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Home automation software features sensor & actuator models

CSR has announced the latest version of its Bluetooth Smart solution for the smart home, CSRmesh Home Automation. The latest software release adds sensor and actuator models to build on the original protocol that was designed for lighting control. This makes it possible for developers to deliver a wider range of home automation solutions including control of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, door locks and window sensors. 
6th August 2015

Bluetooth Smart solution powers multi-payment card

Bluetooth Smart solution powers multi-payment card
Enabling simple and secure credit and debit card payments by connecting to a smartphone using Bluetooth, CSR has announced that its CSR1013 has been used by BrilliantTS to create a smart multi-payment card. The CSR1013, which measures just 0.35mm, is the thinnest Bluetooth Smart SoC available in a 2.4x2.6mm WL-CSP and also offers low power consumption.
23rd July 2015

mbed shields enable entry to IoT development

mbed shields enable entry to IoT development
CSR has released connectivity solutions for the ARM mbed OS that will enable developers to produce complete IoT solutions with increasing speed and ease. Two mbed expansion boards, also known as shields,  will be offered to the IoT developer community: one combining WiFi and Bluetooth based on the CSR6030 and CSR8311; and the other offering Bluetooth Smart connectivity based on the CSR1010.
19th February 2015

Chipset removes need for multiple remote controls

Collaborating with Universal Electronics (UEI), CSR is integrating IR setup and control functionality to remote controls based on it's µEnergy Bluetooth Smart platforms. Featuring UEI’s QuickSetIR command upload capability, the CSR1011 chipset allows manufacturers to produce remote controls that have a long battery life and are compatible with their existing AV products. The chipset, therefore, removes the need for multiple remote controls.
26th September 2014

Development kit accelerates IoT product development

Development kit accelerates IoT product development
Allowing developers to utilise the CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol, CSR has introduced the CSRmesh Development Kit. The kit features three CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart development boards, a USB programmer and access to the SDK. This includes example applications to accelerate the development of low power connected IoT products.
20th August 2014

Bluetooth solution puts smartphones at the centre of the IoT

Bluetooth solution puts smartphones at the centre of the IoT
CSR has introduced a Bluetooth Smart solution which allows an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be networked together and controlled directly from a single smartphone, tablet or PC. Optimised for smart home and IoT applications, CSR Mesh will allow consumers to control any Bluetooth Smart enabled device in the home from wherever they are, including lighting, heating, appliances and security systems.
13th August 2014

GNSS modules accelerate adoption of wearable devices

GNSS modules accelerate adoption of wearable devices
70% smaller than current solutions and delivering a 30% reduction in Time To First Fix (TTFF), CSR and OriginGPS announce a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. Integrating antennas, the modules are suited for health and fitness trackers, sports watches, medical devices, wearable action cameras and digital still cameras.
16th April 2014

CSR and ARM bring connectivity and GPS to mbed community

CSR has joined the ARM mbed platform, an industry venture designed to nurture the growth of the Internet of Things, as a component partner. The partnership provides the mbed community access to CSR Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart, WiFi and GPS connectivity solutions and makes it easy for them to be integrated into existing microcontroller projects.
18th March 2014

Platform enables multi-room networked home audio systems

Launched at CES 2014, the VibeHub platform aims to make it easier for device manufacturers to deliver multi-room networked home audio products. CSR's platform, which is now available to developers, provides synchronised multi-room audio around the home using its SyncLock technology. This technology enables devices to take content from any local or cloud-based source and create a multi-room audio experience over an existing home Wi-Fi network.
15th January 2014

Bluetooth Smart module suited for wearable devices

Bluetooth Smart module suited for wearable devices
Helping developers to create low-power wearable accessories such as smart watches and activity monitors, CSR has introduced the CSR1012 Bluetooth Smart module. With a form factor suited to these appliactions it uses standard PCB technology enabling developers to quickly and cost effectively bring a high-volume product to market.
8th January 2014

