Bluegiga Enables the Development of Bluetooth® 4.0 Accessories for iPhone 4S

Dec 01, 2011, 06:00 ET from Bluegiga

ESPOO, Finland, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Bluegiga Technologies  introduces a new reference implementation of its  BLE112 Bluetooth 4.0  single mode platform allowing companies to quickly create Bluetooth 4.0 accessories compatible with Apple's iPhone 4S.

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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 bread 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 a beginning of a new era in Bluetooth accessory development. I am certain that 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 consists of our BLE112 Bluetooth 4.0 single mode development kit, Bluetooth 4.0 software development kit, and a 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, reducing the 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 exchanging data back and forth over the Bluetooth link.

Bluegiga Technologies Inc. provides Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device solutions. Its secure, cost-effective and easy-to-integrate devices are used by industry leaders in the areas of health and medical, automotive, audio, industrial, and consumer applications. Bluegiga has a presence in more than 65 countries worldwide through its distribution network.

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