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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A new video demonstration for Laird’s Sterling-LWB 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module is now available. The five-part demo features the Sterling-LWB module and walks viewers through the process of integrating it’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality with a Freescale i.MX 6UltraLite evaluation kit running Linux. In the video we establish a baseline by building and […]
Choosing a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) module for a product design can be overwhelming, especially given the demand and sheer volume of design projects involving BLE for applications like IoT deployments and other wirelessly enabled products. The pace is fast and the competition is fierce, so decisions need to be made quickly. However, picking […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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