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Integrated PCB antenna option added to BLE modules

Integrated PCB antenna option added to BLE modules
  u-blox has announced that its NINA-B3 series of stand-alone Bluetooth 5 low energy modules now includes the NINA-B306/316 modules with integrated PCB antenna. The trapezoidal printed antenna, technology licensed from Proant AB, enable performance transmission and reception of data in a small form factor.
11th February 2019

Prototyping kits smooth path to IoT development

Prototyping kits smooth path to IoT development
Two new PSoC 6 prototyping kits from Cypress Semiconductor are available at RS Components. The first is for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth IoT development and the second for BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) based IoT applications. Along with advanced connectivity, the two kits offer a low-cost hardware development platform that enables designs based around the ultra-low-power dual-core-architecture Cypress PSoC 6 microcontroller.
7th February 2019

Location services accuracy increased using Bluetooth 5.1

Location services accuracy increased using Bluetooth 5.1
New Bluetooth software for the Wireless Gecko portfolio, comprehensive connectivity solution for the Internet of Things (IoT), has been released by Silicon Labs. Silicon Labs’ commercial, industrial and retail customers can enhance their location-based services, using the direction finding feature added to Bluetooth in version 5.1 of the Bluetooth Core Specification.
30th January 2019


More success announced with CEVA Bluetooth 5.1 IP

More success announced with CEVA Bluetooth 5.1 IP
  CEVA has announced the general release of its RivieraWaves Bluetooth 5.1 IP. Supporting the headline new feature of Direction Finding via Angle of Arrival (AoA) and Angle of Departure (AoD) for enhanced location services, the RW-Bluetooth 5.1 IP is available in both Bluetooth Dual Mode and Bluetooth Low Energy flavours.
30th January 2019

Bluetooth enhances support for location services

Bluetooth enhances support for location services
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a new direction finding feature that holds the potential to enhance the performance of Bluetooth location services solutions. The new feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of Bluetooth proximity solutions that can understand device direction as well as Bluetooth positioning systems that can achieve down to centimetre-level location accuracy.
28th January 2019

Enabling creatively connected smart devices

Enabling creatively connected smart devices
By supporting concurrent communication over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Sub-1GHz wireless, the STMicroelectronics STEVAL-FKI001V1 dual-radio development kit gives high flexibility to envision, build and connect IoT devices, such as smart sensors, finders and trackers which can be configured, updated, remotely monitored and tracked using various network topologies, protocols and services.
21st January 2019

Mouser and Inventek ink global pact

Mouser and Inventek ink global pact
A global distribution agreement has been signed by Mouser Electronics and Inventek Systems, a supplier of full-service wireless and IoT connectivity focused on 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, combo platforms of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy, and GPS modular IoT platform solutions.
15th January 2019

Bluetooth mesh technology for smart home products

Bluetooth mesh technology for smart home products
It has been announced that Xiaomi (01810.HK) has launched new smart home products using Bluetooth mesh networking technology from Silicon Labs. The new products from Mi Ecosystem partners include smart LED light bulbs, candle bulbs, downlights and spotlights. The voice-assistant XiaoAi smart alarm clock serves as a gateway to control smart Bluetooth mesh lights through voice commands.
11th January 2019

Bluetooth mesh selected as strategic protocol for smart home solutions

Bluetooth mesh selected as strategic protocol for smart home solutions
In response to growing adoption of Bluetooth mesh networking in smart home solutions, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the formation of a new Smart Home Subgroup. The announcement follows the decision from a growing number of market leaders to adopt Bluetooth mesh networking as a strategic communications protocol for smart home solutions.
8th January 2019

Highly integrated audio SoCs with active noise cancellation

Highly integrated audio SoCs with active noise cancellation
Licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors, CEVA, has announced that Bestechnic (BES), a designer and supplier of advanced audio platform SoCs, has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP in its latest solution targeting high-end headphones and headsets. 
7th January 2019


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