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Bluetooth low energy IP deployed in IoT product line

Bluetooth low energy IP deployed in IoT product line
Licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, CEVA, has announced that Shanghai Frequen Microelectronics (Freqchip) has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy technology in its new FR801x family of wireless integrated circuits (ICs). Building on Freqchip’s proven expertise in low power wireless IC design, the FR8010 is the first member of the FR801X family.
20th June 2017

Multiband SoCs support full Bluetooth 5 connectivity

Multiband SoCs support full Bluetooth 5 connectivity
With the introduction of new multiband SoCs supporting full Bluetooth 5 connectivity and more memory options, Silicon Labs has expanded its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio. Silicon Labs’ new EFR32xG13 SoCs offer developers greater flexibility and more capabilities for applications using a single wireless protocol or requiring more memory for multiprotocol solutions, larger customer applications or for storage of over-the-air (OTA) images.
16th June 2017

BLE ver.4.2 ICs offer enhanced security & low current consumption

BLE ver.4.2 ICs offer enhanced security & low current consumption
Toshiba has announced the launch of two ICs supporting Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) ver.4.2 communications, that match industry leading low current consumption realised by previous products while offering an enhanced security function. Like previous products, the TC3567CFSG and TC3567DFSG realise a peak current consumption of 3.3mA at 3V voltage supply in transmission mode by adopting a highly efficient DC/DC converter and original low-power circuit design.
8th June 2017


Device launched for IoT applications within the connected home

Device launched for IoT applications within the connected home
  Skyworks has announced the launch of the SKY66113-11, the newest 2.4GHz fully integrated RF Front-End Module (FEM) supporting Bluetooth Low Energy/Bluetooth Smart, 802.15.4, Thread and ZigBee applications.
7th June 2017

2.4GHz front-end module targets Zigbee applications

2.4GHz front-end module targets Zigbee applications
Availability and full design support capabilities for a 2.4GHz front-end module from Skyworks Solutions has been announced by distributor Richardson RFPD. The SKY66112-11 is a high-performance, fully-integrated RF front-end module (FEM) designed for ZigBee, Thread and Bluetooth Smart applications.
4th June 2017

ICs offer low class current consumption and enhanced security

ICs offer low class current consumption and enhanced security
Two new ICs have been launched by Toshiba Electronics Europe - TC3567CFSG and TC3567DFSG. The latest additions to the company’s line-up of high-performance devices supporting Bluetooth Low Energy ver.4.2 communications match the low current consumption delivered by its previous products while also offering enhanced security functionality. Both ICs realise a peak current consumption of just 3.3mA at 3V supply when in transmission mode, through use of a highly efficient DC/DC converter and an effective proprietary low-power circuit design.
1st June 2017

Alexa, does my bum look big in this?

Alexa, does my bum look big in this?
Amazon’s ‘Echo Look’ has just been shown to provide a virtual assistant to those frantic women that need help on their daily outfit choices first thing in a morning. The Alexa embedded device which includes a camera for hands-free photos or videos of you posing or twirling, works as a standalone selfie machine so you can see yourself in a full-length view to check every angle of your outfit.
24th May 2017

Bluetooth LE IC delivers low current consumption

Bluetooth LE IC delivers low current consumption
The TC35678 IC from Toshiba Semiconductors is now available at Mouser Electronics. Achieving industry-leading low current consumption with long operating times, the single-chip device is compliant with Bluetooth core specification 4.2. With the ability to store application code in embedded flash memory, the TC35678 can be run with or without an additional host microcontroller for small Internet of Things (IoT) and Bluetooth Smart applications.
18th May 2017

Controlling LED colour and brightness with a smartphone

Controlling LED colour and brightness with a smartphone
  Bluetooth mesh networking and beacon functionality are now allowing smart lighting startups like PURillume to simplify installation complexity, reduce energy consumption, and automate lighting controls merely by using a smartphone or a tablet.
26th April 2017

IoT Reference Platform supports Bluetooth 5 standard

IoT Reference Platform supports Bluetooth 5 standard
According to Gartner, the information technology research and advisory company, there will be nearly 21 billion devices on the IoT by 2020. Underpinning this is the emergence of reliable, low power monitoring and data acquisition technology. Abelon Systems has announced the release of its IoT Reference Platform, which supports a wide variety of communications technologies including the new Bluetooth 5 standard, and a range of sensor types. The platform has two main variants; one for tracking mobile assets and the other for data acquisition or monitoring of static assets.
21st April 2017


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