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Broadcom intros first 802.11ac chips: 1.3Gbps Wi-Fi ready

01/05, 12:00pm

Broadcom adds first four 802.11ac chipsets

Broadcom claimed the distinction of being the first to make chipsets with 802.11ac, being nicknamed 5G Wi-Fi, on Thursday. The BCM43516, BCM43526, BCM4352, and BCM4360 all have twice as much bandwidth per channel as the current-fastest 802.11n and can stack multiple streams together to get very high speeds. The flagship chip, the BCM4360, can unite three streams and hit 1.3Gbps.



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