Looks like Broadcom is living up to their company slogan, as their new CMOS-based system-on-a-chip combines WiFi, Bluetooth, and FM. Designed with mobile phones in mind, this incredible new chip will help keep cell phones “small and low-powered” while offering “new functionality.” In fact, it draws 40% less power while taking up to 50% less physical space.
What’s more, they’re not just dishing out entry-level connectivity: the WiFi is 802.11a/b/g, and the Bluetooth is 2.0. If there was an FM 2.0, it’d probably have that too. No word on when the system-on-a-chip will start popping up in handsets, but I anticipate that it won’t take long, considering the “inherent cost, space and power savings it will enable.”