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BRCM Master Chief Boilermaker (USN rating) ), 54g single and dual-band Wi-Fi solutions are among the first products to be approved for Cisco Compatible Extensions See CCX. V2. The Broadcom 802.11a/g Mini PCI An extension of the PCI bus used in portable computers. Designed for peripherals such as modems and network adapters, Mini PCI cards are credit-card sized modules that snap onto the motherboard; they are not inserted into slots like PC Cards. and 802.11g Mini PCI and Cardbus solutions will all bear the "Cisco Compatible" brand, helping to ensure that notebook PCs and other wireless devices based on Broadcom's technology support advanced features that Cisco has incorporated into the Cisco Aironet Series of Access Points and other wireless LAN A local area network that transmits over the air typically in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz unlicensed frequency band. It does not require line of sight between sender and receiver. Wireless base stations (access points) are wired to an Ethernet network and transmit a radio frequency over an area infrastructure components.
The Cisco Compatible Extensions Program is a non-exclusive, no cost licensing arrangement designed to accelerate the adoption of standards such as Wi-Fi Protected Access (networking, security) Wi-Fi Protected Access - (WPA) A security scheme for wireless networks, developed by the networking industry in response to the shortcomings of Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP). (WPA WPA: see Work Projects Administration.
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"Broadcom is a leading provider of wireless LAN silicon and is an important participant in the Cisco Compatible program," said Bill Rossi, vice president and general manager of Cisco's Wireless Networking Business Unit. "By supporting Cisco Compatible Extensions V2, Broadcom enables hardware partners to serve the enterprise market with 802.11g and 802.11a/g products that support the latest industry standards and Cisco innovations."
Broadcom has earned Cisco Compatible Extensions approval and has now integrated the complete set of Cisco Compatible Extensions V2 features into its OneDriver software, a common driver platform used for Broadcom client products. The latest software also supports a single Cisco LEAP login to eliminate the need for a user to enter login credentials twice, once for the wireless LAN and once for the overall network.
"Cisco Compatible Extensions V2 and Single LEAP Login are features that facilitate enterprise Wi-Fi deployment," said Tony Bonadero, director of wireless technologies for Dell. "Dell is excited to take advantage of Broadcom's timely software delivery to meet customer needs ahead of our competition."
Solutions that Offer Maximum Performance, Battery Life and Security 802.11g has become the mainstream Wi-Fi technology for business and consumer deployments but dual-band 802.11a/g products are expected to play an increasing role in large enterprise networks, as IT managers begin to use 802.11a to supplement the capacity of 802.11g infrastructure. Broadcom's unique OneDriver software enables a single software driver for single-band and dual-band solutions for both current and previous generation adapters. This allows network managers to effectively manage upgrade or migration of client platforms that connect to any wireless access point in a network, whether operating in the 2.4 GHz frequency range (802.11b/g) or the 5 GHz frequency range (802.11a).
"Broadcom's Wi-Fi solutions are ideally suited for enterprise client solutions," said Jeff Abramowitz, senior director of Marketing for Broadcom's Home and Wireless Networking Business Unit. "In addition to industry leading security software features, we provide for a single software image across technologies and product generations, and include AES in hardware, industry leading battery life and advanced Bluetooth coexistence. Broadcom supplies 54 Mbps solutions for more notebooks and wireless LAN products than any other chipmaker chip·mak·er
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In addition to comprehensive support for Cisco Compatible Extensions, Broadcom's dual-band solutions utilize hardware-based support for the Advanced Encryption Standard (cryptography, algorithm) Advanced Encryption Standard - (AES) The NIST's replacement for the Data Encryption Standard (DES). The Rijndael /rayn-dahl/ symmetric block cipher, designed by Joan Daemen and Vincent Rijmen, was chosen by a NIST contest to be AES. (AES), and software support for Wi-Fi Protected Access and the forthcoming IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields. 802.11i specification. The company's latest solutions utilize the AirForce BCM BCM Baylor College of Medicine
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Broadcom's Wi-Fi Product Family
Broadcom is a provider of high performance Wi-Fi products. In addition to transceivers that provide IEEE 802.11g and dual-band 802.11a/g solutions, Broadcom integrates wireless network processors, communications technologies and OneDriver software solutions into reference designs that speed customer time to market. Broadcom partners are developing Wi-Fi enabled client solutions, access points, routers, cable modems, DSL modems, Bluetooth solutions and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) The first high-speed digital data service provided by cellular carriers that used the GSM technology. GPRS added a packet-switched channel to GSM, which uses dedicated, circuit-switched channels for voice conversations. cellular products. Broadcom is also shipping AirForce One, the world's first single-chip wireless LAN solution that enables Wi-Fi connectivity in pocket-sized mobile devices.
Broadcom Corporation is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data services. The company designs, develops and supplies complete system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions incorporating digital, analog and radio frequency (RF) technologies, as well as related hardware and software system-level applications. The diverse product portfolio addresses every major broadband communications market and includes solutions for digital cable and satellite set-top boxes; high definition television (HDTV (High Definition TV) A set of digital television (DTV) standards that offer the highest resolution and sharpest picture. Although some HDTV sets are available in standard (rather square) screen sizes, the overwhelming majority of sets are wide screen, which eliminates ); cable and DSL modems and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) gateway and telephony systems; broadband network and security processors; and SystemI/O server solutions. Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, California.
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