February 20, 2004
- Ericsson Technology Licensing announced their new Core Bluetooth software stack, B-C3, today. The new stack is the first on the market supporting Bluetooth 1.2 features and profiles. The company announced cores for Bluetooth 1.2 baseband and radio last year, which means the software stack completes their offering.
The stack supports standard 1.2 features such as Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) and extended Synchronous Connection-oriented link (eSCO). Both are features that improve voice quality. The stack also supports parallel applications; using the Bluetooth connection for more than one activity at the same time.
The Ericsson Core Bluetooth Software Stack B-C3 will be qualified and generally available mid-March 2004, and is now being shipped to selected customers. It will also be available for evaluation in a Microsoft Windows® environment. Ericsson Core Bluetooth Software Stack B-C3
- Support for new HCI Transport Layer for 3-wire UART
- Support for eSCO added functions
- Support for RSSI: enables specific inquiry searches, for example within a certain range.
- Support for timing over HCI: applications can access timing and clock information from the lower layers.
The core of the stack has already been proven in various applications, such as mobile phones, cameras and access points. About Ericsson Technology Licensing
Ericsson Technology Licensing develops state-of-the-art Bluetooth design solutions optimized for mobile communication, computing and media devices. As a major driving force behind the Bluetooth initiative, we have been instrumental in the development of Bluetooth wireless technology from a simple idea into a widely acclaimed industry standard. Our complete portfolio of IP Cores for Bluetooth baseband and radio together with a complete Bluetooth software package, qualification services, training and design services provides semiconductor and original equipment manufacturers the fastest, most reliable course for implementing Bluetooth wireless technology in new products.Our customers are the volume makers and include partners such as Ailocom, Arima, HP, Infineon, Intel, National Semiconductors, Philips Semiconductors, Samsung Electronics, ST Microelectronics, VIA Technologies and Winbond. More information: www.ericsson.com/bluetooth