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New Broadcom WICED SDK Supports High-definition Audio Streaming over Wi-Fi
Jan 06, 2014 (03:01 AM EST)
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 2014 CES International --
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a new software development kit (SDK) to its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED™) portfolio to enable HD audio streaming over Wi-Fi networks. Visit Broadcom's 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) site to learn more at www.connectingeverything.com.
Broadcom's WICED Audio SDK provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an innovative solution that delivers audio content directly to speakers from any device connected to the Wi-Fi network, without the use of a docking station or cable. The new SDK includes pre-integrated Apple AirPlay support. Additionally, home media devices can seamlessly connect to products like smart TVs, portable speakers, media players, set-top boxes, sound bars and more, using the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) standard or an advanced streaming application for Android. WICED Audio also improves synchronization and offers significant range benefits that enable multiple configurations with multiple speakers on the same Wi-Fi network.
"Broadcom's new SDK expands opportunities in the growing wireless audio and entertainment market," said Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, Product Marketing, Wireless Connectivity Combos. "With proven expertise in embedded high-performance Wi-Fi and a strong base of entertainment access and smartphone customers, the simplified integration of Broadcom's WICED Audio SDK will help drive adoption of Wi-Fi audio in the home."
Key Features and Benefits:
Broadcom's WICED platform eases development and simplifies implementation of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity in an array of consumer devices, particularly in products without sophisticated user interfaces or existing networking capabilities.
For more information on WICED visit www.broadcom.com/products/wiced/.
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