Broadcom Corporation is an American fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California. Broadcom was founded by a professor-student pair Henry Samueli and Henry T. Nicholas III from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1991. In 1995, the company moved from its Westwood, Los Angeles, office to Irvine, California. In 1998, Broadcom became a public company on the NASDAQ exchange and now employs approximately 11,750 people worldwide in more than 15 countries.Broadcom is among Gartner's Top 10 Semiconductor Vendors by revenue. In 2012, Broadcom's total revenue was $8.01 billion. In 2013, Broadcom was No. 327 on the Fortune 500, climbing 17 places from its 2012 ranking of No. 344. Broadcom first landed on the Fortune 500 in 2009. Wikipedia.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2016-03-31
A multi-cast multi-poll scheme for Bluetooth law energy (BLE) technology to be used by one or more mobile devices within a communication environment is disclosed. A broadcaster communication device comprises a transceiver that is configured to communicate with a plurality of recipient communication devices. The broadcaster communication device further comprises a controller that is configured to transmit a packet to the plurality of recipient communication devices and to receive, at predefined time intervals, responses from the plurality of recipient communication devices according to a pre-negotiated order without transmitting any additional packets.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2016-09-12
A device implementing an adaptive positioning system may include at least one processor that is configured to concurrently implement a first positioning system that generates first positioning information items and a second positioning system that generates second positioning information items. The processor may be configured to buffer the second positioning information items generated by the second positioning system and to determine a position estimation for the device based on the first positioning information items generated by the first positioning system. The processor may be configured to detect a degradation in a quality of the first positioning system. The processor may be configured to, in response to detecting the degradation in the quality of the first positioning system, determine the position estimation for the device based at least in part on at least one of the buffered second positioning information items generated by the second positioning system.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2016-08-22
A video decoder or encoder can be used to convert and process different video streams having different combinations of frame rate and Chroma fidelity. Rather than setting the maximum sample rate of the encoder based on a Luma sample rate, the encoders throughput is set based on a maximum color sample rate. Additionally, the picture buffer size can be set based on a maximum number of color pictures. An input of the video decoder receives an input video stream having a given display resolution and encoded in a first format employing a first combination of frame rate and Chroma fidelity. Processing circuitry in the decoder converts the input video stream from the first format to an output video stream having a second format, the second format having the given display resolution and employing a second combination of frame rate and Chroma fidelity different from the first combination.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2017-02-08
According to one embodiment, a compact low-power receiver comprises first and second analog circuits connected by a digitally controlled interface circuit. The first analog circuit has a first direct-current (DC) offset and a first common mode voltage at an output, and the second analog circuit has a second DC offset and a second common mode voltage at an input. The digitally controlled interface circuit connects the output to the input, and is configured to match the first and second DC offsets and to match the first and second common mode voltages. In one embodiment, the first analog circuit is a variable gain control transimpedance amplifier (TIA) implemented using a current mode buffer, the second analog circuit is a second-order adjustable low-pass filter, whereby a three-pole adjustable low-pass filter in the compact low-power receiver is effectively produced.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2016-09-02
A system and method that provide reduced latency in a video signal processing system. Various aspects of the present invention may comprise receiving a current request from a user for first video information. Such a request may, for example, be received with a user interface module. A first video stream and a second video stream may be received simultaneously, where the first video stream comprises the first video information currently requested by the user, and the second video stream comprises second video information not currently requested by the user. A video receiver module may, for example, perform such receiving. The first video stream may be processed to present the first video information to the user at the current time. Further, the second video stream may be pre-processed in preparation for being presented to the user in the future. A video processing module may, for example, perform such video stream processing.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2016-06-17
A wireless communication device (alternatively, device, WDEV, etc.) includes a processing circuitry configured to support communications with other WDEV(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. In some examples, the device includes a communication interface and a processing circuitry, among other possible circuitries, components, elements, etc. to support communications with other WDEV(s) and to generate and process signals for such communications. A WDEV generates and transmits an OFDM packet that specifies resource allocation of a communication channel for other WDEVs. The WDEV then support communications with the other WDEVs based on the resource allocation of the communication channel. The OFDM packet includes an OFDMA indicator bit and a multi-purpose field that serves different purposes based on setting of the OFDMA indicator bit (e.g., the multi-purpose field is used for different purposes when the OFDMA indicator bit indicates OFDMA or non-OFDMA resource allocation).
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2016-08-17
A stream at a source device may be transmitted over multiple channels. At the input of the channels that packets from the stream may be grouped into chunks. Informational packets may be appended to the chunks. The informational packets may include sequencing information for the chunks and packet-to-packet timing information. The chunks may then be distributed over the multiple channels. After transmission over the channels, the informational packets may be extracted from the chunks. Reconstruction circuitry, at the destination device, may determine the sequence of the chunks at the source device based on the sequencing information. The reconstruction circuitry may also determine relative timings of the packets within the single stream based on the packet-to-packet timing information. The packets may be released from buffers in accord with the determined packet-to-packet timing information and the sequencing information to recreate the relative timings within the single stream at the destination device.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2017-01-19
Methods and systems for enabling coexistence of multiple potentially interfering wireless components in a device are provided. A device may include a wireless module using a proprietary protocol and one or more modules using standardized protocols. The device further includes a coexistence arbitration module configured to arbitrate access to a shared communication medium among the wireless modules based on assertion of medium access requests by the modules and the associated priority of the asserted medium access requests. When multiple medium access requests have the same priority, precedence for access to the shared medium is determined based on additional criteria. The coexistence arbitration module may be a separate module or may be integrated into another module or distributed among the modules. The device may include a host processor for altering transmission characteristics of a module to increase the likelihood that another module can receive data within a reasonable time period.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2017-05-10
Currently, there exists low power Ethernet PHY solutions running at 10 Gbps over twin-ax cables with SFP+ connectors. However, the cost and range of these cables, along with the size of the connectors, do not match the requirements of in-vehicle networks. If the cable is replaced with a single pair of shielded or coaxial cables, a different mechanism is needed to provide bi-directional communication. Time division duplexing (TDD) can be used to emulate full duplex communication over the single pair of cables by taking turns, in time, transmitting data over the pair of cables in each direction.
Broadcom Corporation | Date: 2017-01-24
In some aspects, the disclosure is directed to methods and systems for encoding and sharing media clips via a social networking provider responsive to a user interaction via a single like or share button. Media may be constantly buffered as the user watches the program, such that the user need not initiate recording, enabling the user to quickly share amusing or media clips as they happen live. The device may decode, scale or subsample, and compress or re-encode the media to take up less space in a buffer of the device and/or to comply with copyright fair use requirements. Responsive to the user interaction or share command, the device may transfer the contents of the buffer to a social media service along with instructions to generate a post to the social network identifying the user, media, and/or buffer contents.