TI Demos Bluetooth Low Energy Open Standard

DALLAS, TX -- At the Bluetooth low energy technology conference in Munich, Germany, Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) (NYSE: TXN) showcased the world's first coin cell demo for the new Bluetooth low energy open standard based on TI's upcoming CC2540 single-mode system-on-chip. Bluetooth low energy enables applications, such as sports and fitness equipment, medical and health, home and office, and mobile accessories, to use coin cell and energy harvesting solutions to operate for more than a year on a tiny button cell battery without recharging..

Bluetooth Low Energy from TI
TI supports both dual-mode and single-mode solutions

  • Dual-mode devices can communicate with legacy Bluetooth as well as Bluetooth low energy devices and support both protocols

  • Single-mode devices only support Bluetooth low energy and are optimized for low-power, low-cost applications

TI has demonstrated the world's first single-chip, single-mode Bluetooth low energy device featuring controller, host and application in a 6 mm x 6 mm package

CC2540 features and benefits:

  • One-chip integrated solution reduces physical size and cost

  • Flash-based device enables device firmware to be updated in the field and data can be stored on-chip, increasing flexibility for developers

  • Complete solution with low-power RF ICs, protocol stack, basic profile software and applications support

  • Ultra-low power consumption for very long battery life and use of coin cells or alkaline batteries (no need for rechargeable batteries)

  • CC2540 customer samples will be available in early 2010

About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries.

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