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Bluetooth communications with sub-GHz IoT devices enabled

Bluetooth communications with sub-GHz IoT devices enabled
New software options have been released for the Wireless Gecko portfolio from Silicon Labs, enabling simultaneous sub-GHz and 2.4GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) connectivity on a single chip.
21st June 2018

Bluetooth 5 series for multi wireless connectivity

Bluetooth 5 series for multi wireless connectivity
Laird has introduced a Bluetooth 5 series that enables performance improvements with up to four times’ the range and twice the data throughput, opening up new product opportunities for industrial, medical, and IoT applications. Laird’s BL654 Series builds upon its field-proven BL600 and BL652 series, reducing engineering burden and design risk, and speeding time-to-market when integrating Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), as well as Thread (802.15.4) and NFC capabilities into an OEM design.
19th June 2018

HCI Bluetooth RF module increasing BLE data transfer rates

HCI Bluetooth RF module increasing BLE data transfer rates
It has been announced that a new Host-Controlled Interface (HCI) Bluetooth RF module will be released by Panasonic, offering increased BLE data transfer rates by factor 2.5 than previous Bluetooth low energy solutions. 
15th June 2018


SoC offers simultaneous Bluetooth 5 and Thread connectivity

SoC offers simultaneous Bluetooth 5 and Thread connectivity
The nRF52840 multi-protocol system-on-chip (SoC) from Nordic Semiconductor is in stock at Mouser Electronics. Based on Nordic’s nRF52 Series architecture and compatible with Nordic’s existing nRF52 Series, nRF51 Series, and nRF24 Series products, the ultra-low power SoC is one of the only single-chip solutions on the market to offer simultaneous Bluetooth 5 and Thread support, with Zigbee support coming soon.
15th June 2018

Low power radio for IoT applications demonstrated with Arm

Low power radio for IoT applications demonstrated with Arm
  At this year’s Bluetooth Asia event, imec will demonstrate a new ultra low power radio for IoT applications, with Arm (at booth 49). The radio combines imec’s latest transceiver frontend, operating from a nominal supply as low as 0.8V, with Arm’s qualified and silicon-proven Cordio Bluetooth low energy 5 digital baseband.
30th May 2018

Benchmark with 30cm secure localisation solution based on Bluetooth

Benchmark with 30cm secure localisation solution based on Bluetooth
Imec has announced at its Imec Technology Forum, ITF2018, taking place in Antwerp on 23rd to 24th May, that it has developed a new secure proximity technology that enables an accuracy as good as 30cm. This IoT technology, that was developed by imec researchers in Holst Centre (the Netherlands) and researchers from COSIC, an imec lab at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven), sets a new benchmark in localisation accuracy using a standard Bluetooth radio.
24th May 2018

Duo team up to deliver mesh networking solutions for IoT

Duo team up to deliver mesh networking solutions for IoT
To deliver a combined hardware and software solution that unleashes the potential of multiprotocol connectivity for mesh networks, Wirepas and Silicon Labs have joined forces. Building on their relationship and success in the smart metering market, Wirepas and Silicon Labs have collaborated to create a truly concurrent multiprotocol switching solution with one ERF32 Wireless Gecko radio, enabling many use cases for connected lighting, smart energy and asset management applications.
9th May 2018

Duo give lighting designers app-based control of beam shape

Duo give lighting designers app-based control of beam shape
  Casambi and LensVector have teamed up to give lighting designers unparalleled app-based control of beam shape, through one of the market’s most advanced and widely used wireless lighting control platforms.
2nd May 2018

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


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