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Dual-mode Bluetooth module features strong security for the IIoT

Dual-mode Bluetooth module features strong security for the IIoT
Thanks to its built-in secure boot and wide temperature ranges, the new NINA-B2 dual-mode Bluetooth 4.2 stand-alone module from u-blox enables IIoT applications. Pre-flashed with u-blox connectivity software which supports many common use cases such as Beacon, GATT client, GATT server, and serial port, NINA-B2 is configured easily using AT commands over UART, without requiring deep knowledge of the Bluetooth protocol. 
18th April 2018

Bluetooth module offers reliable low-energy data transmission

Bluetooth module offers reliable low-energy data transmission
Availability and full design support capabilities for a Bluetooth module from Sierra Wireless have been announced by distributor Richardson RFPD. The BC118 certified Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.1 module with integrated antenna is ideal for quickly and cost effectively adding simple, reliable low-energy data communication.
4th April 2018

Bluetooth 5 module is tailored to applications for the IIoT

Bluetooth 5 module is tailored to applications for the IIoT
u-blox has announced the ANNA-B1 Bluetooth 5 module for industrial applications. Its ultra-compact module design and industrial operating temperature range make it suitable for applications in designs requiring high speed Bluetooth connectivity. ANNA‑B1 comes certified for markets off the shelf. Essentially, the new ANNA-B1 is a miniaturised variant of the meanwhile well-established u‑blox NINA‑B1 Bluetooth low energy module, packed as a SiP design into a tiny 6.5 by 6.5mm footprint, just 1.2mm thin.
13th March 2018


Fixture-integrated sensor with Bluetooth mesh connectivity

Fixture-integrated sensor with Bluetooth mesh connectivity
Murata has announced a partnership with Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based lighting control technologies for commercial applications. Murata has selected Silvair’s Bluetooth mesh stack and commissioning platform for its fixture-integrated sensor which is one of the first commercially available products with Bluetooth mesh connectivity for professional lighting.
12th March 2018

Bluetooth 5 dual mode IP for smartphones and IoT devices

Bluetooth 5 dual mode IP for smartphones and IoT devices
With delivery of its RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5 dual mode IP to multiple licensees, including ASR Microelectronics, CEVA claims it has reinforced its leadership in the Bluetooth IP market. Bluetooth 5 dual mode is the latest version of the ubiquitous Bluetooth standard. It concurrently couples all the latest Bluetooth 5 low energy features such as LE 2Mbps, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension, together with the classic Bluetooth BR/EDR operation.
9th March 2018

BLE module suits advanced IoT designs

BLE module suits advanced IoT designs
The PAN1760A Series RF module from Panasonic are in stock at Mouser Electronics. The low-power Bluetooth low energy module offers years of operation using only a CR2032 battery for simple and reliable Internet of Things (IoT) designs. The module is a fully autonomous device based on a Toshiba TC35678 system-on-chip (SoC) with an Arm Cortex-M0 core and embedded Toshiba Bluetooth 4.2 low energy stack.  
7th March 2018

Bluetooth evaluation board target IoT applications

Bluetooth evaluation board target IoT applications
The EZ-BT WICED dual-mode module evaluation board and the EZ-BLE WICED module evaluation board from Cypress Semiconductor is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics. Designed to evaluate Cypress’ Bluetooth Wireless Internet Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) modules, the evaluation boards allow engineers to develop fully certified, fully programmable Bluetooth Smart and Bluetooth Smart Ready devices.
4th March 2018

SimpleLink LaunchPad enables BLE concurrency

This video steps through the dual-mode manager example using the SimpleLink CC1352R LaunchPad which shows off Sub-1GHz + Bluetooth low energy concurrency.
2nd March 2018

Unleashing the power of Bluetooth technology

Unleashing the power of Bluetooth technology
The community for engineers, element14.com, has launched a new Design Challenge called 'Bluetooth Unleashed'. This latest challenge encourages designers and engineers to showcase the power of Bluetooth technology by building a prototype using one of ten top selling Bluetooth development boards and underscores the commitment of Farnell element14, the Development Distributor, to drive innovation and be a champion for makers and engineers.
28th February 2018

Automotive innovation brings connected car technologies

Automotive innovation brings connected car technologies
Celebrating 15 years of supplying technology solutions for the automotive industry is Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Technologies is now the number one semiconductor supplier in telematics and Bluetooth car connectivity, and all major global automakers currently use its broad portfolio of automotive solutions across telematics, infotainment and connectivity.
26th February 2018


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The Future of Industrial IoT
26th April 2018
Germany Munich
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21st June 2018
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