Royalty-free Bluetooth software stack and profile run on single-chip UltimateBlue™ 3000 radio processor
NEW ORLEANS, CTIA Wireless 2003, March 18, 2003 -- Silicon Wave, a leading supplier of integrated circuits for Wireless Personal Area Networks, today announced the availability of its UltimateBlue Embedded Software allowing designers to easily integrate Bluetooth wireless technology into a wide range of products including keyboards, mouse, mobile phones, headsets, and automotive hands-free devices. The royalty-free software stack and standard Bluetooth profiles can be run directly on Silicon Wave's single-chip UltimateBlue 3000 radio processor, significantly reducing the total cost of a complete Bluetooth system.
Silicon Wave's UltimateBlue Embedded Software is a full-featured, robust software stack that has been extensively tested for interoperability and supports a variety of profiles including headset, hands-free, HID (Human Interface Device), and others. The software is Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualified and is upgradeable to the upcoming Bluetooth Specification Version 1.2, assuring that today's product designs can easily take advantage of the newest Bluetooth features.
The 32-bit ARM7TDMI® processor core baseband integrated into Silicon Wave's UltimateBlue 3000 radio processor delivers the necessary horsepower to run the UltimateBlue Embedded Software along with profiles and other applications. This allows the UltimateBlue 3000 to be an applications-platform for a variety of embedded solutions including those that require optimization such as audio. The ARM7TDMI processor core also lets customers take advantage of the cost savings, ease of use, and faster time-to-market offered by utilizing industry-standard product development tools.
"Silicon Wave provides a one-stop-shop for customers," said Jarvis Tou, vice president of marketing and product management for Silicon Wave. "We deliver a complete solution including direct conversion single-chip radio processors, development tools, reference designs, and highly flexible software solutions that enable customers to rapidly develop products with minimum design risks at the lowest possible cost."
Samples and Availability
The Silicon Wave UltimateBlue Embedded Software, available for license as object or source code with flexible API and application code examples, and an Embedded Software Development Kit (ESDK) are available now directly from Silicon Wave. The UltimateBlue Embedded Software is part of Silicon Wave's suite of Bluetooth software solutions which includes its UltimateBlue PC Software for products based on the Windows® Operating System.
About Silicon Wave
Based in San Diego, Silicon Wave is a leading provider of low-power, highly integrated RF communication system components for the global Bluetooth™ wireless market. Silicon Wave products and services include single-chip radio processors, stand-alone radio modems, baseband processors, software solutions, and a baseband IP licensing program. Founded in 1997, the company was the first to deliver a fully qualified, single-chip radio modem for Bluetooth communications and first to achieve Bluetooth Specification Version 1.1 qualification for its products. Silicon Wave is an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The company's Web site is located at http://www.SiliconWave.com.