Wearable devices are made possible with next-gen Bluetooth low energy application software
July 23, 2012 // Paul Buckley
Texas Instruments has launched the companyís latest Bluetooth low energy application software, the BLE-Stack 1.2, based on the Bluetooth v4.0 release.
To better serve the growing Bluetooth low energy wearables market, TIs BLE-Stack 1.2 has an advanced master-slave switch feature, increased stack configurability, and further power optimization, which enable the design of low-power, single-chip-based products with Bluetooth Smart capabilities. The TI BLE-Stacks new master-slave feature enables a CC254x SoC to support both master and slave modes at different times by allowing an application to easily switch between the two modes. For example, a Bluetooth Smart sports watch (peripheral) built with a CC254x can be connected to a Bluetooth Smart Ready smartphone (central device). The same sports watch can then switch to central device mode to obtain data from other peripheral devices, such as a heart rate monitor and a blood pressure sensor.All news
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