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