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Will CSR help Qualcomm capture the Internet of Everything?

October 28, 2014

CSR, the Cambridge based Bluetooth pioneer, is to be acquired by Qualcomm in a deal which values it at around $1.6billion. Subject to the usual approvals, the deal is expected to close in the middle of 2015. Qualcomm's CEO Steve Mollenkopf said the move would complement and strengthen the company's expertise in the areas of automotive infotainment, portable audio, wearable devices and the Internet of Everything.

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2014

Wearable computing meets Bluetooth Smart

July 23, 2014

ABI Research predicts that wearable computing devices such as smart watches will "explode in popularity" and grow to 485 million annual device shipments by 2018. Behind these devices exists a technology called Bluetooth Smart, designed to consume less power than traditional Bluetooth technology.

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2014

Middle East and Africa: youth are driving its innovation ecosystems

February 23, 2013

A headline that caught my eye this week was in the Huffington Post, ‘Why a War & Shrinking Economy Can’t Stop Syrian Innovation’, and having just returned from Libya, I can see the point of the article. It suggests that war, terrorism or violence doesn’t stop the enthusiasm of youngsters to make things happen, sometimes despite government.

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2014

Are We Over-Engineering Hospital Sanitizer Solutions?

December 25, 2013

The story of Ignaz Semmelweiss who discovered the importance of hand hygiene is a sad one. A pioneer of washing hands between examinations to prevent the spread of infection among patients, his practice only reached widespread accepted years after his death...

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2013

Bluetooth 4.1 Aims For Internet of Things

December 19, 2013

Updated Bluetooth specification paves the way for the wireless standard to play a big role in the Internet of Things market.

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2013

The future of home automation – ZigBee or Z-Wave?

December 14, 2013

There has been an ongoing debate between which technology is the best overall solution for Home Automation: ZigBee or Z-Wave?

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2013

Wearable tech, mobile payments and the Internet of Things: why Bluetooth 4.1 is genuinely exciting (honestly, it is).

December 13, 2013

Since its inception, Bluetooth was supposed to be the definitive standard for 'personal area networks', connecting a myriad of devices in a cloud of radio activity around your body. Realistically, though, all we ever used it for was headsets and speakerphones. With the latest revision to the spec, Bluetooth 4.1, the technology is finally coming of age. And why not? After all, it's only been around for 20 years.

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2013

Providing a truly personalised in-store experience

December 02, 2013

We're well used to personalised digital experiences, but the adoption of Bluetooth Low Energy by the major smartphone manufacturers has the potential to bring personalisation to real world experiences.

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2013

Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi to dominate mobile body network device market

September 30, 2013

Proprietary wireless protocols are quickly losing their dominance in the healthcare market to more standards-based wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.15.4.

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2013

Bluetooth Smart and Wi-Fi to Beat Out Proprietary Protocols in Mobile Body...

September 30, 2013

LONDON -- Proprietary wireless protocols are quickly losing their dominance in the healthcare market to more standards-based wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and IEEE 802.15.4. Over the next 5 years, Bluetooth Smart (formerly Bluetooth Low Energy) will lead in shipments and Wi-Fi will lead in revenues in the healthcare device IC market expected to exceed $100 million by 2018.

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2013

Why Micro-Location iBeacons May Be Apple's Biggest New Feature For iOS 7

August 29, 2013

iBeacons is an implementation of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) profile which enables very precise micro-location triggers for events in iOS 7 apps.

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2013

What is… a GATT Service?

August 21, 2013

I was writing up the new features of the recently released Android 4.3 and came across support for Bluetooth Smart and mention of GATT and a Generic Attribute Profile… But what is GATT and what are GATT Services?

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2013

Research and Markets: Markets for Smart Lighting Driver, Controller and Sensor Chips 2013-2021

August 19, 2013

DUBLIN — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Markets for Smart Lighting Driver, Controller and Sensor Chips" report to their offering.

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2013

Here’s Why Your iPhone Will Never Have NFC

August 14, 2013

For a company like Apple that manages an ecosystem of integrated hardware, software and services, planning for future products means fitting new technologies into a coherent architecture that's already been developed. That can mean technologies, like NFC, that don't fit in, get bypassed and left behind. Technologies that do, and serve the customer, are embraced. That's why Apple is moving to Bluetooth SMART instead of NFC.

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2013

Wireless Networks Drive The Connected World

August 13, 2013

The modern Internet is a miracle of engineering and one of the largest machines ever built. Its presence can be found just about anywhere someone has a cellular or satellite phone. It provides information and connectivity to billions of people around the globe, but it doesn’t end there.

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2013

Nokia Prepping NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE For 'Treasure Tag'

June 29, 2013

Big players, including Google, have tried hard to bring-out the Near Field Communication, or NFC, technology to lime-light, with little success. And now, it is Nokia coming out with a bluetooth accessory named 'Treasure Tag', which allows users to track items from a phone, based on the NFC ideology.

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2013

850 Million IEEE 802.15.4 chipsets to ship in 2016

May 14, 2013

The IEEE 802.15.4 IC market, often referred to as wireless sensor networks (WSN), will expand to over 850 million units per annum by 2016, experiencing a compound annual growth rate of over 60% from 2010 to 2016.

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2013

Five wireless connectivity standards within a 24.6x18.0x3.0mm package

November 11, 2012

The LBEL6Z2TXC wireless combination module from Murata is aimed at automotive applications and uses an AEC-Q100 compliant chipset. Providing support for wireless LAN, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) communications in as well as providing an FM radio receiver and GPS receiver, the module measures just 24.6x18.0x3.0mm. The WLAN feature is IEEE 802.11 b, g, and n compliant and also supports WiFi Direct.

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2012