Broadcom Rolls Out New Bluetooth Chips

Irvine-based chipmaker Broadcom has rolled out a new line of Bluetooth chips this morning, targeted at use in things like remote controls, keyboards, and mice. The company said it has introduced two new, systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) specifically aimed at providing Bluetooth for original equipment manufacturers. The new devices, the BCM20734 and BCM20738, support Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Classic, the two common varieties of the Bluetooth protocol. Broadcom said the chips are sampling with customers now.