With semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications being their forte, the latest new line of wireless chips targeted for use in automotive infotainment applications features the latest in 5G WiFi and Bluetooth Smart Ready technology. Broadcom’s wireless automotive chips enable high-speed connectivity beyond the vehicle, serving Internet and cloud content via LTE telematics or directly from a Hot Spot connection.
The integrated 5G WiFi technology based on the latest generation IEEE 802.11ac standard offers bandwidth required for multiple in-car displays and resolution of up to 1080p. This facilitates uncongested 5GHz video to coexist concurrently with 2.4GHz Bluetooth hands-free operation. Bluetooth Smart Ready technology sees products sip power at an incremental rate and is vital in enabling connectivity between a vehicle, and wearable tech and body sensors. This helps monitor biometric indicators including driver fatigue, blood alcohol content and glucose levels.