Bluegiga enables the development of Bluetooth® 4.0 accessories for iPhone 4S
December 1st, 2011, Espoo, Finland
- Bluegiga Technologies introduces a new reference implementation of its BLE112 Bluetooth
4.0 single mode low energy platform allowing companies to quickly create Bluetooth
4.0 accessories compatible with Apple’s iPhone 4S.
The iPhone 4S is the first smart phone that supports the new Bluetooth 4.0 standard. This opens the door for designers to create a new bread of low power wireless sensing devices that can communicate with a mobile device while still providing connectivity to traditional Bluetooth headset and HID devices.
“The release of iPhone 4S is a great milestone for the entire Bluetooth
community and begins a new era of Bluetooth
accessory development. I am certain Android and Windows mobile devices will quickly follow.” remarks Mikko Savolainen
, VP Product Management
Bluegiga Technologies has developed a reference platform for OEMs to quickly develop and deploy Bluetooth
4.0 applications. The reference platform consist of our BLE112 Bluetooth
4.0 single mode development kit, Bluetooth
4.0 software development kit, and reference application for iOS5. Bluegiga also provides example applications for accessories such as proximity tags, heart rate sensors, and thermometers. This will simplify the development process for designers and reduce product time to market.
BLE112 development kit consists of Bluegiga’s BLE112 Bluetooth
4.0 single mode development board with integrated accelerometer, display, temperature, potentiometer, and battery sensor. The development kit will allow OEMs to quickly prototype Bluetooth
4.0 hardware and gives software developers a platform to rapidly develop applications.
4.0 software development kit includes tools for creating Bluetooth
4.0 profiles with simple XML schema and standalone Bluetooth
4.0 applications utilizing the processing power of the BLE112 Bluetooth
4.0 single mode module.
The final element that pulls everything together is Bluegiga’s heart rate reference application for Apple’s iOS5. This example shows developers how to connect Bluetooth
4.0 devices with iOS5 and exchange data back and forth over the Bluetooth
“Bluegiga understands the pressures of time to market and want to make Bluetooth
accessory development as easy as possible for our customers. We believe this reference implementation provides OEMs a great foundation to rapidly create a Bluetooth
4.0 accessory and generate revenue quickly for their business.” says Antti Sivula
Bluegiga’s Bluetooth 4.0 products:
BLE112 Bluetooth 4.0 development kit
BLE112 Bluetooth 4.0 single mode module
BLED112 Bluetooth 4.0 single mode USB dongle
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About Bluegiga Technologies
Bluegiga Technologies Inc. provides Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device solutions to OEMs, integrators and teleoperators. Its secure, cost-effective and easy-to-integrate devices are used by industry leaders in the areas of health and medical, automotive, audio, industrial, and consumer applications. Bluegiga was founded in 2000 with its head office in Finland and sales offices in United States and Hong Kong. Bluegiga has a presence in more than 65 countries worldwide through its distribution network.
About Bluetooth wireless technology
Bluetooth wireless technology is the global short-range wireless standard for personal connectivity from a wide range of electronic devices. The technology is now available in its fourth version of the core specification and continues to develop, building on its inherent strengths -a small-form factor radio, low power, low costs, built-in security, strength, accessibility, and ad hoc networking abilities.
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