Broadcom adds WiFi Direct to its embedded device platform, furthers our internet-of-things future

Blog sponsored by Engadget.com 27.8.2013 Comments Off on Broadcom adds WiFi Direct to its embedded device platform, furthers our internet-of-things future

Broadcom, wireless. Peanut butter, jelly. Together, they just work. So today’s announcement that the company is adding WiFi Direct to its WICED (Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices) platform feels pretty natural. The firm believes that WICED Direct will allow OEMs to develop wearable sensors — pedometers, heart-rate monitors, keycards — and clothing that transmit everyday data to the cloud via a connected smartphone or tablet. This would help push along the internet of things movement that’s been bandied about so much recently, and maybe even ensure you aren’t locked out of the house again.

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