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Dual-mode Bluetooth device for POS and medical devices

Dual-mode Bluetooth device for POS and medical devices
Flexible and robust with added security features, Texas Instruments' newest, dual-mode Bluetooth device has been introduced. The CC2564C with Bluetooth 4.2 is a suitable solution for Point Of Sale (POS), medical and wearable devices. The CC2564C updated design features the advanced Bluetooth LE secure connection pairing. This foundation enables pairing using the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) public key cryptography algorithm.
20th April 2017

New possibilities opened for industrial wireless solutions

New possibilities opened for industrial wireless solutions
HMS Industrial Networks has introduced a new, upgraded version of the Anybus Wireless Bridge. The Anybus Wireless Bridge II supports up to 400m of reliable wireless communication, and can communicate via both Bluetooth and WLAN. It is suitable for replacing Ethernet cabling in hard-to-reach or hazardous locations.
3rd April 2017

Dual-mode, single-chip IC is first to support BLE 4.2

Dual-mode, single-chip IC is first to support BLE 4.2
Toshiba has enhanced its dual-mode Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy IC technology to offer Bluetooth LE4.2 (BLE 4.2) functionality. The dual-mode TC35661-551 simplifies the secure system design of a variety of Bluetooth-enabled products ranging from smartphone accessories and toys to healthcare equipment, industrial as well as automotive sensors and switch solutions.
31st March 2017


Beware of Bluetooth burglars raiding your nest!

Beware of Bluetooth burglars raiding your nest!
A recent discovery has found that NEST CCTV cameras can be wirelessly hacked to crash and stop recording footage via Bluetooth, making them and the houses they protect perfect targets for criminals.
24th March 2017

Wearable device antennas developed using NI AWR software

Wearable device antennas developed using NI AWR software
A portable fitness device developer, Striiv has used NI AWR software to design a new integrated, high-performance antenna. The new high-performance antenna provides better battery life and Bluetooth wireless performance for its next-generation Fusion 2 and Fusion Bio 2 wearable tracker devices.
22nd March 2017

Compact digital receiver suitable for Bluetooth 5 and beyond

Compact digital receiver suitable for Bluetooth 5 and beyond
A novel phase-tracking receiver bringing further power and cost reduction for the next generations of Bluetooth and IEEE802.15.4 radio chips has been developed by imec and Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO). It supports supply voltages as low as 0.85V and consumes less than 1.6mW peak. A low power antenna impedance detection technique enhances radio performance, especially for wearables or implantable applications. The ongoing evolution towards an intuitive IoT has created unprecedented opportunities in various application domains.
14th March 2017

Connectivity solution enables a multiplayer user experience

Connectivity solution enables a multiplayer user experience
A dual-band 802.11ac combo solution is now in production by Cypress Semiconductor which delivers high-speed WiFi and Bluetooth connections using advanced Bluetooth and WiFi coexistence algorithms. The solution is used in the new Nintendo Switch gaming system to support online gaming and communication to the Joy-Con controllers. The Nintendo Switch system, with its multiple configurations and portable controllers, needed a careful and innovative design to deliver the smooth user experience gamers expect.
13th March 2017

Development boards deliver aid to IoT designers

Development boards deliver aid to IoT designers
A range of development boards and accessories from Pycom to support engineers designing for IoT (Internet of Things) applications are available at RS Components. Based on a MicroPython enabled microcontroller, the boards offer a platform for connected things with multiple communication standards.
9th March 2017

Bluetooth 5 qualified SoC enables intelligent voice control

Bluetooth 5 qualified SoC enables intelligent voice control
As the introduction of Bluetooth 5.0 means the connected devices market is entering a new era of connectivity, Dialog Semiconductor has announced the next generation in its SmartBond family – DA14586. The System-on-Chip (SoC) is the company’s first standalone device that is qualified to support the latest Bluetooth 5.0 specification, delivering what the company claims to be the lowest power consumption and unrivalled functionality for advanced use cases.
7th March 2017

I spy the world's smallest Bluetooth chip

I spy the world's smallest Bluetooth chip
Three world records have been set in the 'Swiss Silicon Valley'. Swatch Group has introduced a new Bluetooth chip with what it claims to be exceptional features unrivaled by any existing product. The new integrated circuit, designed 100% by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R&D and the Swiss Centre for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), has already set the following records.
7th March 2017


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Industry of Things World 2017
18th September 2017
Germany Berlin Congress Center
Cyber Security - Oil, Gas, Power 2017
29th November 2017
United Kingdom London