vendors with access to Broadcom WLAN and Bluetooth software tools and Broadcom technical support resources. The program is designed to provide Broadcom OEM customers with validated test systems that reduce time-to-market and improve manufacturing efficiency and product quality. Through the MTL program, OEMs can accelerate market introduction of their Broadcom-based 5G WiFi solutions.
Broadcom Corp.'s Wireless Connectivity Enables Netatmo Smartphone-Controlled Home Thermostat
Aug 20 14
Broadcom Corporation announced that Netatmo selected the Broadcom(R) Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED(TM)) Wi-Fi technology to enable its smartphone-controlled thermostat by French designer Philippe Starck. Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi and WICED Smart solutions provide original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a complete simplified implementation of wireless connectivity resulting in faster time-to-market for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations.
Broadcom Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend on Common Stock, Payable on September 15, 2014
Aug 14 14
Broadcom Corporation announced it will pay its next quarterly cash dividend of $0.12 per share to holders of the company's common stock. The $0.12 dividend was declared by the board of directors on August 14, 2014 and will be paid on September 15, 2014 to holders of record of the company's Class A and Class B common stock at the close of business on August 29, 2014.
AS&E Selects Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi technology for Z Backscatter Imaging System
Aug 14 14
Broadcom Corporation announced that American Science and Engineering Inc., or AS&E, has selected the Broadcom Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices, or WICED, Wi-Fi technology as the connectivity component for the handheld Z Backscatter imaging system. Broadcom's WICED platform provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a complete simplified implementation of wireless connectivity resulting in faster time-to-market for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations. AS&E's design and development efforts were supported by Inventek Systems, a full-service wireless solutions provider. Inventek's WICED enabled eS-WiFi (embedded serial Wi-Fi), modules and Wireless Interoperability Network (IWIN), software eases development and simplifies implementation of Wi-Fi connectivity in an array of products across a broad spectrum of end market segments. The MINI Z handheld X-ray detection system is a portable, single-sided imaging system that can be used to scan objects in hard-to-reach areas such as unattended bags, backpacks, or packages in a subway or bus with no set up required. It uses AS&E's signature Z Backscatter technology, an advanced X-ray imaging technology that detects and highlights the organic materials that transmission X-ray systems can miss, such as plastic guns, ceramic knives, explosives, and drugs. The device provides a real-time, easy-to-interpret image of its target on a tablet screen using Z Backscatter technology and Broadcom's WICED Wi-Fi module for a wireless connection to the scanner. The MINI Z is the first portable screen implementation based on the WICED platform.