Bluetooth Smart development kit costs just $99

Bluetooth Smart development kit costs just $99
Helping developers to get Bluetooth Smart prototypes up and running fast then move quickly to production, CSR has introduced a low-cost development kit based on the company's proven µEnergy platform. Priced at $99 (USD) and available globally, the Starter Development Kit provides a complete environment for developers looking to create their first Bluetooth Smart products and quickly get them to market with minimal initial investment.
7th January 2014

Bluetooth jewellery merges fashion with function

Bluetooth jewellery merges fashion with function
Demonstrating the future of wearable technology, CSR has developed a range of connected jewellery in conjunction with boutique jeweller Cellini. Powered by CSR's latest Bluetooth Smart solution, the pendant-style connected necklaces enable users to customise the colour and brightness emitted to suit their mood or to coordinate with a particular outfit.
6th January 2014

Ahead of the game

Ahead of the game
With shipments expected to increase rapidly over the coming years, semiconductor manufacturers are now competing against each other to offer the best solution for Bluetooth v4.0, as ES Design magazine Editor, Philip Ling discovers in this article.
22nd October 2013

Let your creativity flow

With Android recently announcing native support for Bluetooth Smart, Paul Williamson, Director of Low Power Wireless at CSR, explains how the ecosystem and low-cost, easy to use tools are now in place for fast and flexible appcessory development.
18th October 2013

CSR launches SiRFstarV 5e GNSS location solution for best navigation experience

CSR today debuted the SiRFstarV 5e, a Global Navigation Satellite System engine optimised to enable highly accurate location positioning for devices including mobile phones, cameras, and health and fitness products. By supporting fully concurrent GLONASS, GPS, QZSS and SBAS from ROM, the highest accuracy and fastest time-to-first-fix are ensured.
14th June 2013

CSR announces launch of second generation Bluetooth Smart platforms

CSR today announces the launch of its second generation Bluetooth Smart platforms, designed to give greater flexibility to developers looking to create low-power wireless accessories. The CSR1010 and CSR1011, part of the CSR µEnergy range, will provide developers with end-to-end solutions for a range of devices, including HIDs such as wireless remote controls, mice and innovative ‘accessories’.
29th May 2013

CSR Location Platforms Go Live with China’s BeiDou-2 Satellite Tracking

CSR today announced that its SiRFstarV, SiRFprima and SiRFatlas location platforms are now able to acquire and track satellites and utilise location data from the recently activated BeiDou Satellite Navigation System (BDS) to help these devices achieve best-in-class location positioning and navigation performance anywhere in the world.
21st March 2013

CSR Previews Wireless Audio Platform For Sound Bar Market At CES 2013

CSR is giving attendees at the International CES 2013 conference and exhibition a private preview of its forthcoming wireless sound bar platform reference design, demonstrating a fully integrated and scalable hardware and software system that provides consumer electronics OEMs a fast, flexible and cost-effective path to producing a range of next-generation sound bar products.
8th January 2013

CSR Breaks Barrier to Affordable Home Audio Networks

Many mainstream consumers may soon own and enjoy networked home audio products thanks to two innovative system-level DLNA platforms introduced by CSR. These fully integrated solutions will enable manufacturers to quickly bring to market a range of affordable DLNA Certified products with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart connectivity. The introduction of the new Sonata networked media processor in combination with CSR’s extensive portfolio of wireless technologies makes it easy to create high quality, multi-room audio systems.
8th January 2013

CSR Highlights Wireless Networked Audio And Bluetooth Smart Technologies At CES 2013

At 2013 CES, CSR has introduced a bold array of demonstrations of turnkey hardware and software solutions that manufacturers can use to deliver exciting capabilities and differentiating features in the next generation of wireless and networked audio products and a variety of Bluetooth Smart devices. With more than 40 public and private demonstrations at the show, CSR underscores the diversity of wireless connectivity, voice and music, advanced imaging and printing, automotive infotainment and indoor location and navigation solutions it is providing to the world’s most popular consumer electronics brands.
8th January 2013

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