Broadcom has announced that it is about to market its new BCM4335 Wi-Fi connection chips for smartphones and other mobile platforms. According to several tests conducted in recent months, new equipment can offer up to three times faster data transfer rates than standard systems. For this, they use the 80 Hz frequency range in the 802.11ac standards.
Another improvement is in energy efficiency, which can help smartphones and other platforms increase battery life. In addition to improving the quality of the wireless internet received by the handsets, the new Broadcom chip can also receive FM radio signal and Bluetooth 4.0. According to the manufacturer, the new hardware equipment will be available on some devices that hit the market in early 2013.