With billions of connected devices, Bluetooth technology continues to be a global driver of the Internet of Things (IoT). Today there are more than six billion devices wirelessly connected to the Internet, and that number is estimated to grow to 20.8 billion “things” by 2020, according to Gartner. The rapidly expanding and evolving IoT market […]
Today Laird announced the new Sentrius™ RG1xx LoRa Gateway which offers multi-protocol connectivity to long-distance Enterprise Internet of Things (EIoT) sensors and devices to create actionable IoT intelligence. This secure, scalable, robust LoRa network solution leverages Laird’s field-proven and reliable 50 Series “Wireless Bridge” certified module and offers enterprise dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth […]
By Youssif Saeed, Firmware Engineer
While originally designed for low data-rate applications, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has evolved to provide increasingly higher speeds. Since its introduction in 2010, incremental iterations of the spec have increased the maximum data packet length and added a new modulation scheme to enhance the practical data-rates. As a result, […]
The EU published the new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) or RED 2014/53/EU on April 16, 2014 as part of an effort to implement the EU’s New Legislative Framework (NLF), which hopes to harmonize and simplify the CE marking process across many directives. RED requires device manufacturers of applicable wireless products to transition from the […]
Laird recently released two updates that provide new features for the RM1xx and smartBASIC series of modules.
New RM1xx Firmware
With the latest RM1xx firmware (RM186: v22.214.171.124 / RM191: v126.96.36.199), customers now have the option of either Central OR Peripheral variants for their modules. The new firmware is available in the software download tab […]
In light of the EU’s New Legislation Framework (NLF), new directives have been drafted and released which includes the Radio Equipment Directive (RED). RED was created in response to the increased use of the Radio Spectrum and applies to all radio telecommunications equipment – new and existing—that use the RF spectrum to function. The directives […]
By Mahendra Tailor, Laird
This blog post summarizes some of the new features and benefits that are introduced in the Bluetooth 5 specification.
Bluetooth has been around for about 20 years, of which the first few iterations served as draft versions until the first release of v1.0. Since then the release of versions […]
On January 31st Laird Connectivity Solutions hosted a live webinar and Q&A session. Titled, “Designing for Success: Leveraging Security Features of Bluetooth for Your IoT Applications”, the webinar featured commentary from wireless experts Jonathan Kaye and Jennifer Gibbs. The presenters walked through the evolution of security features in Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) […]
Laird’s Connectivity Solutions is hosting a free webinar and Q&A session on Tuesday, January 31st! The webinar, “Leveraging Security Features of Bluetooth for Your IoT Applications“, is the latest in the Designing for Success series and will feature Jonathan Kaye, Product Director and Jennifer Gibbs, Field Applications Engineer for Laird’s Connectivity Solutions […]
We’re excited to announce that LSR’s EMC Test Laboratory within Laird’s Engineering Services group successfully completed its biennial on-site ISO 17025 Audit for Accreditation. This year’s audit marks nearly 20 years that the test laboratory has been accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). This comprehensive assessment evaluates many parts of Laird’s […]
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