A wireless connectivity solutions provider and semiconductor manufacturer, Texas Instruments has launched 10 low energy Bluetooth technology profiles that includes, Bluetooth v4.0.
The profiles have been developed with related sample applications, in order to further the market development of sensor devices compliant with Bluetooth low energy technology.
A part of the BLE-stack kit, the low energy Bluetooth application software can be accessed by users of the low energy Bluetooth CC2540 system-on-chip (SoC). Texas Instruments’ BLE-Stack is available with the CC2540DK-MINI development kit at the company’s e-store. By mid September, an advanced development CC2540DK kit will be made available in order to provide a platform for RF performance assessment, packet-sniffing testing and software development.
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certification has been acquired by the company for heart rate, proximity, health thermometer and find-me profiles. The revised BLE-Stack includes support for certification-pending profiles which include remote control, watch, blood pressure sensor, emulated keyboard/dongle as well as alert and time notification profiles. The stack also supports peripheral and central Bluetooth low energy configurations. With central configuration settings, three simultaneous connections can be supported by the CC2540 Soc
For e.g., the end user can use the blood pressure sensor, the health thermometer and the heart rate monitor when connected to the master health device.
The product marketing manager-low power RF at Texas Instruments’ Sid Shaw stated that the BLE-stack supports both adopted and to-be adopted profiles.