EFY Times  
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

 
GO
 
 

TI Supports iBeacon Technology Across TI's Bluetooth Smart, Dual-Mode And Combo-Connectivity Portfolio
 
Home >> Electronics >> Technology
 
TI Supports iBeacon Technology Across TI's Bluetooth Smart, Dual-Mode And Combo-Connectivity Portfolio  
 
   
Rate this news:  (0 Votes)
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced support for iBeacon technology across its Bluetooth® low energy portfolio including:






Bluetooth Smart with SimpleLink™ CC2541 and CC2543 wireless microcontrollers (MCUs)

Bluetooth dual mode with the SimpleLink CC2564 solution, and the BL6450Q automotive connectivity device

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo-connectivity with WiLink™ 8 and WiLink 8Q for automotive connectivity

Additionally, TI launched a new location app, with iBeacon technology, for the CC2541-based SimpleLink SensorTag development kit, as well as a new low cost, small form-factor broadcaster reference design based on the CC2543. The CC2543 is a low-cost version of CC2541 optimized for beacons and broadcast applications.

iBeacon – More than retail

iBeacon is a technology introduced with iOS 7 that uses Bluetooth low energy and geofencing to provide apps with a whole new level of micro-location awareness, such as trail markers in a park, exhibits in a museum, or product displays in stores.

"Restaurants, retailers and even sports stadiums have started using iBeacon technology, but there are many more applications that could benefit from the technology. Everything from asset trackers, retail, building automation systems, automotive and industrial applications, and a wide variety of consumer electronics," said Oyvind Birkenes, general manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI. "By providing support for iBeacon technology across our entire Bluetooth low energy portfolio as well as a new SimpleLink SensorTag location app and broadcaster reference design, we are enabling manufacturers to quickly add micro-locationing capabilities to their products."

New location App demonstrating SensorTag with iBeacon technology

A new SensorTag location app with iBeacon technology is available to download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The app allows you to upload a floor plan and "place" SensorTags to easily set up your own indoor positioning system. The app provides feedback on how near you are to the SensorTags and can launch a user-specified URL when you are in the immediate vicinity of a SensorTag. Additionally, existing SensorTags can be updated with the latest SensorTag App through an over-the-air upgrade to be compatible with iBeacon technology.

TI broadcaster reference design with iBeacon technology

TI is also introducing a coin cell-sized, low cost and low-power broadcaster reference design that enables fast volume production of devices with iBeacon technology based on the SimpleLink CC2543. Manufacturers can also get a head start with the SensorTag reference design, which is FCC-certified and is compatible with iBeacon technology.

Support for iBeacon technology on TI Bluetooth platforms

TI offers support for iBeacon technology across its Bluetooth Smart-enabled products through royalty-free software offerings.

SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541 and CC2543 wireless MCUs are supported through TI's BLE-Stack.

SimpleLink Bluetooth dual mode CC2564 and WiLink 8 combo connectivity solutions are supported by Stonestreet One's Bluetopia stack.

WiLink 8Q and BL6450Q solutions for automotive applications are supported by Cybercom blueGO together with OpenSynergy Blue SDK stack.

Pricing and availability:

The SimpleLink SensorTag is available through the TI eStore and TI authorized distributors for $25.

Upgrade your SensorTag to be compatible with iBeacon technology using the latest SensorTag App.

The new location app with iBeacon technology is available to download on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

The TI broadcaster reference design based on the SimpleLink CC2543 with iBeacon technology including Gerbers, schematics, layout, and BOM is available now.



Print Email Post Comment 
(Total Views: 317)
 
Share

 
 
Electronics News
   
BlueSnap Powers Global Checkout Page For PreSonus
Bombardier First To Deliver Honeywell's High-Speed "JetWave" Connectivity Hardware For Business Jets
Saudi Agriculture Industry Eyes Solar-Diesel Hybrids
PennWell Announces Co-Location Of The LED Show With Strategies In Light In February 2015
Experience Huntkey's Intelligent Home System At Global Sources Electronics & Components Fair
 
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
Most popular
 

Daily

Weekly

Arrow Inspires Channel Partners At Big Data Symposium
10 Best Alternatives To WordPress Blogging Platform
5 Points You Need To Remember The Most About Diodes
5 Online Tutorials For Ethical Hacking
SanDisk Continues Momentum In Pro Video Industry, Delivering Leading-Edge Capture And Storage Technologies
10 Best Open Source Software For E-Commerce Platforms
Top 10 Books On Computer Network Security
Best 10 Live CDs For Network Security On Linux Distributions
10 Reasons Why You'll Find JavaScript As The Best Language For Web Development
10 Best Free Blogging Platforms For Bloggers!
7 Best User Interfaces For Web Designing
Top 10 Video Tutorials For HTML5 Beginners
7 Best Security Tools For Your Linux System
How To Protect Your Gmail Account?
4G Enabled LG G3 Beat Launched In India
Switching To Linux From Windows? Keep These 10 Facts In Mind
 
   

Overall

Agility Systems Deals in:

