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2010-05-25 Baluns simplify Bluetooth-antenna connection
ST's BAL-2593D5U and BAL2690-D3U integrated baluns are designed to convert the antenna signal to a balanced pair of signals as required by the Bluetooth transceiver.
2010-05-18 Front-ends tailored for handheld Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
RF Micro Devices Inc. has launched a new front-end module (FEM) that delivers a complete integrated solution for handset/handheld Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth systems.
2010-05-11 Bluetooth-MCU platform simplifies development process
Texas Instruments Inc. has coupled its seventh-generation Bluetooth offering, the CC2560, with an embedded Bluetooth stack running on TI's ultralow-power MSP430 microcontroller.
2010-04-29 Module fuses Wi-Fi, Bluetooth in small form
From Wi2Wi comes the W2CBW009Di Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module in small footprint and over a wide range of industrial temperatures, -40��C to +85.
2010-04-27 Ready for Bluetooth low energy?
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has disclosed more information about its forthcoming Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0, with the hallmark feature of low energy technology.
2010-04-23 Bluetooth SIG to look into 60GHz
Bluetooth Special SIG is set to create a study group to help pick a transport for a future gigabit-class version including rival 60GHz flavors by WirelessHD and Wireless Gigabit Alliance.
2010-04-13 Bluetooth low energy finds market in fitness monitors
IMS Research found that many industry experts expect Bluetooth low energy to help change consumers' attitudes towards using a performance monitor and make it a part of their fitness routine.
2010-03-31 E-book readers embrace Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
IMS Research forecast that while the majority of e-book readers shipped in the next few years will continue to be 3G/GPRS-enabled, the attach rates for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are forecast to grow rapidly.
2010-03-24 Bluetooth radio eases host processor interface
Laird Technologies Inc. has released its enhanced BTM410/411 and BTM420/421 Bluetooth radio modules designed for data applications.
2010-03-03 Bluetooth enters smart grid market
The Bluetooth SIG has formed the Smart Energy Study Group to address smart energy initiatives sponsored by governments and other organizations on energy management throughout the world.
2010-02-17 Quad-radio IC fuses WLAN, GPS, FM, Bluetooth
Texas Instruments Inc. has unveiled its WiLink 7.0 single-chip solution, claimed to be the first radio IC offering to integrate WLAN 802.11n, GPS, FM transmit/receive and Bluetooth technologies.
2010-02-16 Low-power Bluetooth module handles single, dual modes
Nordic's Insight SiP ISP091201 Bluetooth low-energy SiP module includes MicroBlue nRF8001 connectivity-on-chip solution, integrating radio, baseband and software stack plus an integrated antenna.
2010-02-16 Adding UART Bluetooth solution to i.MX Windows CE 5.0/6.0
This application note describes the main characteristics that should be taken into consideration when selecting a Bluetooth solution that best fits the requirements; the common requirements that the Bluetooth solution maker must provide to integrate its solution into Freescale's platforms; and the way to integrate the Bluetooth solution in Freescale WinCE BSPs.
2010-02-12 Audio chip with Bluetooth packs noise cancellation
CSR has developed what it claims to be the first audio processor with Bluetooth connectivity readily integrated for handsets implementing noise cancellation.
2010-02-11 Bluetooth headsets aim to be 'cool'
Headset manufacturers are already attempting to revive the Bluetooth headsets market again by offering new, innovative designs, which aim to make the products much trendier to look at and wear.
2010-01-12 Broadcom, Foxlink cut Bluetooth mice price
The Foxlink mouse design uses Broadcom's new SoC solution to significantly reduce the cost of wireless mice.
2009-12-29 Test set offers Bluetooth low-energy option
The low energy measurement option adds six test cases to Anritsu's MT8852B test set to simplify creation of test programs and reduce test times.
2009-12-24 Bluetooth 4.0 packs low-energy modes
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has adopted the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0, which includes low-energy modes.
2009-12-22 802.11n, Bluetooth combo eases cellphone set-up
The device simplifies the set-up of Bluetooth products, extends Bluetooth range and improves coexistence with Wi-Fi.
2009-12-07 Building up Bluetooth's low energy potential
Despite Bluetooth's impressive success, the short-range wireless technology misses one key market that is currently dominated by proprietary technologies: ultralow-power wireless connectivity.
2009-11-23 Low-energy Bluetooth boasts low peak currents
While the Bluetooth low energy specification is still under development, Nordic is already providing a complete solution.
