Complete Easy to Implement Bluetooth Development with XEMICS and IAR Systems

11/13/2002 - A complete Bluetooth starter kit is now shipping from XEMICS, with an easily programmable demo headset profile example from IAR Systems. XEMICS' XE1401 IC features fully integrated Bluetooth IP up to the Host Controller Interface (HCI). IAR is providing the upper protocol layer Bluetooth software. This starter kit enables customers to develop complete Bluetooth applications, supported by both XEMICS and IAR Systems, with significantly shorter time to market. In addition IAR Systems is able to offer complete development support up to and including the Bluetooth test and qualification.

A complete Bluetooth headset from the microphone to the speaker, using the XE1401 in combination with the XEMICS' ultra low power CODEC, XE3005 actually consumes less than 14mA@1.8V when using a HV3 data package. The XE1401 consumes around 2mA@1.8V during full operation. This is the world's lowest power Bluetooth baseband solution and allows our customers to achieve talk times far beyond 10h, even when using lowest cost disposable batteries. This Bluetooth headset application example based on XEMICS ultra-low-power EasyBlueTM baseband controller XE1401 and using IAR Systems upper Bluetooth protocol stack was successfully demonstrated at the Bluetooth Congress in Amsterdam, 11th-14th June.

The XEMICS' XE1401 Single chip Bluetooth baseband add-on solution, requires no external components including eliminating the need for extra memory. It is a fully integrated lower layer Bluetooth protocol, compliant to revision 1.1.

The flexible nature of the XE1401 means that it supports various Bluetooth radio chips, e.g. Sykworks CX72303 (supports Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 radio modules). In addition the XE1401 is able to support 13 MHz or 16 MHz clock sources. It uses a high speed UART to interface to any host processor.

By focusing on the embedded systems industry, IAR Systems has reached the position of leading supplier of software development tools for embedded microcontrollers. Since the company was founded in 1983, IAR has worked in close cooperation with the world's major chip manufacturers to develop a wide range of programming tools supporting a large number of chip architectures. The tools today consist of highly efficient C and EC++ compilers in the IAR Embedded WorkbenchTM development environment, the device driver wizard IAR MakeAppTM for graphical configuration and initialization of the chip and creation of complete device drivers and the IAR visualSTATE® graphic programming tool with a patented technology to generate validated and small production-ready code. IAR Systems also provides a total solution for Bluetooth protocol stacks and applications, from development of Bluetooth devices to qualification, using IAR PreQual. IAR Design Services injects engineering expertise and experience into embedded system projects. It contributes to IAR's mission to reduce the development time for embedded systems and accelerate time-to-market. IAR Systems has offices in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, Denmark, and Sweden.

EasyBlue and Wireless-ConnectICs are trademarks owned by XEMICS. IAR Embedded Workbench, IAR C-SPY, IAR MakeApp, IAR visualSTATE and IAR PreQual are trademarks owned by IAR Systems. The BLUETOOTH trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to IAR Systems AB and XEMICS.

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