Broadcom unveils smaller, more power efficient 40nm NFC chips originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 26 Sep 2011 08:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.Permalink | | Email this | Comments
Monday, September 26, 2011
Broadcom is really throwing its weight behind this whole NFC thing. Its new family of BCM2079x chips have moved to a 40nm manufacturing process which cuts power use by 90-percent and board size by 40-percent. Broadcom claims they're the smallest and most power efficient NFC chips on the market -- and we're not in any position to refute that assertion. The company's Maestro tools have also been upgraded to let their NFC chips speak to a device's Bluetooth and WiFi radios. This could be used to quickly pair with other gadgets using Bluetooth or stream media to a connected television. For more details check out the PR after the break.