Bluetooth SoC provides OEMs with a flexible solution that suits a wider variety of designs

06-02-2015 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

Broadcom's BCM20736 WICED SMART Bluetooth System-On-Chip (SoC) provides OEMs with a flexible solution that can be incorporated into a wider variety of devices to drive new designs. The chip includes built-in wireless charging support for the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) standard, opening new doors for innovation in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. The highly-integrated design and smaller size of the BCM20736 also reduces power consumption to extend battery life for wearables. Broadcom's new WICED Smart chip reduces cost and uses less power than competing products by enabling OEMs to host advanced applications with an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, says the company.

By Craig Dyball