Bluegiga Launches a New BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI Module


WEBWIRE – Friday, November 09, 2012

Espoo, Finland, - Bluegiga Technologies announced today the availability of its new Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module, BT111.BT111 is a low cost and ultra smallBluetoothSmart Ready HCI module that is designed for applicationswhere bothBluetoothclassic andBluetoothlow energy connectivity is needed. BT111 integrates aBluetooth4.0 dual mode radio, HCI software stack, USB interfaceand an antenna. BT111 is compatible with Windows and Linux operating systems and Microsoft and BlueZBluetoothstacks and offers OEMs a fast and risk free way to integrateBluetooth4.0 connectivity into their applications.

“The BT111 BluetoothSmart Ready HCI module is an expansion to our existing Bluetooth 4.0 product family and provides an easy-to-use Bluetooth 4.0 dual mode solution for devices that have Linux or Windows operating systems. The latest Linux BlueZ and Microsoft Bluetooth host stacks support Bluetooth 4.0 and BT111 is an ideal companion to be used with them.The new BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module offers an integratedBluetooth 4.0 solution enabling fastest time-to-market with low development and certification costs and reduced R&D risks“, says Mikko Savolainen, VP of Product Management.

BT111 Bluetooth Smart Ready HCI module has +8 dBmtransmit power, approximately -90dBm received sensitivity, and dimensions of 13.05 x 9.3 x 2.3mm with an integrated chip antenna.

“We were able to take advantage of our expertise in making wireless modules when we designed the BT111. The goal was to design a really small Bluetooth 4.0 module withoutsacrificing theradio performance. I think we did a an excellent job here, since BT111 is twenty percent smaller than our similar, existing solutions and still provides better RF performance“, says Riku Mettälä, VP of Engineering.

The new Bluegiga BT111 module will also beBluetooth, CE, FCC, IC, South-Korea, and Japan qualified and offers proven radio operation and minimal qualification costs. Bluegiga’s products have a long life time and therefore are future proof solutions for OEMs that need long lifespan from the module vendor.

BT111 Evaluation Tools
BT111 evaluation kit is available with the following ordering code: DKBT111
The evaluation kit contains the following tools: BT111 USB evaluation board and SPI cable.

Documentation and tools are available for download athttp://techforum.bluegiga.com.

Learn more about the Bluegiga BT111 module: http://www.bluegiga.com/bt111



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