Broadcom Gets Design Win With Robotic Sprinkler

In what looks to be a more unusual design win for Irvine-based Broadcom, the company reported a design win today for its low power applications processor: as part of a "robotic sprinkler system" from company Droplet. Broadcom said its low power, BCM2835 chip is being used as part of the Droplet Robotic Sprinkler, which uses weather stations, soil samples, and plant information to make decisions on how much and where to water. Droplet's product provides functions typically found in water timers, smart irrigation controllers, and sprinkler heads.