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Bluetooth is an open wireless protocol for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices, creating Personal Area Networks (PANs). It was originally conceived as a wireless alternative to RS232 data cables. It can connect several devices and overcoming problems of synchronization. Bluetooth uses a radio technology called frequency-hopping spread spectrum, which chops up the data being sent and transmits chunks of it on up to 79 frequencies. In its basic mode, the modulation is Gaussian frequency-shift keying (GFSK). It can achieve a gross data rate of 1 Mb. Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, telephones, laptops, personal computers, printers, Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers, digital cameras and video game consoles through a secure, globally unlicensed Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) 2.4 GHz short-range radio frequency bandwidth. The Bluetooth specifications are developed and licensed by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). The Bluetooth SIG consists of companies in the areas of telecommunication, computing, networking and consumer electronics.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to the home, the office and the mobile environment. They provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art, system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything¬Æ. Broadcom is one of the world's largest semiconductor companies, with 2008 revenue of $4.66 billion, and holds over 3,100 U.S. and 1,400 foreign patents, more than 7,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BROADCOM Bluetooth Device errors before installing any driver updates.