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Broadcom GNSS Chip Proves Successful Recovery of First Operational Galileo Satellite

When it comes to space exploration – especially launching a new satellite constellation that cost millions of dollars and countless man-hours – there’s always a risk that things won’t go as planned. The same is true when you’re the technology company designing a chip that’s intended to be compatible with that same constellation.

That’s why a recent “Mission Accomplished” moment for Broadcom was so significant. 

Earlier this month, Broadcom announced the BCM4774, the industry’s first GNSS location hub to support

Dr. Henry Samueli in EE Times: “IoT: For the market to take off, we need a higher level of interoperabilty”

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 EE Times, in which Dr. Henry Samueli, chief technical officer and chairman of the board at Broadcom, talks to Rick Merritt about a range of topics from Moore’s Law to Silicon Valley to the Internet of Things. 

From EE Times:

EE Times: Has Broadcom found a path to designing with the emerging FinFET

How Big is Broadcom’s Impact on the Internet? You’ll Be Amazed.

Take a moment and let this statistic sink in: 99.98 percent of all Internet traffic crosses at least one Broadcom chip.

All Internet traffic.

Sure, that could be a tough stat to get your head around, given all of the web pages and mobile apps and videos and social media updates and everything else that runs through the Internet’s pipelines. But when you think about all of the places where Broadcom products are found – in mobile devices, home networking …

Scott McGregor in EE Times: How to Help STEM the Tide of Unfilled Tech Jobs

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 EE Times, in which Scott McGregor,  President and CEO of Broadcom, talks about how companies will need employees with STEM skills in order to keep up with coming innovations. 

From EE Times:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is in that burgeoning stage when anything can happen. The first bugs haven’t shown …

A Home for Code: Introducing Broadcom’s GitHub Site

If you don’t know your blobs from your branches, this post may not be for you.

Here at Broadcom, we’ve been quietly supporting the open source community by championing the at-home tech tinkerers, DIY-ers and developers who want to get inside our customers’ products and see how they can make the mods of their dreams.

Broadcom engineers are prolific contributors to open source initiatives, and the company frequently places amongst the most active firms involved in Linux development.

Over the …

Walking in a WICED™ Wonderland: Broadcom Demos Plethora of IoT Devices at CES 2015 Preview Event

With the International Consumer Electronics Show just a few weeks away, tech bloggers and industry watchers are already speculating about the next big thing in consumer electronics, things like flexi-screened televisions or cars that don’t require a driver.

But Broadcom’s connectivity experts know that the next trend won’t be around “the next big thing” but instead, around lots of little “things” connected via apps to smartphones and the Internet.

Called the “Internet of Things,” the growth of these wirelessly …

Oh, My Stars! Broadcom Adds Galileo Support and Sensors to Low-Power GNSS Chip

Galileo gave us the astronomical telescope and Jupiter’s moons.

So it’s fitting that the father of modern science also lends his name to a constellation of satellites that’s set to help mobile device-toting consumers get a more accurate picture of their exact location on the Earth.

This week, Broadcom announced a new, low-power GNSS chip that supports the EU’s Galileo Satellite System, which has six satellites in orbit and is expected to launch more next year.

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Meet MGBASE-T: New 2.5/5 Gbps Ethernet Standard Eases Bottlenecked Enterprise Wireless Networks

Today, there’s a broader understanding of what Wi-Fi is and what it can do for consumers.. But as IT administrators are quickly discovering, not all Wi-Fi is created equal, especially in the enterprise.

Office workers are already starting to see the benefits of 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity for working on leading-edge smartphones and home network routers. These devices, which industry watchers call “Wave 1,” already line store shelves.

Next year, IT administrators anticipate 802.11ac Wi-Fi will expand into a second tier

CES 2015: Broadcom Connectivity a Standout Among Innovation Award Nominees

We’ve all heard of “Christmas creep”—where twinkling previews of the upcoming holidays show up on store shelves well before the official kickoff of Black Friday.

Same could be said for “CES creep.” That’s where tech bloggers and consumer electronics enthusiasts get a jump on making predictions about the hottest trends and products at the industry’s biggest trade show, the International Consumer Electronics Show.

The Consumer Electronics Association, the industry trade group that puts on the massive tech …

Stitching with STEM: Holly Jackson, 14, Awarded 2014 Broadcom MASTERS $25,000 Grand Prize

Holly Jackson, a middle school student from San Jose, Calif., proved this week that there is some serious science in the most quotidian things— such as the very stitches that hold together seat belts and airbags.

At an awards ceremony at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C. this week, Holly was selected from among an impressive group of peers for the $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize.

“Sewing is important in parachutes, air bags, space suits, blimps, seat belts and anything that …

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