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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 …

Bright Future of Internet of Things on Display at “Get WICED” Press Event

With the Internet of Things being one of the hottest topics in the tech industry today, Broadcom and its partners hosted a demo and networking event in San Francisco this week to highlight its WICED™ technology, which is helping to accelerate the IoT ecosystem.

“The challenge of the Internet of Things is that it encompasses so many different applications and products,” said Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, Wireless Connectivity and one of the hosts of the Get WICED event. …

Connected Drones Show What’s Possible When Developers Use Broadcom’s IoT Technology

When innovators talk about the Internet of Things, the examples most commonly used are things like connected appliances that can be powered on and off remotely or wearable fitness monitors that can record things like heart rates, miles run and calories burned.

The beauty of the technology that powers the Internet of Things is that it allows entrepreneurs to let their imaginations – and innovative engineering skills – explore new product categories for connectivity. Case in point: A new series …

Bluetooth Smart’s Killer App? It Could Be Built on Broadcom’s New WICED™ Sense DevKit

Developers, take note: The Internet of Things is having a zeitgeist moment.

That means there are hundreds of thousands of inspired ideas out there for bringing Internet connectivity to everyday items – and plenty of oddball ones (smart yoga mats, anyone?).

Yet for every new idea sparked in this fast-growing ecosystem, there’s the potential for something groundbreaking to emerge.

That’s where Broadcom comes in. The company today unveiled a new development kit aimed at giving IoT-minded technologists a leg up

Got a WICED™ Idea? What Would You Build with Broadcom’s Embedded Wireless Tech?

Broadcom’s WICED™ platform has sparked the imaginations of Internet of Things developers, smart engineers who are rolling out products and applications that showcase the power – and potential – of the technology.

In recent weeks, Broadcom and its partners have made a slew of announcements for new devices that tap the out-of-the –box connectivity experience that WICED offers to developers, entrepreneurs and startups.

  • Netatmo is using WICED™ Wi-Fi to enable a collaboration with French designer Philippe Starke for a stylish,

BroadR-Reach® Ethernet: Enterprise-Level Security for Connected Cars

It’s a scene straight out of a spy or sci-fi movie: A malicious figure sits in front of a glowing computer monitor in a cave-like room, typing away. The next moment, an unsuspecting victim’s high-tech car — miles away — careens out of control. The radio blasts at full volume, the steering wheel jerks and the brakes fail. This car has been hacked, and it’s now fully under the villain’s control.

A futuristic tableau like this is terrifying, but fortunately, …

Nick Ilyadis in Network Computing: “Data Processing Requirements Represent a Massive Challenge for the Data Center Ecosystem”

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 Network Computing, in which Nick Ilyadis, Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of the Infrastructure & Networking group at Broadcom, talks about the future of data center design.

From Network Computing:

By the end of the decade, the number of connected devices is expected to reach 50 billion. These billions of …