The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) recently announced their decision to deprecate and withdraw older versions of Bluetooth Core specifications from v2.0 to v4.1. Firstly, there is no need to panic. Secondly, here is what you need to know.
Customers who have already certified/listed their product with the Bluetooth SIG are not affected – once […]
Our BL654 is coming soon! Based on Nordic’s nRF52840 chipset, the BL654 is our most powerful Bluetooth module yet, with Bluetooth 5, NFC, Thread (802.15.4, Zigbee), and BLE Mesh capabilities on one module. We’ve added schematics and 3D models to the software download center – simply log in to view them, here. […]
Did you miss our last webinar, “BLE Mesh – A Practical Guide to Simplify Product Development Time“? Don’t worry, the recorded presentation and PowerPoint slides are available to download on our website.
The release of BLE Mesh has led to numerous articles, blog posts, and webinars cataloging its features and capabilities […]
Introducing Laird’s upcoming Bluetooth 5 solution, the BL654 Series. This new solution builds upon the field-proven BL600 and BL652 series, reducing engineering burden and design risk, and speeding time-to-market when integrating Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Some of the key enhancements include:
Up to four times the range and twice the data […]
Laird’s BT85x and BT860 Series are now shipping! These USB and UART HCI modules and adapter leverage the Cypress CYW20704 A2 chipset to provide low power consumption with outstanding range for applications needing both Classic Bluetooth and BLE support. The BT85x and BT860 Series build on the success of the original BT8x0 line of modules, giving […]
Everyone has an opinion when it comes to technology, but one thing we can all agree on is the importance of security. No matter the industry, it is always a top concern. Since introduced in 2004, Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) has been the primary security offered by the Wi-Fi Alliance. However, since its […]
Laird has released a new firmware package for the BL652 series of Bluetooth modules enabling alpha BLE Mesh functionality, based on Nordic’s BLE Mesh SDK (v0.10.0). With just a few development kits and our engineering BLE Mesh-capable firmware, you can begin working with BLE Mesh in minutes!
The firmware package is supported by multiple, […]
BLE is a leading technology in the growing Internet of Things (IoT). The latest specification, Bluetooth 5.0, was specifically designed with the IoT in mind, providing increased range, speed, and broadcast messaging capacity in addition to enhanced security features introduced in version 4.2 of the spec. As a result, BLE devices can now offer […]
A flaw in the WPA2 security protocol has recently been discovered. The bug, known as “KRACK” for Key Reinstallation Attack, exposes a weakness in WPA2 which is one of the most popular security protocols used to encrypt most modern Wi-Fi connections.
Laird is aware of the industry wide vulnerability impacting WPA2 security and we […]
Laird is pleased to introduce a new line of Bluetooth HCI modules for rapid enablement of Bluetooth technology into OEM devices. The new BT85x and BT860 Series of USB and UART HCI modules and adapter complement Laird’s original BT8x0 series of Dual-Mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. These next-gen […]
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- What You Need to Know About Bluetooth SIG Deprecation of BT v4.1 and Older Specs
- Get a First Look at Laird’s BL654 Bluetooth 5 Module
- Webinar Recap: BLE Mesh – A Practical Guide to Simplify Product Development Time
- BL654 Bluetooth 5 Modules – Coming Soon!
- New BT8x0 Series of Bluetooth HCI Modules Now Available!
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