China's Telink gains GE Lighting design win

March 18, 2016 // By Peter Clarke
Networking Mesh
Fabless RF and mixed-signal chip company Telink Semiconductor Co. Ltd. (Shanghai, China) has announced that its Bluetooth mesh technology is being used in connected LED light bulbs from GE Lighting.

Telink announced its TLSR8269 Bluetooth wireless SoC for the Internet of Things earlier this year (see Intel protege pitches wireless SoC for IoT ).

For smart lighting developers, Telink provides a software development kit that delivers turnkey hardware reference designs. Telink mesh supports a synchronized control mechanism, which can guarantee a large number of lights to be on/off or controlled at exactly same time. The same hardware can also be used for Apple HomeKit support.

As well as offering 2.4GHx RF SoC for Bluetooth Smart, ZigBee, 6LoWPAN/Thread the company offers analog ICs for resistive/capacitive/electromagnetic touch control.

"In smart home control, our BLE mesh technology can support multiple terminals to control multiple smart devices simultaneously in real time," said Wenjun Sheng, CEO of Telink Semiconductor, in a statement. "Without the appropriate network traffic control technology, it is very hard to update and reflect the status of multiple smart devices on every control terminal in time and automatically; this could result in inconsistent control and might lead to devices and controllers not being synchronized."

Telink was founded in 2010 and received venture capital backing from Intel in 2015. TLSR8269 is suitable for human interface devices ranging from smart home applications to wireless toys.

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