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  • MantasPakenas - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - link

    Every SoC manufacturer seems to be working hard to integrate latest and greatest radios onto their chips, why not WiFi as well? Is it too little and power efficient to bother or there are some other factors in consideration, e.g. patent issues, etc? Reply
  • MantasPakenas - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - link

    Just as I was afraid, it seems to be a question of someone not-so-well-informed :)

    First of all, Qualcomm already started integrating WiFi, Bluetooth and related circuitry with the S4. Second, there's an Anandtech article about Intel planning to go the same route, and the challenges it faces with WiFi.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5554/intel-demonstra...
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  • bobbozzo - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - link

    802.11 == WIFI Reply
  • bobbozzo - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - link

    nevermind Reply
  • extide - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - link

    Can't wait for something like this to show up on a Mini PCIe card for laptops! Reply
  • hechacker1 - Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - link

    Is the standard finalized, or is this their implementation? Reply
  • iCrunch - Saturday, July 28, 2012 - link

    In response to the post before me, no, it's still in draft status and yes, the single-chip 802.11 WiFi/Bluetooth combo chip is Broadcom's quite successful implementation.

    All WiFi chips in Apple devices (Mac's, iPhone, iPad, etc.), for example, utilize Broadcom. Personally, I have one of their latest 802.11n/BT 4.0 chips with 3X3 MIMO producing speeds of 450Mbps, and Bluetooth 4.0's power efficiency is incredible! That said, I still find myself using Gigabit Ethernet a lot. I can't wait to get 1.3GHz WiFi 802.11ac.
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