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Articles Tagged with ''bluetooth''

The Internet of Things will keep demand for standalone bluetooth ICs strong

July 25, 2014

 According to ABI Research, the share of standalone Bluetooth ICs will be about 40 percent by the end of 2014, down from 42 percent  in 2013, and by the end of 2019 that share will remain at 40 percent. 

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Nordic announces major new release of its Bluetooth low energy protocol stack for nRF51 Series

April 8, 2014

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces S110 SoftDevice v7.0, the next major release of its Bluetooth® low energy stack, for the nRF51822 Bluetooth low energy and 2.4GHz proprietary System-on-Chip (SoC) and the nRF51422 ANT™ and ANT/Bluetooth low energy multiprotocol SoCs.

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More than 50% of remote controls shipped in 2018 will be RF enabled

September 25, 2013

In 2013 10 percent of the remote controls shipped with major home consumer equipment will be RF-enabled.  Over the next five years there will be a major surge in RF technology adoption for remote controls as vendors look to differentiate their products, and/or drive growth in smart home services.  While at the same time RF solutions continue to fall in price, implementations become more simplified and lower powers are achieved.

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Laird announces new Class 1 Bluetooth series

September 17, 2013

Laird, a global technology company, announced the release of the high performance Class 1 Bluetooth 700 Series modules, which includes both the BT730 and BT740 variant modules. Mass production quantities of modules and the associated development kits are available now from all Laird global distributors.  

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New voice-enabled remote control solutions for ZigBee RF4CE and Bluetooth Smart from TI

September 12, 2013

Texas Instruments (TI) announced new voice-enabled ZigBee® RF4CE™ and Bluetooth® Smart remote control development kits that will bring advanced voice features to more remotes and more consumers. Working with Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of voice and language solutions, TI’s new remote control solutions deliver high-quality voice recognition powered by Nuance’s Dragon TV in a limited bandwidth stream without quality loss or impact on the results.

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Half of the Bluetooth enabled devices shipped in 2013 will be smart/smart ready

September 11, 2013

The growth of Bluetooth v4.0 (Smart and Smart Ready) devices has been phenomenal, from zero shipments in 2010 to over 1 billion shipments in 2013. This speaks to the desire for ultra-low power wireless technology across the industry.

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Abracon launches new Bluetooth devices

August 28, 2013

A globally preferred, leading supplier of frequency control and magnetic components, Abracon Corp. extends its Bluetooth product portfolio with the feature-rich ABBTM-NVC series of Bluetooth modules.

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ZigBee's 2012 market share lead in home automation to be surpassed by Bluetooth

August 12, 2013

By 2018, ABI Research expects annual home automation device shipments to exceed 351 million, growing at a CAGR of 78 percent. ZigBee dominated IEEE 802.15.4 and claimed the top share of node shipments at 4.5 million, narrowly beating out proprietary protocol offerings.

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Ruark Audio selects Nordic Semiconductor RF technology for the remote control in its R7 music center

August 7, 2013

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces that a leading British audio product manufacturer, Ruark Audio, has specified a pair of Nordic nRF24LE1 2.4GHz System-on-Chip (SoC) transceivers for the RF remote control in its forthcoming retro-styled R7 music center, due for launch this fall.

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Bluetooth will be an essential tool for building the Internet of Everything

August 6, 2013

ABI Research estimates that the installed base of Bluetooth-enabled devices alone reached 3.5 billion in 2012 and is forecast to grow to almost 10 billion by 2018—this doesn’t take into account many other technologies such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and cellular.

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