DecaWave Bolsters Micro-location Partnership Program with Addition of BluFlux

RF design and test firm offers expertise to wireless product developers using DecaWave's real-time location systems chipset

Nov 19, 2015, 08:13 ET from DecaWave

DUBLIN, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DecaWave (www.decawave.com), a fabless semiconductor company specializing in ultra wideband (UWB) technology for precise location and connectivity applications, has announced that it has added BluFlux to its Partnership Program. The program is designed to create an ecosystem of partners, such as BluFlux, with expertise in DecaWave's location technology, to provide technical and application knowledge to help companies design tailored and off-the-shelf solutions to reduce development costs and time to market. 

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BluFlux is a full-service RF design and test company that helps wireless product developers optimize the performance of new designs based on the DecaWave real time location systems (RTLS) chipset. BluFlux offers UWB antenna design, antenna testing, wearable device optimization, and over-the-air (OTA) testing, among other services.

"BluFlux expertise in UWB antenna design and their testing capability are unique," said Jeff Clancy, RF and Design Manager at DecaWave. "With expertise in personnel tracking, healthcare, and logistics, BluFlux facilitates bringing advanced wireless and connected devices to market."

The partners leverage DecaWave's DW1000 chip to design innovative micro-location-based products. The DW1000 operates at data rates of 110Kbps and 6.8Mbps, and can locate tagged objects both indoors and outdoors with 10-cm accuracy.

"We're seeing a lot of interest in RTLS applications, particularly for Internet of Things and M2M," said Ben Wilmhoff, president and founder of BluFlux. "DecaWave is a leader in UWB, and we're very pleased to be joining the company's Partnership Program and to have the opportunity to better support companies using DecaWave's product to build the next generation of UWB technology."

"Antenna design plays an important role to achieve state-of-the-art performance at the system level. Having BluFlux join the DecaWave Partnership Program will be very beneficial to DecaWave customers," said Mickael Viot, Marketing Manager at DecaWave.

BluFlux joins eight other companies in the Partnership Program: Agilion (Germany), Ciholas (USA), IDOLINK (S. Korea), Open RTLS (Netherlands), Red Point Positioning (USA), RTLS LLC (Russia), Sewio (Czech Republic), and WoxuWireless (China).

About DecaWave

DecaWave is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company developing a family of integrated circuit products called ScenSor, compliant to the IEEE802.15.4a standard, which can identify the specific location of any object, person or thing at a very competitive cost, very low power and with a required level of precision and reliability never achieved before (+/-10cm). In addition, the data communication capability of the chip (up to 6.8Mb/s) makes it a perfect fit for IOT applications and other low-power wireless network applications. With applications in diverse markets including factory and building automation, healthcare, ePOS and retail, robotics, warehousing, automotive and consumer, the company's flagship DW100 chip has garnered interest from more than 2,500 firms globally. DecaWave is Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with presence in France, South Korea, Taiwan, and the US. http://www.decawave.com

About BluFlux LLC

Located in Colorado, USA, BluFlux is a concept-to-launch RF design, engineering and test company that helps accelerate the release of connected products. BluFlux provides advanced antenna consulting for UWB, RF, cellular, wearable and automotive connected devices as well as expertise in indoor, real-time location systems (RTLS), low-power radar, micro-location, motion detection and through-wall imaging. BluFlux combines RF design and test expertise with an in-house, CTIA approved test lab (CATL), providing the full-scope of design and test services required for Internet of Things, M2M, wearable and mobile hardware developers. More at http://bluflux.com

Contact

For DecaWave:
(US) Lynda Starr, Vantage PR, +973.386.5949; Email
(Irl) Dave Rusk, Curzon Associates, +353 (0)87 2345605; Email

For BluFlux:
(US) Matt Bennett, BluFlux, +303.909.0530; Email

SOURCE DecaWave



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