LS Research announces uBleu2™, a high performance Bluetooth® 2.1 +EDR and Bluetooth low energy 4.0 radio module in a small, cost effective, pre-certified footprint.
CEDARBURG, Wis., Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LS Research (LSR) today announced the uBleu2™, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR, Bluetooth low energy (BLE) 4.0, FCC / IC / CE certified module. The uBleu2 is based on the CC2564 solution from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). This certified module provides customers with multiple off board antenna options, offers a -20 to +70° C temperature range, and delivers two times more distance between the aggregator and the BLE sensor device than competitive, single mode, BLE solutions. Additionally, to quickly enable manufacturers wanting to add the uBleu2™ to their product lines, LSR is providing antenna design support, Bluetooth® stack integration and application development, and system level design to customers.
LSR's new uBleu2™ module provides customers the ability to quickly and cost effectively implement dual mode Bluetooth® Smart Ready solutions. The small form factor of 7mm x 7mm x 1.5mm is primarily targeted for applications in sport and fitness, consumer wellness, security and proximity, computer peripherals, entertainment and more. The technology used is designed and built to provide best-in-class Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy RF performance.
"TI's strategy is to reduce engineering barriers and accelerate time-to-market for customers adopting our wireless products. A major part of that is simplifying the RF design integration and certification challenges inherent to working with radio technologies," said Matt Kurtz, channel marketing manager, wireless connectivity solutions, TI. "We're excited to work with LS Research as they leverage our CC2564 to provide this best in class Bluetooth/Bluetooth low energy module solution to the market."
Full design service and support
TI's CC2564 solution is complemented by LSR's turnkey hardware design services, in-house EMC certification services and software capabilities – all aimed at providing customers with a full-service option to quickly bring wireless connectivity designs from the drawing board to production.
Tools and availability
The uBleu2™ and related development board are now released to production and available for purchase. Start development with uBleu2 using LSR's uBleu2 EM Board (450-0105), available from LSR's authorized distribution partners. For additional ordering details, please visit www.lsr.com. Suggested MSRP pricing at 10k quantities is $6.16.
About LS Research
LS Research is a global leader in enabling advanced wireless technology platforms. Having developed a long history of helping Fortune 500 companies and startups with new product development, LSR resides at the forefront of the latest wireless technologies including Wi-Fi, RFID, MICS, NFC, Bluetooth, BLE, ANT+, 802.15.4, DECT, and ZigBee. Design services include hardware and software development, antenna design, CAD and layout. Also provided are EMC certification services, and sales of both catalog and custom-developed RF modules. LS Research is the only wireless product development firm with turnkey design services, modules, and an on-site FCC accredited test facility for all your testing and certification needs, including EMC scanning, ETSI testing, and FCC and IC certification. Learn more at www.lsr.com.
Find out more about LS Research's leadership in wireless product development:
- LSR's family of Bluetooth® modules: lsr.com/wireless-products
- Wireless Wiki: wiki.lsr.com
- EMC Testing and Certification Center: lsr.com/testing
- Design Services: lsr.com/services
LSR Authorized Distribution Partners
About the Texas Instruments Design Network
LS Research is a member of the TI Design Network, a premier group of independent, well-established companies that offer products and system-level design and manufacturing services complementing TI's semiconductors to a worldwide customer base to accelerate product innovation and time-to-market. Network members provide product design, hardware and software system integration, turnkey product design, RF and processor system modules, reference platforms, software development, proof-of-concept design, feasibility studies, research, certification compliance, prototyping, manufacturing, and product life cycle management. For more information about the TI Design Network, please visit http://www.ti.com/designnetwork.
uBleu2™ is a trademark of LS Research. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.
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