CSR provides Bluetooth connectivity for Motorola iDEN handsets
July 17, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsFollowing the successful trail of the first iDEN handset -the i605, the Motorola i870, i615, and i580 are the latest Motorola iDEN handsets to feature Bluetooth connectivity by CSR.
Motorola’s iDEN network is designed for mobile business applications it offers advanced wireless technologies such as two-way digital radio, Bluetooth, Push-To-Talk (walkie-talkie), MotoTalk (off network walkie-talkie), digital wireless telephony, alphanumerical messaging, and data/fax capabilities. The iDEN handsets feature speakerphone, voice command, mobile Internet and e-mail, wireless modems and voice activation, providing full connectivity on the move as well as a full autonomous + assisted GPS receiver.
Mickey Nasiri, General Manager, CSR India commented, “Bluetooth connectivity is critical for all new mobile handsets. However, designers constantly face size, coexistence, and time to market issues. BlueCore offers a complete silicon and software solution designed for the smallest of products with the most advanced functionality, thus enabling companies to concentrate on other areas of handset design and differentiation.”
CSR's BlueCore3-ROM is a fully compliant, single-chip Bluetooth V1.2 platform,it allows wireless connection to other Bluetooth devices such as headsets, PDAs, and other mobile handsets. BlueCore3-ROM was the first IC in the industry that featured advanced Bluetooth V1.2 co-existence techniques such as adaptive frequency hopping (AFH), to ensure there is no interference with the other RF technologies in the end product. In addition, CSR’s technology minimizes the external components required; ensuring production costs and real-estate on the circuit board are minimized.
CSR plc is the leading global provider of Bluetooth technology and has developed expertise in other single-chip wireless communication standards such as Wi-Fi (IEEE802.11). CSR offers developed hardware/software solutions for Bluetooth based around BlueCore, a fully integrated 2.4 GHz radio, baseband and microcontroller.
CSR has now launched its fifth generation BlueCore suite and is in volume manufacture of its fourth generation BlueCore devices. BlueCore4 supports the Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) standard, which was ratified at the end of 2004. BlueCore4 remains the only EDR silicon to be shipping in volume today. In November 2004 CSR launched UniFi, the first single chip 802.11a/b/g embedded solution specifically targeting the mobile phone and consumer electronics markets.
BlueCore features in over 50% of all Bluetooth devices shipped and over 60% of all qualified Bluetooth enabled products and modules listed on the Bluetooth website with industry leaders including Nokia, Dell, Panasonic, Sharp, Motorola, IBM, Apple, NEC, Toshiba, RIM and Sony using BlueCore devices in their Bluetooth endowed offerings.
In March 2005, CSR acquired Clarity Technologies Inc., for it