Xiaomi 4K smart TV takes on Broadcom Wi-Fi chip
| 24 May 2014
Superior video streaming is among benefits that TV manufacturer Xiaomi can expect from use of its 2X2 MIMO 5G WiFi combo chip, says semiconductor solutions provider Broadcom.

The leading Chinese manufacturer says that the chip will see use in its Mi TV2 smart 4KTV which Broadcom says will be able to deliver
“an unparalleled entertainment experience” in a booming Chinese connected TV market where consumer appetite for on-demand content, gaming and interaction with mobile devices continues to rise. As well as offering 4K picture quality, Xiaomi’s 4K Mi TV2 combines an integrated Mi Box STB with MIUI, offering access to free HD movies and on-demand over-the-top (OTT) content choices.

“Our goal with the next generation Mi TV is to deliver the extraordinary home entertainment experience our customers have come to expect,” said Xiaomi vice president Dai QingSong. “Broadcom provided a highly integrated solution with the innovative features we required to exceed consumer expectations while reducing overall bill-of-material cost and time-to-market.”

Broadcom 5G Wi-Fi (802.11ac) solutions with integrated beam-forming technology are claimed to enable manufacturers of home entertainment platforms to deliver the speed, range and bandwidth required for streaming HD-quality content, interactive online gaming and seamless connectivity with mobile devices. Up to three times faster and six times more power efficient than its 802.11n predecessor, 5G Wi-Fi is said to provide eight times the capacity and broader coverage.

“Our qualified 5G Wi-Fi combo solutions provide leading innovators such as Xiaomi with the components required to get to market quickly with the latest in 11ac technology,” added Alex Chou, Broadcom Senior Director, Wireless Connectivity Combos, China. “By combining our cutting edge technology with their own design expertise, Xiaomi has raised the bar for smart TV performance and delivered a remarkable new home entertainment experience to the China consumers.”