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Conexant Embedded Imaging Software Supports Broadcom Wi-Fi Networking Solution

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January 08, 2014

Conexant Embedded Imaging Software Supports Broadcom Wi-Fi Networking Solution

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Conexant Systems (News - Alert), an audio and imaging specialist, released new embedded imaging software that supports BCM43143 embedded Wi-Fi networking solution from Broadcom (News - Alert) Corporation.

Jeff Baer, Broadcom director of business development, wireless connectivity said, “Conexant’s long history, diverse customer base and track record of winning new designs were just a few of the reasons that led to us to this collaboration.”

The new Conexant solution integrates Broadcom’s drivers and the Conexant imaging system SoC and embedded software to support Wi-Fi standards for multi-function and single-function printers (MFP, SFP). The new embedded solution allows printer OEMs to seamlessly incorporate the BCM43143 where Conexant’s imaging SoCs are used, explained officials.

Both individual consumers and enterprises prefer wireless printing technology. Most printers support Wi-Fi enabling wireless printing.

“Our joint effort combines Broadcom’s industry leading innovation in wireless connectivity to create a world-class solution that addresses the growing need for reliable wireless printing,” Baer added.

Also mobile printing and networking apps such as Apple Air Print and Google (News - Alert) Cloud Print are enhanced by the collaboration between Conexant and Broadcom as reliable high performance Wi-Fi networking is made available where demand from users is significant.

Bill Garvis, general manager for Conexant’s imaging system group remarked, “In keeping with the spirit of our ImagingSmart line of solutions, which are designed from start to finish with our customers in mind, our collaboration with Broadcom enables our joint customers to bring a very high level of value to their end products.”

Conexant Systems is showcasing its AudioSmart solutions at CES (News - Alert) 2014. This will make everything from smart TVs to home appliances smarter and able to respond to voice commands. Conexant, makers of the only far-field voice input processing chip solution in production for TVs, is expanding the adoption of its technology in other applications.

A broad range of voice interactive and audio capturing devices are entering the consumer electronics market. Using voice to enhance the user interface is a trend that is currently seen in everything from gaming consoles to cars and TVs, and this trend is poised for widespread adoption in other areas, including smart phones, tablets, wearable computing (i.e. smart watches, fitness devices and Smart Glasses) - and even a completely voice-controlled home.

Edited by Cassandra Tucker

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