2009-11-16 Antennas handle Wi-Fi, Bluetooth ops simultaneously
SkyCross'single-antenna solution offers >35dB of isolation between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, enabling their coexistence in compact devices.
2009-10-30 Bluetooth headset ICs reduce wind noise
Broadcom's advanced Bluetooth headset SoC solutions deliver power savings and premium audio quality.
2009-10-30 High-rate Bluetooth opts for 60GHz
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has dropped plans to use the UWB technology it acquired from the WiMedia Alliance, and is now conducting due diligence on 60GHz technology
2009-10-30 Bluetooth headset ICs reduce wind noise
Broadcom's advanced Bluetooth headset SoC solutions deliver power savings and premium audio quality.
2009-10-23 2.5B low-energy Bluetooth ICs to ship in 2014
The Bluetooth Low Energy market will grow at 78 percent CAGR between 2009 and 2014.
2009-10-01 Bluetooth sensor targets wireless mouse
Avago's navigation sensor integrates a Bluetooth transceiver, baseband processor and VCSEL illumination in a chip.
2009-06-10 Bluetooth, Zigbee bag Health Alliance endorsement
Wireless technologies Bluetooth and Zigbee Health Care have been endorsed by the Continua Health Alliance as future health device networking standards.
2009-06-08 Bluetooth device boasts faster user interface
CSR has introduced an advanced series of ROM-based chips for the Bluetooth mono headset market.
2009-06-04 RF front-end ICs tailored for Bluetooth, Zigbee apps
RFaxis Inc. has begun sampling its first two devices, both offering a replacement for traditional RF front-end modules, combining all the functionality into a single-die, single-chip that use "breakthrough and disruptive" design methodologies.
2009-05-15 High speed Bluetooth ready for wider market
The recent announcement that the Bluetooth SIG has formally adopted Bluetooth high speed with 802.11 provides an opportunity for Bluetooth to diversify into new markets and broaden the technology's appeal.
2009-04-23 Bluetooth 3.0 rides 24Mbit/s over 802.11
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has released the Bluetooth 3.0 specification supporting data rates up to 24Mbit/s over a shared 802.11 radio.
2009-04-22 Bluetooth IC tailored for coin cell-powered apps
Nordic Semiconductor has provided a preview of ��Blue, its upcoming Bluetooth low energy solution range, designed to bring wireless connectivity to portable devices running on small but standard coin cell (watch) batteries and support battery lifetimes from months to years depending on the application.
2009-04-07 Bluetooth headset is microphone-free
SMK has developed a full-duplex system microphone-free Bluetooth headset featuring an earphone unit that functions both as an earphone when listening and as a microphone when talking.
2009-01-13 CE receives cost-effective Bluetooth solution
CSR has launched the BC5120 Bluetooth device, which combined with the BlueCore Session Manager (BCSM) software, provides the most cost effective and easy to integrate solution for digital TVs, hi-fis, DVD players handheld games consoles and other consumer products.
2009-01-13 Bluetooth enters the digital living room space
Broadcom and Sharp Electronics are delivering Bluetooth for next-gen DTV products. Sharp is now shipping its AQUOS XS1 series of DTVs with built-in Bluetooth from Broadcom featuring the BCM2046 single-chip Bluetooth receiver in both the TV and the remote control.
2009-01-08 SDK fit for high-quality Bluetooth headsets, speakers
CSR has unveiled the TrueWireless Stereo, a new software development kit for high-end Bluetooth stereo headphones and speakers.
2008-12-10 Combo chip integrates .11n, Bluetooth, FM
Broadcom Corp. has rolled out a combo chip for mobile devices, which is its first to integrate single-stream 802.11n, Bluetooth, and FM receive and transmit capabilities.
2008-11-20 Bluetooth modules aid medical apps
Laird Technologies Inc. has launched new range of Bluetooth modules designed to support the demands of medical equipment manufacturers.
2008-11-14 Bluetooth remote control rolls for in-car apps
CSR has announced the availability of the BlueCore TouchLITE, a Bluetooth remote control development kit for automotive use.
2008-11-10 Low-cost Bluetooth chip meets V2.0+EDR spec
AccelSemi has launched the AS3800 series of low-cost Bluetooth single chips that support Bluetooth SIG V2.0+EDR specification.
2008-10-30 Bluetooth modules ease integration in embedded designs
Laird Technologies Inc. has added of four new Bluetooth modules to its range of wireless products.
2008-10-13 GPS-Bluetooth radio IC upgrades next-gen handsets
SiRF Technology Holdings has launched a single-chip combination radio IC with a GPS RF front-end and a complete Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR controller designed for the company's multifunction SoC platforms.
