IoT Seminar with Broadcom and Avnet

Inventek and Broadcom to hold a series of IoT seminars in 2015. On the Wi-Fi side of connectivity, Broadcom also provides a full-featured Eclipse-based SDK/Development Kit. Additionally, Broadcom is leading the way with Apple MFi HomeKit ready and Universal Bluetooth Smart to WLAN combo chip designs, all of which allow the developers to create secure embedded wireless networking applications on an existing microcontroller, or on an additional WICED module that includes a microcontroller.

The BCM4334X is a single–chip integrated quad radio (WLAN/BT 4.1/FM/& Near Field Communications [NFC], with integrated low noise amplifiers (LNAs) and a transmit/receive (Tx/Rx) switch which offers a level of integration that greatly reduces the external part count, PCB footprint, and overall cost of the embedded wireless solution.

Broadcom has partnered with Inventek Systems, to deliver the first production modules based on the highly anticipated and very integrated BCM4334X offering. Broadcom is also working with Inventek to deliver complete turnkey hardware solutions of different form factors to readily enable Wi-Fi, BLE and NFC connectivity in system design. Inventek also offers IWIN (Inventek Wireless Interoperability Network), firmware, a very compelling and user friendly FW protocol to ensure maximum optimization and seamless integration of WICED. In addition, Inventek also provides customers Cloud-ready Agent FW, IWINC (Inventek Wireless Interoperability Network for Clouds) to enable IoT platforms to seamless connect to target Cloud Owners and/or Providers.


During this session attendees will receive an overview of Broadcom’s WICED Smart and WICED Wi-Fi IoT solutions, including a glimpse into the Roadmap for these products. In addition, hands-on demos will be provided which include detailed technical discussion on both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy software and hardware topics which affect today’s embedded IoT developer.


12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch will be provided

1:00pm – 3:30pm – (Inventek/Broadcom)

  1. Overview of Broadcom’s current WICED Wi-Fi development environment  including a WICED Wi-Fi  roadmap
  2. Wi-Fi Overview including design challenges and cloud integration
  3. Overview of the Inventek product offering included detailed discussion of both their interoperability (IWIN) and Cloud Agent (IWINC) firmware
  4. Demo of the eS-WiFi AT Command Set
  5. BCM43341 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Combo Chip Overview
  6. Introduction to the Inventek ISM43340 Module
  7. Wi-Fi to BLE Bridge Demo using the Inventek USB based BCM4334X Development Kit

Cost: Free Seminar

Date & Time

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 : Irvine,
430 Exchange, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92602

Thursday, April 30, 2015 :Los Angeles
20951 Burbank Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91367

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 :Toronto,ON
6950 Creditview Rd., Unit 2, Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 0A6

Thursday, May 7, 2015:  Montreal, QC
7575 Route Transcanadienne, Suite 600, St. Laurent, Quebec, H4T 1V6

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Chicago, IL
5400 Prairie Stone Pkwy, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

Thursday, May 14, 2015: Minneapolis, M
2740 American Blvd. W, Suite 150, Bloomington, MN 55431

Thursday, May 21, 2015:  San Jose, CA 
2580 Junction Ave., San Jose, CA 95134

Tuesday, June 16, 2015: Boston, MA
400 River Dr., Suite 300, North Reading, MA 01864

Thursday, June 18, 2015: Dallas, TX
2021 Lakeside Blvd., Richardson, TX 75082

Tuesday, June 23, 2015: Vancouver, BC
4299 Canada Way, Suite 100, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5G

Thursday, June 25, 2015: San Jose, CA
2580 Junction Ave., San Jose, CA 95134

Broadcom Connectivity Powers Handheld Wireless X-Ray Security Scanner

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Broadcom® WICED Technology Supports New AS&E® MINI Z On-the-Go Threat Detection System

 IRVINE, Calif. – August 6, 2014

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that American Science and Engineering, Inc. (AS&E) (NASDAQ:ASEI) has selected the Broadcom Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) Wi-Fi technology as the connectivity component for the world’s first handheld Z Backscatter® imaging system.

Broadcom’s WICED platform provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a complete simplified implementation of wireless connectivity resulting in faster time-to-market for a broad range of Internet of Things (IoT) innovations. For more news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom or join the conversation on the WICED community site.

The evolution of the IoT is driving significant growth and opportunities in a variety of end market segments and analysts expect revenues from the burgeoning market to reach $8.9T by 20201. According to IDC, the enabler for increased growth is the pervasiveness of wireless connectivity and ubiquitous access to the Internet, regardless of location.


