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 breed 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.
Bluegiga’s Bluetooth 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 link.
“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, CEO
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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