Broadcom introduced the world’s first chipset 5G Wi-Fi (802.11ac), supporting technology 2 × 2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO). Wireless module BCM4354, which theoretically doubles the performance of conventional configurations 1 × 1, will be used in smartphones and tablets Apple.
Manufacturers do not cease to declare support for new standards LTE, promising higher and higher transmission speed. But the home Wi-Fi connection can also be a “bottleneck” , sooner or later it will happen. Therefore, the penetration of technologies such as 2 × 2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), a segment of smartphones and tablets – a matter of time .
Due to the increased width of the frequency channels to 80 MHz BCM4354 chipset can provide bandwidth up to 867 Mbit / s . Of course, as a standard WLAN supported modern 802.11ac. Moreover, supported by technology Bluetooth 4.1, Bluetooth LE, FM- radio and wireless charging Wireless Charging.
Of course , the next step should be to make manufacturers of smartphones, because the chip WLAN – it’s good, but you’ll have to implement the configuration of antennas 2 × 2 MIMO, which requires a second antenna .
In addition, Broadcom’s Transmit Beamforming (TxBF) technology further improves rate over range performance in congested environments for data-intense applications. Photo and video uploads to social networking sites, for example, will be twice as fast in crowded sporting events or concert venues.
If you believe Broadcom, BCM4354 production has already begun. Some evidence indicates that the iPhone 6 and iPad Air 2 , are preparing to leave, will use the new Broadcom chips connection 2 × 2 MIMO.