Bluegiga Launches a New BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI Module

Nov 6, 2012
 
Espoo, Finland, November 7th, 2012 - Bluegiga Technologies announced today the availability of its new Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module, BT111. BT111 is a low cost and ultra small Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module that is designed for applications where both Bluetooth classic and Bluetooth low energy connectivity is needed. BT111 integrates a Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode radio, HCI software stack, USB interface and an antenna. BT111 is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems and Microsoft and BlueZ Bluetooth stacks and offers OEMs a fast and risk free way to integrate Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity into their applications.
   
“The BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module is an expansion to our existing Bluetooth 4.0 product family and provides an easy-to-use Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode solution for devices that have Linux or Windows operating systems. The latest Linux BlueZ and Microsoft Bluetooth host stacks support Bluetooth 4.0 and BT111 is an ideal companion to be used with them. The new BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module offers an integrated Bluetooth 4.0 solution enabling fastest time-to-market with low development and certification costs and reduced R&D risks“, says Mikko Savolainen, VP of Product Management.
    
BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module has +8 dBm transmit power, approximately -90dBm received sensitivity, and dimensions of 13.05 x 9.3 x 2.3mm with an integrated chip antenna.
   
“We were able to take advantage of our expertise in making wireless modules when we designed the BT111. The goal was to design a really small Bluetooth 4.0 module without sacrificing the radio performance. I think we did a an excellent job here, since BT111 is twenty percent smaller than our similar, existing solutions and still provides better RF performance“, says Riku Mettälä, VP of Engineering.
    
The new Bluegiga BT111 module will also be Bluetooth, CE, FCC, IC, South-Korea, and Japan qualified and offers proven radio operation and minimal qualification costs. Bluegiga's products have a long life time and therefore are future proof solutions for OEMs that need long lifespan from the module vendor.
   
Evaluation Tools:
BT111 evaluation kit - DKBT111BT111
The evaluation kit contains the following tools: BT111 USB evaluation board and SPI cable. 
Symmetry Electronics and SemiconductorStore.com are authorized to distribute Bluegiga Technologies products.
     
About Bluegiga
Bluegiga provides short-range wireless connectivity solutions including Bluetooth modules, Wi-Fi modules, and Bluetooth network access devices to OEMs and system integrators. Founded in 2000 with its headquarters in Espoo Finland, Bluegiga sells to customers across markets such as medical, sports and fitness, automotive, audio, and industrial. With offices in the United States and Hong Kong and through an extensive distribution network, Bluegiga serves customers in more than 70 countries. 

Written By: Michael Venezia
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