2008-10-01 Designers give Bluetooth more brawn
Even though 10 years have passed since the formation of the Bluetooth SIG, the technology behind Bluetooth is by no means stagnant, as designers strive for better performance, lower power consumption, increased range, and decreased size and costs.
2008-09-18 ROM-based Bluetooth embraces DSP
The BlueTunes ROM says CST is the world's first ROM-based Bluetooth solution for stereo headsets with an integrated DSP.|
2008-09-16 Two firms ready Bluetooth software for audio optimization
SRS Labs and CSR have entered into a partnership through CSR's extension partner program to create PureSpeech, the new Bluetooth software that offers better audio clarity to Bluetooth mono headsets.
2008-09-16 Bluetooth: Embracing the medical challenge
Technologies such as sensors, MEMS, ADCs, MCUs and short-range wireless communication transceivers combine to create the medical device node. The medical device node can easily transfer various physiological parameters from a remote medical device to a mobile phone, a PC, or any Bluetooth-enabled host.
2008-09-09 ABI: Bluetooth to hit 95% penetration rate in MIDs
The market for Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) will grow at a CAGR of 167 percent over the next five years. ABI Research expects to see Bluetooth reach a 95 percent penetration rate in MIDs by year-end.
2008-09-08 SP3T switch fits WLAN, Bluetooth apps
Tyco Electronics M/A-COM announced the MASW-008955, a DC-3.5GHz SP3T RoHS compliant switch for applications that require high linearity, low insertion loss, and fast settling time over a wide frequency range in an ultrasmall package size.
2008-08-11 Bluetooth kit makes embedded design simple
ZBA Inc. has introduced the BT44-DEV-KIT Bluetooth evaluation kit, which includes Bluetooth dongle access to the company's BT44 evaluation board.
2008-07-14 New XAP processor is built for Zigbee, Bluetooth
Cambridge Consultants has devised a new architecture for the latest version of its core for 16bit processors, the XAP5, that includes special features for running programs held in on- or off-chip flash memory.
2008-07-10 Bluetooth v.2.1 chip gears up for automotive
CSR announced that it has enhanced its BlueCore4-ROM Plug-n-Go automotive Bluetooth silicon with Bluetooth v.2.1 functionality.
2008-07-01 Test highlights Bluetooth issues
IMT-2000 and 802.11 radios will interfere with each other unless they are located approximately 8m apart for 2.6GHz and 16m apart at 2.3GHz.
2008-06-12 65nm Bluetooth 2.1 chip touts up to 40% power savings
Broadcom's next-generation Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR single-chip solution promises significant performance upgrades and enhanced features, including lower power consumption, smaller chip size and improved radio performance.
2008-06-11 Bluetooth automotive kit tackles interoperability challenges
Mindtree Ltd. has unveiled a Bluetooth automotive software development kit addressing the dual challenges of interoperability and dynamic specifications in automotive infotainment and personal navigation devices.
2008-06-04 Wi-Fi enters PAN, challenges Bluetooth
Challenging the future of Bluetooth, a new startup and an Intel Corp. program point to a future for Wi-Fi in a broad range of peripherals, ranging from computer mice to cellular headsets and MP3 players.
2008-06-03 Stollmann adds EDR features to its Bluetooth development kit
Stollmann's BlueFace+MPA development kit for Bluetooth integration projects has been enhanced to support both simple pairing and the new Enhanced Data Rate Bluetooth extension.
2008-05-07 Incentive program levels Bluetooth field for small biz
The Bluetooth SIG has launched the Bluetooth Small Business Incentive Program designed to grow the Bluetooth technology market by creating new avenues of innovation and market entry for small businesses.
2008-04-30 CSR taps Virage Logic's IP for next-gen Bluetooth devices
CSR has picked Virage Logic's semiconductor intellectual property (IP) to enable its next-generation Bluetooth solutions.
2008-04-24 Low-cost Bluetooth solution targets PNDs, in-car systems
CSR has unveiled RoadTunes, a feature-rich, fully interoperable Bluetooth handsfree package for personal navigation devices and in-car systems.
2008-04-17 ABI: Bluetooth gadget shipments up for growth in Asia
A new study from ABI Research entitled 'Bluetooth: Opportunities in Asia' indicates that Bluetooth-enabled equipment shipments in Asia will reach 982 million units in 2013, representing a CAGR of 39 percent over 2006 shipments.
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