Posts Tagged ‘broadcom’

When Is It Really “Open Source”

From Phoronix: Up to this point the graphics driver for the BCM2835 and its VideoCore processor found in the Raspberry Pi was backed by an open-source kernel driver but a closed-source user-space. Today — through cooperation with Broadcom — the Raspberry Pi Foundation was able to release the user-space bits to to this driver. Therefore […]

Built In FM Radio Support For Next iPhone?

The most interesting thing in the iFixIt iPad 3 teardown is the discovery of the new BCM4330 chip. This chip is specifically a: 802.11a/b/g/n MAC/Baseband/Radio with Integrated Bluetooth 4.0+HS & FM Transceiver. That’s a mouthful. Apple likes to keep things in sync. It’s a reasonable bet this is part of the next-gen platform for the […]

Israel Lifts iPad Ban

Israel announced that they have lifted the iPad ban. “The scrutiny conducted by the Ministry technical team vis-à-vis Apple’s team, International laboratory and European counterparts confirmed that the device which could be operated in various standards will be operated in Israel in accordance to the local standards.” Lets be honest. This had nothing to do […]