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Broadcom BCM94321MC Intensi-fi 2.4/5 GHz PCI Express Mini Card - Top

According to various reports, the Apple TV's Broadcom Wi-Fi card is the same wireless card Apple uses in the Mac Pro. According to Broadcom's Web site, "The BCM94321MC reference design enables manufacturers to incorporate draft-802.11n Wi-Fi capabilities into notebook PCs and other devices that support the new PCI Express bus architecture. The reference design integrates Broadcom's new Intensi-fi solutions, including the Broadcom's best-performing 802.11 radio (the BCM2055), and 2.4/5 GHz baseband and media access controller (the BCM4321)."

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