Ericsson Supports Bluetooth 1.2 with Core Bluetooth Baseband Platform

6/11/2003 - Ericsson Technology Licensing announced the availability of its baseband platform fully supporting Bluetooth 1.2. The platform provides manufacturers of semiconductors with a complete baseband development environment to facilitate the design of chips intended for virtually any Bluetooth product requiring 1.2 functionality.

The Core Bluetooth Baseband platform Q-E1 from Ericsson is a fully scalable IP Core allowing semiconductors to select desired capacity and functionality for any particular Bluetooth product. The platform is based on Ericsson’s 5th generation Bluetooth Baseband. “This platform can be used to develop optimized solutions for specific applications,” says Johan Åkesson, Marketing Director at Ericsson Technology Licensing.

It includes full Bluetooth implementation, i.e. 7 slaves and both voice and data functionality. In addition, it has several Ericsson proprietary techniques and the features found in Bluetooth 1.2.

Bluetooth 1.2 ready for delivery
Q-E1 is the first commercially available Bluetooth 1.2 IP Core Baseband platform. All essential 1.2 features are implemented, tested and proven, including Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH) for improved coexistence with WLAN, Extended SCO (ESCO) and improved quality of service for enhanced sound quality, and Scatternet functionality for running multiple Bluetooth networks or piconets simultaneously. Bluetooth 1.2 also provides faster connection time than 1.1.

Additional features include Ericsson proprietary techniques to achieve highest voice quality, as well as voice compression. “With this platform, we are in the position of offering the most comprehensive and cost effective Bluetooth baseband IP Core for version 1.2, and at a very early stage. This gives our customers a fast time to market, a necessity in this market”, Åkesson explains.

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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.

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