Broadcom's latest 4x4 802.11ac Wave2 solution, the BCM4366E, incorporates RangeBoost technology for enhanced Wi-Fi coverage and DoubleZero acceleration technology that enables video over Wi-Fi capability.

Broadcom’s RangeBoost technology provides up to 9dB of receiver sensitivity improvement by utilising advanced signal processing techniques coupled with unique receiver architecture. Routers or gateways which incorporate BCM4366E with RangeBoost will benefit from an expanded coverage area and the ability to deliver high internet speeds to smart phones and tablets.

The BCM4366E also implements Broadcom’s DoubleZero Acceleration for wireless video delivery, enabling zero packet loss and zero host CPU consumption when paired with Broadcom service provider gateway and router SoC platforms.

With DoubleZero Acceleration technology Wi-Fi packets can bypass the host CPU via a hardware acceleration path allowing the host CPU to be fully utilised for other applications including home automation and IoT. Since wireless video is fully offloaded from the host CPU, it eliminates the possibility of video packet loss due to contention for limited CPU resources. Broadcom’s system level approach tightly integrates the gateway SoC with the WLAN radio enabling performance and cost benefits.

“Enhanced Wi-Fi coverage and enablement of reliable wireless video delivery have become universal requirements across our OEM and service provider customer base,” said Greg Fischer, senior vice president and general manager of Broadband Carrier Access at Broadcom.