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Broadcom Helps Old Electronics Get a Second Act in California Schools

Broadcom’s focus on research and development means that technological innovation is at the forefront of everything we do. But “out with the old, in with the new” doesn’t have to mean the end for thousands of usable electronics.

Broadcom’s Earth Day efforts in Southern California are taking a new twist on electronic waste recycling this year. The company is partnering with Chico, Calif.,-based Computers for Classrooms, a non-profit group that collects and refurbishes electronics for students in California schools, …

Broadcom’s GPS Technology Stands Up Against Major Satellite Constellation Outage

To understand the long reach of Broadcom’s innovative technologies, consider the company’s ability to respond to an unprecedented event that occurred in outer space earlier this month that affected millions of GPS users.

On April 1, Russia’s GLONASS satellite positioning system was hit by a major disruption that spanned half a day and impacted satellite navigation systems well beyond Russia’s borders.

The satellite systems are vitally important for a range of operations — from everyday smartphone users to the airplanes, ships …

Broadcom’s Joe Del Rio at NAB: “Consumer TV Behavior is Shifting” [VIDEO]

The way consumers interact with their TV content is constantly evolving.

Joseph Del Rio, associate product line director in the Broadband Communications Group at Broadcom, earlier this month sat down with Beet TV at the National Associate of Broadcaster’s yearly trade show in Las Vegas for an interview that covered the “then” and “now” of how consumers engage with their television content.

He gave a nod to the on-screen channel guide, personal video recording and the ability to “sling” …

Wi-Fi Boost: Turbocharged Home Networking with Six-Stream 802.11ac MIMO

With the average consumer household sporting roughly six connected devices, home Wi-Fi networks are tasked with carrying an increasingly heavy load.

Smartphones, tablets, PCs, set-top boxes, gaming devices and, now, even a new class of wearables that register health and fitness activities— are all tapping the same wireless router.

And now that the newest flavor of Wi-Fi — 802.11ac, or 5G WiFi — is starting to show up in client devices, there’s even more pressure on the workhorse router …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Hits Stores, Chock Full of Broadcom Tech

One of the most-anticipated smartphones of the season hits the store shelves today. And thanks to the techies who take apart products to see what’s inside, consumers already know that the Samsung Galaxy S5 is much more than a pretty screen.

First teased at Mobile World Congress, the Android-based Galaxy S5 has been generating quite a bit of buzz in recent weeks as device enthusiasts have been eager to know what’s inside this newest smartphone. Now, it’s been revealed

Chris O’Reilly in EDN Magazine: “As Security Threats Evolve, Innovation at the Silicon Level is Critical.”

Editor’s Note: Broadcom experts often weigh in on popular topics on industry sites around the Web. Below is a reprint of a story that appeared in EDN Magazine, in which Chris O’Reilly, senior director of  product marketing, Infrastructure and Networking Group at Broadcom, talks about the increased need for chip level security in server technology.

From EDN:

Fast, reliable network connectivity is at the heart of business today – powering critical infrastructure systems, internal business operations, customer-facing communications and …

An ‘Always-On” World: Enabling GPS and Wearable Sensors with Less Power

A few weeks ago, we talked about how Broadcom’s bringing more accurate GPS technology to wearable devices. But that’s only part of the story—sensors play a big role, too.

Sensors — such as gyroscopes, barometers, accelerometers and others — are what enable our connected devices to collect useful data about our bodies and the environment.

On our smartphones, sensors do things like recognize gestures, help us get our bearings and send us driving directions. With fitness-trackers, health monitors …

Runners’ Peeve: Lagging GPS?

Ever see a gaggle of marathon runners at the starting line holding their smartwatches skyward? They’re looking for that first GPS satellite ping, the one that enables their gadgets to get a fix on their locations.

For outdoor runners, GPS gets hung up on two problems.

For one, satellite-based GPS is often slow to pick up on the “first fix” to begin tracking a route. Second, once it has a fix on location, GPS can experience interference as signals get …

Cloud Scale Networking: Transforming the Data Center Landscape

The network makes or breaks the cloud.

That’s the sentiment echoed by Nick Ilyadis, vice president and chief technology officer in the Infrastructure & Networking Group at Broadcom, and it underscores some very real challenges facing modern CIOs, network administrators and IT departments alike.

It’s also a driver behind Broadcom’s recent Interop announcement, a powerful new XLP®532 8-core communications processor promising to simplify deployment of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) for mid-size enterprises.

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Cloud Strain? Broadcom to Demonstrate Cloud-Scale Network Architecture Tools and Technologies at Interop 2014

When it comes to “the cloud” – the Internet’s invisible storage cabinet where streaming music originates, uploaded photos are shared or mobile games are stored – consumers don’t need to actually see it to know that it’s there.

The same goes for the cloud’s underlying backbone that’s made up a millions of moving parts – think servers, switches, routers and cables – across thousands of data centers. In that sense, the cloud definitely isn’t some weightless file cabinet floating around