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Industry Watchers See New Data Center Configurations, Cost Savings Potential for StrataXGS® Tomahawk

Broadcom recently invited market analysts and tech bloggers to a lab in San Jose, Calif. for a first-hand look at its new Ethernet switch family, StrataXGS® Tomahawk™.

In the works for some time, the Tomahawk switch family earned high marks from the handful bloggers and reporters who follow embedded silicon players in the industry.

Among other features, they noted its ability to scale, its cost savings potential, and a feature set that enables a smooth transition to software defined networking …

Introducing Tomahawk: New StrataXGS® Series Scales Up the Cloud

Not all data centers are created equal – and for good reason. Big Internet sites with massive amounts of data, as well as a large flow of users – think Google, Facebook and Amazon – have different needs than smaller websites. 

Companies of large magnitude invest in building what the technology industry refers to as “massively scalable data centers,” which enable the apps or other products they offer over the Internet to be widely deployed with breathtaking speed.

For these …

Broadcom Records Best Score Yet in Latest Carbon Disclosure Project Report Thanks to Better Utility Tracking

With the polar vortex still in recent memory for East Coasters and California mired in unprecedented drought, our role in the changing climate is top of mind.

As individuals, the everyday actions we take to help the environment — shorter showers, turning off lights and raising the thermostat — can make a difference, but what makes those small actions powerful is their collective impact.

For companies the size of Broadcom, the principle is the same: small changes can have measurable …

Compression Tech in the Spotlight at IBC as Ultra HD Goes Global

When the pixel-dense, larger-than-life content promised by Ultra HD is ready for prime-time, operators want to be ready.

Meanwhile, HEVC compression technology is helping them optimize their networks and deliver better-quality video to consumers.

For the past few years, Broadcom has been helping cable, IPTV, satellite and terrestrial operators, along with their set-top box partners, get ready with a behind-the-scenes technology that enables delivery of Ultra HD content.

For technical types, it’s a data compression standard called the High Efficiency …

It Starts with STEM: Broadcom Presents Design_Code_Build Events for Middle Schoolers Aim to Teach More Than Programming

Teaching kids to code: It’s a cause celebre in the high-tech world, especially for fast-growing companies in need of homegrown talent. Industry giants including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are putting their names and philanthropic dollars behind the effort to build up the STEM talent reserve in a big way.

So what really happens when you teach middle school kids to code? It turns out that they get more than a lesson about how to build a computer game …

Demo: Broadcom Links Technologies to Take Friend-Finder Capabilities to New Level [VIDEO]

Smartphone owners already reap the benefits of location-based services in their devices as they check real-time traffic, locate the nearest gas station or even map an afternoon run. Coming soon, they’ll be able to locate their smartphone-carrying friends, too — thanks to a new technology that’s leveraging Broadcom’s Wi-Fi expertise.

By combining two proven strategies — known as “Neighbor Awareness Networking” (NAN) and “Round-Trip Time” (RTT) — with super speedy, longer-range 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Broadcom enables several devices to calculate the …

Want Wi-Fi for your Raspberry Pi? Broadcom Adapter Brings Connectivity with Less Power

The Raspberry Pi microcomputer has been to outer space, to meet the Queen and has landed in classrooms as far away as rural India.

Today, the pocket-sized, bare-bones computer can visit the Web, with help from a new, affordable device with Broadcom® WICED™ Wi-Fi technology.

Broadcom and the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a Broadcom USB hub and Wi-Fi adapter that’s optimized for the Raspberry Pi. 

Buy one here.

“It gives you full-featured Wi-Fi connectivity out of the box

New Ethernet Spec Gains Steam, More Members Back 25/50 Gbps Standard

The industry consortium that’s pushing 25 Gigabit-per-second Ethernet — a new technology standard that promises a big jump in data center performance while lowering costs — is starting to take root.

Cisco Systems, Dell, Brocade  and Juniper are among the most recent members to join the 25 Gigabit Ethernet Consortium, a group spearheaded by Broadcom and other cloud-scale data center players to promote a new Ethernet networking industry standard.

Meanwhile, IEEE has taken the first step to establishing industry-wide …

Brian Bedrosian in Reuters PE HUB: “IoT is the Next Disruptive Shift in Technology Following the Internet”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Reuters PE HUB, in which Brian Bedrosian, senior director of Embedded Wireless at Broadcom, talks about the future of the home automation market.

From Reuters PE HUB:

The Internet of Things looms as the next most disruptive shift in technology since the creation of the Internet and smartphones, offering boundless opportunities in …

Rajiv Ramaswami in Silicon India: “NFV Can Make Networks Agile, Cost-Effective, Scalable and Secure”

Editor’s NoteBroadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in Silicon India, in which Rajiv Ramaswami, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Infrastructure & Networking group at Broadcom, talks about Network Function Virtualization.

From Silicon India:

As telecom providers and network operators move to a carrier cloud architecture, they are looking for cost effective solutions to virtualize workloads on industry …

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