Broadcom has announced that the Chinese Wireless Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure (WAPI) security standard required for all WLAN products sold in China, is available on many of its wireless offerings.
Broadcom said that the strategic support of WAPI and the projected growth of smartphones in China give it an opportunity to further expand its presence in this segment. It features WAPI on several of its WLAN offerings, allowing manufacturers to deliver WLAN connected home networking products and mobile devices to Chinese consumers.
The company claims that it is among the first WLAN chipmakers to offer WAPI-enabled offerings aimed at wireless routers and mobile devices including, the InConcert BCM4325 that combines WLAN, bluetooth and FM technologies into a single 65 nanometer die. The combination chip reduces the size and power consumption; a range of offerings that enable 802.11g, 802.11n 1×1, 2×2, single and dual band wireless routers and residential gateways with a range of feature sets and price points, including the BCM5354, BCM5356, BCM4312 etc.
According to Broadcom, all the chips leverage its radio and digital architecture to provide wireless connectivity to share broadband connections and support triple-play services.