Broadcom has announced that it has added to its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices SDK support for Apple Homekit. This enables developers to use Bluetooth and wifi Broadcom to include iOS applications.
HomeKit of Apple, which is part of iOS 8 makes it possible to control via iPhone apps and Siri digital assistant devices that support the protocol. So must include automation equipment can be accessed via wifi or bluetooth.
HomeKit-compatible equipment is still only sparsely in the market, chip manufacturers are beginning to embrace the standard. After Marvell announced in March to HomeKit use, has now Broadcom, which manufactures include WiFi and Bluetooth chips, letting them know that it’s Apple’s standard support.
Broadcom wants to HomeKit accessible to developers through its Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices-sdk either Wiced. This allows applications to be built according to Broadcom those using the wireless network chips from the manufacturer and HomeKit protocol peripherals can go driving. In addition, Broadcom also announced the BCM20706 chip that supports Bluetooth smart. The BCM20706 chip would be higher throughput rates up to 2 Mbit / s enabling and thus already compatible with the suspected Bluetooth 5.0 standard.