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Sarah Murry is a Web editor at Broadcom. She crosses the "t's" and dots the "i's" for Broadcom.com and Broadcom's corporate blogs. She earned her reporter chops covering technology, business and trade, with a bit of the luxe life on the side. She’s written for the Orange County Business Journal, Bloomberg News, The Los Angeles Times, Newport Beach Magazine and Coast. She holds degrees in Journalism and International Relations.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Parrot’s Drones: Let’s Hear it for the Toys

While the International Consumer Electronics Show is fading into memory, there’s one class of gadgets that continue to fly high in tech headlines: Drones.

These flying, hopping, roving vehicles were all over the show floor (and in the air) last week in Las Vegas, with Parrot SA showing off its collection in the South Hall.

This new crop of personal — or hobbyist — drones have come a long way from the remote controlled gadgets of past years. They come …

Kudos for 4K Joey: Broadcom Processors Inside DISH’s Award-Winning Ultra HD Set-Top Box

If there’s one clear trend to emerge from the International Consumer Electronics Show last week, it’s that 4K television is well on its way to the mainstream.

Ultra HD television sets are coming down in price and the industry is seeing an uptick in 4K content production, including efforts by Sony (in partnership with Netflix), AmazonYouTube and satellite operator DirecTV.

Broadcom is collaborating behind the scenes with industry leaders, including DISH, on the missing piece: How …

Big Power in a Tiny Package: Broadcom Drives New, Smaller Set-Top Boxes that Boost Security, Wi-Fi Performance

LAS VEGAS — Once again, this week’s International Consumer Electronics Show is highlighting big trends around the living room television experience. But in addition to thousands of TVs packed with pixels or screens with sleek curves, some of the excitement this year is focused on the familiar set-top box.

Responsible for delivering content to the viewer’s screen, the traditional set-top box (STB) is not only shrinking in size but also gaining new capabilities, bringing new life to a class of …

CES 2015: Broadcom’s Blog Squad Geared Up for the Greatest (Tech) Show on Earth

With more than 160,000 people expected to arrive in Las Vegas next week for the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, there isn’t much room left for those who are simply curious about the next big thing to come out of the tech industry.

That’s why we’ve rounded up a crew of bloggers — three lucky Broadcom interns and one seasoned blogger — to take in the full CES experience and share it with all of you, via blog posts …

International “Car” Electronics Show? CES 2015 Rolls on with Connected Cars in the Fast Lane

Take a glance around the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as the breezeways outside, and you might mistake the 2015 International Consumer Show for an exhibition for the auto industry.

The Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the yearly tech-fest, said it expects a record 10 automakers to exhibit at the show and will cover more than 165,000 square feet of space, up 17 percent from a year ago. 

Add to that the high-profile

CES 2015: Let NFC Personalize Your Ride

Consumers know that the ultimate mobile device is the one that’s on four wheels – and Broadcom’s technology is increasingly geared toward bringing the smartphone experience to the car.

Today Broadcom at the International Consumer Electronics Show announced the BCM89095, an which offers automotive-grade support for the popular “tap-to-activate” technology called Near Field Communication (NFC).

Tech-savvy consumers will likely recognize NFC as a convenient way to pair up devices (such as a Bluetooth headset with a mobile phone) …

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