“The MINI Z™ system represents an entirely new class of product for the detection industry, an effective, lightweight scanner that — for the first time — enables security, customs, and public safety officials to quickly determine if threats or contraband are present in hard-to-reach environments, such as the interior of cars, aircraft and watercraft.” said Joe Reiss, AS&E Vice President of Product Management. “Broadcom’s WICED technology provided the complete development platform we required to get to market quickly with this ground-breaking, innovative new product.”

“As the IoT ecosystem continues to evolve, we are seeing rapid adoption of our turnkey WICED technology in a number of emerging market segments including connected appliances, smart energy systems and cloud-based health and home management services,” said Brian Bedrosian, Broadcom Senior Director, Wireless Connectivity. “Broadcom’s implementation into the MINI Z demonstrates the wide range of applications enabled by the WICED platform.”

AS&E’s design and development efforts were supported by Inventek Systems, a full-service wireless solutions provider. Inventek’s WICED enabled eS-WiFi (embedded serial Wi-Fi), modules and Wireless Interoperability Network (IWIN), software eases development and simplifies implementation of Wi-Fi connectivity in an array of products across a broad spectrum of end market segments.

The MINI Z handheld X-ray detection system is a portable, single-sided imaging system that can be used to scan objects in hard-to-reach areas such as unattended bags, backpacks, or packages in a subway or bus with no set up required. It uses AS&E’s signature Z Backscatter technology, an advanced X-ray imaging technology that detects and highlights the organic materials that transmission X-ray systems can miss, such as plastic guns, ceramic knives, explosives, and drugs. The device provides a real-time, easy-to-interpret image of its target on a tablet screen using Z Backscatter technology and Broadcom’s WICED Wi-Fi module for a wireless connection to the scanner. The MINI Z is the first portable screen implementation based on the WICED platform. For more information visit


Broadcom’s WICED Wi-Fi technology and Inventek’s eS-WiFi modules are now available.

For ongoing news, visit Broadcom’s Newsroom, read the B-Connected Blog, or visit Facebook or Twitter. And to stay connected, subscribe to Broadcom list.


1 IDC, IoT 2013 to 2020 Market Analysis: Billions of Things, Trillions of Dollars

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a FORTUNE 500® company, is a global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom® products seamlessly deliver voice, video, data and multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the industry’s broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip solutions, Broadcom is changing the world by Connecting everything®. For more information, go to

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New Broadcom Based Serial-to-WiFi Module for the Internet-of-Things

Feb. 13, 2013 – As the adoption rate of embedded Wi-Fi  continues to surge, Inventek Systems is enabling this connectivity trend by offering FCC certified, easily integrated serial-to-WiFi modules that only require simple AT Commands for programming. The module is an ideal solution for manufacturers who are looking to add wireless connectivity to their products but do not have extensive WiFi and RF experience.

The ISM43362-M3G L44 is enabled with Broadcom Corporation’s Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICEDTM) architecture. It supports 802.11 b,g,n  Wi-Fi connectivity and can be configured by sending simple commands over the serial host interface (UART, SPI or USB).

The simple- to- use AT Command Set significantly reduces the development and integration effort for design engineers to add WiFi connectivity to their products.The ISM43362-M3G- L44 module hardware includes the Broadcom BCM43362 IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi System-on-Chip (SOC) component and STMicroelectronics 32-bit ARM Cortex M3 microcontroller.

This STM32 microcontroller hosts the networking application software including the TCP/IP network stack and Inventek’s customized AT Command set firmware.Inventek Systems offers a family of serial-to-WiFi modules (eS-WiFi™ family) that support Broadcom Corporation’ s WICED™ platform.  The option is available to use either Inventek’s AT Command Set firmware or Broadcom’s WICED APIs.  When using Inventek’s AT Command Set, a low cost system microcomputer is used to send commands to the eS-WiFi module over a serial interface (UART, SPI or USB).  When using Broadcom’s WICED platform, the on-board microcomputer is used for both the WICED firmware and system program.

In either case, the module hardware is identical and consists of a Broadcom BCM43XX single chip wireless radio, embedded Cortex M3 Microcomputer and integrated antenna (or U.FL option) all on a 14.5mm x 30mm module with 44 LGA footprint or USB dongle.

Inventek’s eS-WiFi modules build upon the WICED platform by adding another step in integration and ease of design-in.  These AT Commands allow the use of simple instructions to establish connectivity and configure the module as a client, Access Point or web server and to send and receive data. Over 100 commands are now available and include a broad list of basic and advanced commands (e.g. Find, Scan, Join, Send, Receive, Run SoftAP, Direct Connect Mode, SSL Mode, etc.).

The ISM43362-M3G- L44 eS-WiFi module development kits are available now from Arrow ( ) for $199. In volume production, the module is priced in the low to mid teens. For more information contact Inventek.