Home automation software features sensor & actuator models
CSR has announced the latest version of its Bluetooth Smart solution for the smart home, CSRmesh Home Automation. The latest software release adds sensor and actuator models to build on the original protocol that was designed for lighting control. This makes it possible for developers to deliver a wider range of home automation solutions including control of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, door locks and window sensors.
SoCs enable MFPs to print documents from mobile devices
A series of integrated SoCs that enable a new generation of workgroup MultiFunction Printers to seamlessly print documents from mobile devices, the cloud and traditional PCs and servers with high speed and excellent quality has been released by CSR.
Technology enables the 'world’s first' smart LED lightbulbs
CSR has announced that its CSRmesh technology has been used by SK Telecom to enable the world’s first range of smart LED lightbulbs which also function as Bluetooth Smart beacons networked together using CSRmesh. The intelligent CSRmesh lighting system will allow an almost unlimited number of smart lightbulbs to be simply controlled and networked together in-store while also enabling location-based special offers and targeted information to...
Bluetooth Smart solution powers multi-payment card
Enabling simple and secure credit and debit card payments by connecting to a smartphone using Bluetooth, CSR has announced that its CSR1013 has been used by BrilliantTS to create a smart multi-payment card. The CSR1013, which measures just 0.35mm, is the thinnest Bluetooth Smart SoC available in a 2.4x2.6mm WL-CSP and also offers low power consumption.
Designs enable the rapid development of wireless soundbars
Three wireless soundbar platform example designs which offer manufacturers complete solutions designed to rapidly bring entry-level, mid-range and high-end soundbars to market have been introduced by CSR.
Replace wires with software
CSR has announced that it has worked with Avi-on Labs to provide Bluetooth Smart mesh connectivity in a new GE branded line of smart lighting from Jasco Products. These lighting and home control products use CSR’s Bluetooth Smart solution, CSRmesh, to allow an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be simply networked together and controlled directly from a smart switch or dimmer, a smartphone or a tablet.
Display audio solution meets complex infotainment needs
A pre-packaged display audio solution designed to meet the challenging complexity and interoperability requirements of the industry has been introduced by CSR. By integrating infotainment, connectivity and location features in a single turnkey SoC solution for the in-vehicle environment, the CSRatlas7 enables the cost-effective extension of features usually associated with high-end vehicles, to entry and mid-level cars.
mbed shields enable entry to IoT development
CSR has released connectivity solutions for the ARM mbed OS that will enable developers to produce complete IoT solutions with increasing speed and ease. Two mbed expansion boards, also known as shields, will be offered to the IoT developer community: one combining WiFi and Bluetooth based on the CSR6030 and CSR8311; and the other offering Bluetooth Smart connectivity based on the CSR1010.
Chipset removes need for multiple remote controls
Collaborating with Universal Electronics (UEI), CSR is integrating IR setup and control functionality to remote controls based on it's µEnergy Bluetooth Smart platforms. Featuring UEI’s QuickSetIR command upload capability, the CSR1011 chipset allows manufacturers to produce remote controls that have a long battery life and are compatible with their existing AV products. The chipset, therefore, removes the nee...
Development kit accelerates IoT product development
Allowing developers to utilise the CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol, CSR has introduced the CSRmesh Development Kit. The kit features three CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart development boards, a USB programmer and access to the SDK. This includes example applications to accelerate the development of low power connected IoT products.
Bluetooth solution puts smartphones at the centre of the IoT
CSR has introduced a Bluetooth Smart solution which allows an almost unlimited number of Bluetooth Smart enabled devices to be networked together and controlled directly from a single smartphone, tablet or PC. Optimised for smart home and IoT applications, CSR Mesh will allow consumers to control any Bluetooth Smart enabled device in the home from wherever they are, including lighting, heating, appliances and security systems.
GNSS modules accelerate adoption of wearable devices
70% smaller than current solutions and delivering a 30% reduction in Time To First Fix (TTFF), CSR and OriginGPS announce a series of high-performance GNSS modules using CSR’s SiRFstarIV and SiRFstarV product lines. Integrating antennas, the modules are suited for health and fitness trackers, sports watches, medical devices, wearable action cameras and digital still cameras.
CSR and ARM bring connectivity and GPS to mbed community
CSR has joined the ARM mbed platform, an industry venture designed to nurture the growth of the Internet of Things, as a component partner. The partnership provides the mbed community access to CSR Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart, WiFi and GPS connectivity solutions and makes it easy for them to be integrated into existing microcontroller projects.
Platform enables multi-room networked home audio systems
Launched at CES 2014, the VibeHub platform aims to make it easier for device manufacturers to deliver multi-room networked home audio products. CSR's platform, which is now available to developers, provides synchronised multi-room audio around the home using its SyncLock technology. This technology enables devices to take content from any local or cloud-based source and create a multi-room audio experience over an existing home Wi-Fi network.
Bluetooth Smart module suited for wearable devices
Helping developers to create low-power wearable accessories such as smart watches and activity monitors, CSR has introduced the CSR1012 Bluetooth Smart module. With a form factor suited to these appliactions it uses standard PCB technology enabling developers to quickly and cost effectively bring a high-volume product to market.
Bluetooth Smart development kit costs just $99
Helping developers to get Bluetooth Smart prototypes up and running fast then move quickly to production, CSR has introduced a low-cost development kit based on the company's proven µEnergy platform. Priced at $99 (USD) and available globally, the Starter Development Kit provides a complete environment for developers looking to create their first Bluetooth Smart products and quickly get them to market with minimal initial investment.
Bluetooth jewellery merges fashion with function
Demonstrating the future of wearable technology, CSR has developed a range of connected jewellery in conjunction with boutique jeweller Cellini. Powered by CSR's latest Bluetooth Smart solution, the pendant-style connected necklaces enable users to customise the colour and brightness emitted to suit their mood or to coordinate with a particular outfit.
'Out of the box' solution for in-car wireless connectivity
CSR and Mentor Graphics have partnered to deliver an ‘out of the box’ solution for OEMs looking to deliver in-car wireless connectivity. Upcoming releases of Mentor Graphics’ GENIVI Linux compliant Automotive Technology Platform will come pre-integrated with CSR Synergy software. This combination will provide a complete software solution for a range of wireless connectivity technologies including Bluetooth, Bluetooth Smart and W...
Ahead of the game
With shipments expected to increase rapidly over the coming years, semiconductor manufacturers are now competing against each other to offer the best solution for Bluetooth v4.0, as ES Design magazine Editor, Philip Ling discovers in this article.
Let your creativity flow
With Android recently announcing native support for Bluetooth Smart, Paul Williamson, Director of Low Power Wireless at CSR, explains how the ecosystem and low-cost, easy to use tools are now in place for fast and flexible appcessory development.