Leading semiconductor solutions provider
) Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Wi-Fi
technology has been selected by American Science and Engineering,
, or "AS&E") as the connectivity component for its
revolutionary Z Backscatter imaging system.
Broadcom WICED Technology will provide support for AS&E MINI Z
On-the-Go Threat Detection System.
MINI Z System
AS&E's MINI Z system is a compact, single-sided imager that can
be used to scan objects in areas difficult to reach, such as
unattended packages, walls, small boats, aircraft and car
interiors. Thus, the system can effectively detect organic threats,
contraband and explosives, ensuring public safety as well as
customs and border law enforcement.
The MINI Z uses AS&E's signature Z Backscatter technology to
generate a real-time image of the scan target on a tablet screen,
which highlights organic materials that transmission X-ray systems
may miss, such as explosives, drugs and plastic guns. The MINI Z is
the first portable screen implementation to integrate the WICED
Broadcom's WICED technology supplies a comprehensive development
platform to this pioneer product that has huge implications in the
Broadcom's WICED platform speeds up the time-to-market for an
extensive range of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations, by
offering simplified implementation of wireless connectivity to
original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
Evolution of the IoT heralds considerable growth opportunities in a
wide range of end-market segments. By 2020, several analysts
anticipate revenues of around $8.9 trillion from the budding
market. According to IDC, popularity of wireless connectivity and
omnipresent Internet access is the primary driver of IoT's
With development of the IoT ecosystem, emerging market segments
including connected appliances, smart energy systems and
cloud-based health and home management services, are witnessing
quick adoption of Broadcom's turnkey WICED technology.
Broadcom's competitors in the wireless connectivity segment include
QUALCOMM Inc. (
) and TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (
Broadcom currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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