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StrataDNX™: The End of The Bandwidth/Extensibility Tradeoff in the Data Center

We all know the etiquette: When you’re standing outside an elevator or a subway train, you’re supposed to step aside and wait for the people inside to get off before you go in. Of course, sometimes people jump the gun, and there’s that awkward squashing of bodies (and flaring of tempers) that sometimes results in doors getting jammed and people getting jostled. In other words, the whole thing turns into a big mess instead of getting people to their destination….

Inside OpenNSL: Open Source Innovation in the Network Has Arrived

As the Internet has evolved – with more users performing more tasks with more devices — data centers are pushed to their limits to keep up with the demands. At the same time, the progress in open source applications and software can be leveraged in data center networking to create a new generation of open, flexible and customizable solutions that promise to relieve some of the bottlenecks. Broadcom is bringing those two worlds together with its recent release of an open-source software…

Broadcom and UCI’s New Tech Competition Brings Together Future Lawyers, Business Executives and Engineers

For all of the thousands of hours of study that it takes to become an engineer, computer scientist, business executive or attorney, there’s very little professional preparation that can compare to hands-on experience. That was the driving theme behind a recent competitive event, called the Technology and Entrepreneurship Achievement Competition, which Broadcom co-sponsored alongside four different graduate schools at the University of California, Irvine. View photos from the event on Facebook. “The cross-disciplinary approach to problem-solving mimicked what students will…

RSDB Gets a Boost from Broadcom at MWC

The newest smartphones and wearables from the likes of Samsung, HTC, Sony and other mobile titans are expected to dominate headlines from this week’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. But, behind the all that flashy tech is something most consumers take for granted: robust wireless connectivity that enables them to video chat, surf the web, run dozens of applications and connect with social networks—simultaneously. At Mobile World Congress, Broadcom will be talking up its multi-antenna Wi-Fi technology, which is…

Broadcom Tackles Battery Challenges in Smartwatches

When it comes to developing a new segment of portable electronic devices – from the earliest mobile phones to this new wave of connected wearable devices – there’s always been one major challenge: battery life. From an engineering perspective, it’s among the toughest nuts to crack for device makers that are looking to design, test and sell wearable gadgets such as smartwatches, fitness tracking bands, eyeglasses or even sensor-laded clothing. “When it comes to wearables, power is king,” said Larry…

Raspberry Pi Heads to the Final Frontier, with Help from UK Students

The Raspberry Pi, a $35 microcomputer designed for the Raspberry Pi Foundation by co-founder and Broadcom engineer Eben Upton, has seen its share of adventures. It’s been presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, flown with weather balloons into Earth’s atmosphere, and according to a recent blog post, reached a staggering milestone of 5 million units sold. Now, thanks to a joint effort between the Raspberry Pi Foundation, the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency (ESA), the Raspberry…

GPS Guru: Broadcom’s Frank van Diggelen Awarded Fellowship by Institute of Navigation

If you’ve ever used something other than your senses to navigate, you can probably thank Broadcom’s Dr. Frank van Diggelen and his colleagues. He’s credited with many of the key patents and inventions that enable the global positioning system (GPS) to be ubiquitous in mobile devices and increasingly, wearable ones. Last month, he was recognized for 20 years of contributions to location technology by the Institute of Navigation (ION), a prestigious industry group made up of academics, researchers and engineers,…

Measuring Up: Broadcom’s Corporate Sustainability Performance on the Rise

With 99.98 percent of all Internet traffic crossing a Broadcom chip each day, we have a significant opportunity to help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. Today, Broadcom published its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) compliant Corporate Sustainability Report designed to increase its level of disclosure across four key areas of the business: Company, Environment, Workplace and Community. Read the full report here.  Increasing visibility into operations has allowed Broadcom to establish and achieve meaningful performance improvement goals….

Love to Get Your Hands on a Raspberry Pi 2? Hat Tip to Broadcom

We know that four and a half million of you think the Raspberry Pi is great as it is – but with the help of Broadcom’s innovative chip design and engineering, the Raspberry Pi team has made it even better. Meet the Raspberry Pi 2, a second-generation microcomputer that offers more than six times the computing power of the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s original Raspberry Pi, without compromising the credit card-sized form factor or the affordable purchase price. The Raspberry Pi Foundation launched…

MEMS and More: Sensor Technologies that will Drive the Internet of Things

MEMS – or Micro electro-mechanical systems – are a very tiny component, literally. The low-power sensors are just a thousandth of an inch in size, and chances are you didn’t hear much about them in all of the news that came out of the annual International Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Still, they’ve been called “the unsung heroes many of our favorite and beloved technologies” by the Mashable tech blog, which also acknowledged how MEMS are “particularly critical for…

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