Bluetooth: 5 Billion Served

Posted by Sam Churchill on

BlueRadios and Stonestreet One together have introduced a self-contained Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode low energy module which utilizes a Texas Instruments base band chip, antenna, radio, microcontroller, and fully-integrated Bluetopia software stack. A single mode nano ampere network module with the TI processor was also introduced.

Both low energy modules require no external supporting components and can fit into watches, health and fitness sensors, remote controls and key fob style devices. The firmware design allows the modules to be controlled by an external microcontroller using AT commands.

Bluetooth low energy, sharing the same spectrum as WiFi (2.4 GHz), is part of Bluetooth Ver. 4.0, which specifies two types of implementation: single mode and dual mode.

Single mode Bluetooth chips implement the low energy specification and consume just a fraction of the power of classic Bluetooth, allowing the short-range wireless standard to extend to coin cell battery applications. Dual mode chips combine low energy with the power of classic Bluetooth and are likely to become a de facto feature in almost all new Bluetooth enabled cellular phones and computers.

Since 2005, more than 5 billion Bluetooth enabled devices have shipped.

Posted by Sam Churchill on Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 at 7:50 am .

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