iPhone 5G Wi-Fi Module to Appear In 2013
The new models of iPhone and iPad are predicted to include 5G Wi-Fi module called Broadcom BCM4335. Despite the wide distribution of networks of 3G and 4G generations, the majority of mobile traffic is of course, generated through Wi-Fi. The new Broadcom’s wireless module should make this standard even more attractive.
iPhone 5G Wi-Fi Module
Broadcom has introduced a new chip BCM4335 for smartphones and tablets, which supports data transfer protocol 802.11ac, also known as the fifth generation of Wi-Fi. Most probably, this module will be installed on the iPhone and the iPad on their release in 2013.
The main differences of BCM4335 from the previous model – is primarily a reduction in energy consumption. According to the developers, improved chip spends 40-50% less energy in the mode of transmission and reception of data. In addition the manufacturer managed to reduce power consumption in standby mode. Ability to restrain the appetites of the wireless module will allow Apple to make the battery bigger capacity and smaller and thus reduce the thickness of mobile devices on iOS.
Broadcom BCM4335 5G Wi-Fi Speed
Another feature of the Broadcom BCM4335 – a dual-band operation with support of:
WiFi Direct is an extension of the standard set of Wi-Fi protocols, and is able to receive and transmit data from one device to another directly. Having a mobile dual-band module available, Apple must take advantage of its opportunities for integration in the next-generation iPhone and the iPad with the updated AirDrop technology. Unlike the Broadcom BCM4334 module that will be used in the sixth-generation iPhone, the Broadcom BCM4335 with 5G Wi-Fi support promises to include more features.
Using the Broadcom BCM4335 module in smartphones and tablets will allow engineers from Cupertino to organize a transparent exchange of data between Mac computers and future generations mobile devices on iOS.
Broadcom has already sent samples to interested companies to test the BCM4335. Mass production of the new chips will be launched next year.
Let’s hope that the new 5G Wi-Fi standard will make the data transfer and web browsing even faster. According to Broadcom, it surely will be so.