Document Management System for law firms
Features
Build A Relationship Between JavaScript And CSS
To enhance JavaScript functions, you need to know when to incorporate CSS into it. Here we present you some solutions....
10 Most Useful PHP File Uploader And Downloader Scripts
Among several PHP file uploader and downloader scripts, here we will present you with the best 10....
5 Best Mediums To Check Security Threats By DNS Traffic
Here are some instances which will let you know how you can monitor traffic in real-time as well as offline, through commercial and open source securi...
10 Best Ways To Build Apps Faster With Node.js
Here are ten tips which will help you in running Node.js script in the fastest way possible....
Want A Job At Google? Avoid These Five Mistakes!
Google's senior VP Laszlo Bock has decided to help out job seekers by pointing out basic 5 mistakes, which are committed most frequently on resumes....
20 Resources To Help You For Programming Web Applications With Python!
Looking to learn Python to perfection? These resources may help you......
10 Best Bug Tracking Tools For Developers
Here are ten best applications, that allow tracking bugs and speed up the development process....
5 Reasons For Not Reviewing Codes and 5 Reasons Why Reviewing Is Important For Coders!
Before convincing your team about the importance of reviewing codes, you need to know why this review process is getting ignored most of the times. ...
10 Best Magento Practices For Web Developers
Here is a list of 10 best Magento practices for any developer, who wants to write better codes to meet client requirements....
25 Best Open Source Projects Of 2014
These open source projects have been newly released which focus on web content management, desktop publishing, IT management, security issues etc....
10 Best Open Source Software For E-Commerce Platforms
Open source is an attractive option as most of the open source shopping cart software include the best features and tools without any major licensing ...
10 Best JavaScript Frameworks For Mobile Developers
Here is a list of top 10 mobile touch JavaScript frameworks, which can help developers to learn which are best suited for them to overcome the challen...
Top 10 Video Tutorials For HTML5 Beginners
HTML 5 has been introduced with some better specifications than its predecessors, and it introduces mark-up and application programming interfaces for...
10 Best Free Blogging Platforms For Bloggers!
We here provide a list here of 10 best free blogging platforms which are packed with exciting features....
Top 10 Drupal Video Tutorials For Beginners
Drupal is quite important for developers and if you are just planning to start with Drupal, then here are some best online tutorials for you....
 
  View All
Dialogue
 
10 Questions That Google Never Asks While Hiring!
Here is a list of 10 questions that Google just banned from their interviews....
For Enjay, Open Source Technology Is A Way Of Life
An entirely open source-based company, Enjay IT Solutions, has built itself a reputation in the OSS domain....
Switching To Tizen Doesn’t Mean We Are Abandoning Android: Samsung
The company has worked to build Tizen up from scratch and has now introduced it to developers and the general public with its latest range of wearable...
Venturing Into The Cloud? Develop A Customised Cloud Strategy First!
Diksha P Gupta speaks to Rushikesh Jadhav, cloud evangelist, ESDS Software Solution Pvt Ltd, on how the cloud has changed the way compan...
HTC Is Strong And There Are No Plans Of Sale Now Or In Future, Says HTC's Senior Director-Marketing
Atithya Amaresh from EFYTimes had an exclusive chat with Sirpa H. Ikola, senior director, Marketing, South Asia, HTC about its devices and its plans w...
   
  View All
Videos
 
First Look: LG Optimus G
The phone sports a high-end display and comes powered by a powerful processor. ...
Create QR-Codes For Free
TEC-IT releases the freeware QR-Code Studio to provide a quick and convenient way of QR code creation for every application scenario....
DoT Secretary Shares Plans For Growth Of Telecom Sector
M.F. Farooqui has recently taken charge as secretary, Department of Telecom....
Hands-On: Sony Xperia Z
Xperia Z is Sony's first entrant model in the big-screen smartphone category. ...
Hands On: Videocon A30 Smartphone
Videocon, the consumer electronics company which is known for its refrigerators, washing machine and air-conditioner has unveiled its Android-based sm...
   
View All
   
 
IFA 2014
 
IFA 2014: LG Launches 34-Inches Curved Monitor
The company is yet to confirm price and availability of the device....
IFA 2014: Intel Launches First Core M Range Of Processors
This range of processors is tailor-made for 2-in-1 devices which include a tablet and a laptop....
MWC 2014: Tablet Lets People Feel Textures On Its Screen
Now feel what you see on your tablet, by way of ultrasonic waves....
MWC 2014: 4K Android Tablet Games To Kill Consoles, iPad
Tablet makers like Samsung want to beat the iPad by making 4K tabs. ...
MWC 2014: This Vodafone Backpack Helps Get Network In Disaster Situations
Two engineers of Vodafone New Zealand displayed the "mini" mobile network by Vodafone substructure in a backpack. ...
MWC 2014: Wilocity Chipset To Bring 'Lightening' Speed To Mobile Phones
Wilocity has developed a WiGig chipset for mobile phones that will bring lightning-fast wireless capability ...
MWC 2014: Samsung Introduces Octacore, Hexacore Chipsets
The Korean giant, Samsung unveiled two new octacore and hexacore chipsets at MWC 2014, in Barcelona. The company previously used Exynos 5 Octa 5410 ch...
   
View All
   
 
Events
 
19th Consumer Electronic Imaging Fair To Be Held On ...

View All
   
   
 
 

home archives contact us advertise with us
           
Magazines Portals Directories Events News Verticals Educational Institute  
Electronics for You
Open Source for You
Electronics Bazaar
electronicsforu.com
efytimes.com
opensourceforu.com
electronicsb2b.com
Electronics Annual Guide
EFY EXPO INDIA
EFY EXPO WEST
ELECTRONICS ROCKS
EFY Awards
OSIDAYS Expo
Electronics
Infotech
Linux & Open Source
Consumer Electronics
Science & Technology
BPO
EFY Techcenter

Educational Kits
Kitsnspares.com  
 
 
© Copyright 2014 EFY Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without written permission is prohibited.
Usage of the content from the web site is subject to Terms and Conditions