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Key innovation flows from Broadcom's India development centres

Bangalore November 19 2014: India-based engineers of Broadcom, the   global leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications,  have contributed significantly to the development of the company's product rollouts, particularly  in the area of  backhaul and aggregate switching. 
The company's development teams in Bangalore and Hyderabad  make up its largest R&D  resource outside the US -- and the Hyderabad group  has  provided the bulk of switching software applications,  said  Broadcom's Vice President and Chief Technology Officer ( Infrastructure and Networking Group)  Nicholas (" Nick")  Ilyadis, during his recent visit to India.  In many cases the India centres 'own' the product,  -- trade jargon for  assuming full responsibility for a tool or solution, from concept to development to customer support after rollout, he added.
Ilyadis was in Bangalore, along with the CTOs and senior leadership  of two other business divisions  for the first ever Broadcom Conference  in India   -- an intense, day long, closed door   brainstorming session of the company's engineers and R&D leaders based here.  That in itself  is being seen as acknowledgement of the amount of IP flowing from India into Broadcom's  recent product milestones, added  Ravi Manik,  Director, Businedss Development for South and South-East Asia.  In fact 77% of the company's India-based  staff are engineers.

Recent Broadcom launches for both consumer and enterprise markets include
-  the telecom industry's first  six-stream 802.11ac  Multiple In-Multiple Out (MIMO) platform for home networks. What Broadcom calls  "5G WiFi" is  said to be  50 percent  faster than  existing MIMO routers  and promises   home network data rates of up to 3.2 GBPS.
-  a new chipset that enables service providers to deliver Gigabit performance over currently installed twisted pair copper cabling. Built on Broadcom's DSL technology, the BCM65200 DSP and BCM65900 analog front end family of chipsets are the industry's highest density G.fast solution, providing a critical step in paving the path to Gigabit-speed services over copper to the home.
- WiCED 'Sense',  a new$ 25 ( Rs 1500) development kit aimed at giving IoT-minded technologists a leg up in this  fast-emerging market, where everything from door locks to tea kettles  are getting connected to the cloud. The kit includes a WICED-branded Bluetooth Low Energy board housed in a sturdy plastic case. 
- In July Hathway became the the first multi-system operator  in India to launch a DOCSIS 3.0 network in India capable of transmitting high speed data at speeds greater than 300 megabits per second (Mbps), using Broadband  chipsets.
- Broadcom's  video codec (HEVC) H.265 system-on-chip (SoC)  was harnessed by Indian satellite TV operators  Tata Sky and Videocon to fuel their next  generation Ultra HD set-top boxes   to provide 4K quality TV. http://www.indiatechonline.com/it-happened-in-india.php?id=1498
- A Broadcom USB hub and WiFi adapter is now available for the popular Rasberry Pi, wallet-PC platform. It  sports two USB ports and 802.11 b/g/n support in a very low-power $ 15  package.
We have more details of Broadcom's WICED products in our Education section




    


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Key innovation flows from Broadcom's India development centres
by Luciano on October  22,  2015
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