Broadcom has unveiled a new chip for wireless communications that will show at the upcoming CES 2013 and for the first time also includes a module on the side of those NFC WiFi and Bluetooth and FM radio. Broadcomm is a leading company in the field of wireless chip and there is no wonder, then, often able to innovate ahead of competitors. At the CES 2013 , which will be held next January, the chipmaker has therefore unveiled its latest product, a wireless communications chips 4-in-1 . For the first time, in fact you only have one module combo that unifies the features WiFi, Bluetooth, FM and now NFC (Near Field Communication), an innovative short range wireless technology that allows you to exchange different kinds of data between smartphone seats contact and make payments or bookings.
The chip, which is called BCM43341 , is realized with the production process to 40 nm and is of type CMOS , so as to optimize size and power consumption. According to the manufacturer this new solution will help device manufacturers to develop new types of applications to simplify the pairing between devices, and mobile payments and by the integration of four different modules in a single chip , it should always allow hardware manufacturers to contain the total area occupied by this type of components and the cost of materials, all to the advantage of size and thickness of the device, which should also cost less. In addition, thanks to the BCM43341, Broadcom will ensure their share in the smartphone market with NFC sensor, which according to the latest forecasts should know a boom in the next five years. The built-in WiFi module supports both the frequency of 2.4 and 5 GHz and supports the standard HD 40 technologies and WiFi Direct, WiFi and WiFi Certified Certified Miracast Passpoint . The NFC sensor instead permit any transactions in very short range even if your smartphone is turned off for running out the battery, thanks to Field Power Harvesting. At the moment Broadcom has not released any information about an arrival on the market of devices with the new quad-combo.