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High-performance Bluetooth 5.0 low energy module for IIoT

High-performance Bluetooth 5.0 low energy module for IIoT
With the new PAN1780 Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a new Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller. An output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840 in combination with the LE coded PHY make the module well suited for applications that require a long range.
15th January 2020

LC3 code implemented for Bluetooth LE audio

An implementation of the Low Complexity Communications Codec (LC3) that is expected to be compliant with LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio, is available now for Cadence Tensilica HiFi DSPs and has been delivered to a lead customer.
8th January 2020

The next generation of Bluetooth audio

The next generation of Bluetooth audio
Twenty years ago, Bluetooth cut the audio cord and created the wireless audio market. Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced the upcoming release of LE Audio, the next generation of Bluetooth audio. Not only will LE Audio enhance Bluetooth audio performance, it will add support for hearing aids and enable Audio Sharing, an entirely new use case that is poised to once again transform the way we experience audio and connect with the world around us.
6th January 2020


Environmental asset tracker combines cellular IoT and Bluetooth

Environmental asset tracker combines cellular IoT and Bluetooth
Nordic Semiconductor has announced that Norwegian asset tracking specialist, Meshtech, is employing both a Nordic multi-mode LTE-M/NB-IoT nRF9160 System-in-Package (SiP) and Nordic nRF52811 Bluetooth System-on-Chip (SoC) in the world's first environmental asset tracker to combine cellular IoT and Bluetooth wireless technologies with a five year battery life (road mapped to 10 on the same tracker hardware).
2nd January 2020

Ultra-small high performance Bluetooth 5.0 module

Ultra-small high performance Bluetooth 5.0 module
u-blox has announced its latest ultra-small, high performance Bluetooth low energy 5.0 module, the BMD-380. Measuring only 7.5x9.5mm including the ceramic antenna, it features Bluetooth 5.0 specifications, with its long range protocol suitable for implementing communication in harsh radio environments. It also supports IEEE802.15.4 (Thread and Zigbee).
17th December 2019

Bluetooth RF module supports ten BLE connections

Bluetooth RF module supports ten BLE connections
The HCI (Host Controlled Interface) Bluetooth RF module PAN1326C2 from Panasonic is based on Texas Instruments’ CC2564C dual-mode Bluetooth controller that combines Bluetooth Basic Rate (BR), Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) and Low Energy (LE).
5th December 2019

Enhanced security for Bluetooth 5 Connections with microcontroller

Enhanced security for Bluetooth 5 Connections with microcontroller
Renesas has introduced the RX23W - a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) featuring Bluetooth 5.0 for IoT endpoint devices such as home appliances and healthcare equipment. By combining Bluetooth 5.0 with Renesas’ Trusted Secure IP on its popular high performance RX MCU family, Renesas offers customers an optimised single-chip solution for system control and wireless communication, while also providing a more secure way to answer the Bluetooth security risks such as eavesdropping, tampering, and viruses.
4th December 2019

Bluetooth portfolio to encompass ultra-long range to indoor location

Bluetooth portfolio to encompass ultra-long range to indoor location
u-blox has further underlined its continued commitment to Bluetooth low energy innovation by expanding the BMD product series that it recently acquired from Rigado. The company has announced the introduction of the BMD-341, the BMD-345, and the BMD-360 Bluetooth modules, offering customers a comprehensive selection of solutions for their specific application criteria.
2nd December 2019

Bluetooth devices capable of huge range of connectivity distances

Bluetooth devices capable of huge range of connectivity distances
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is raising awareness of the range of Bluetooth, which can span to over a kilometre. The most well-known Bluetooth use-cases, including personal audio and wearable devices, have design requirements that dictate a shorter effective range. 
20th November 2019

Bluetooth low energy module operational up to 105°C

Bluetooth low energy module operational up to 105°C
u-blox has announced the u-blox NINA-B4 Bluetooth low energy module series. Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s recently announced nRF52833 chip, NINA-B4 enables a number of Bluetooth features including Bluetooth long range, Bluetooth mesh, and Bluetooth direction finding.
13th November 2019


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