The BLE-Stack 1.2 is designed to further drive Bluetooth Smart and Smart Ready devices such as wearables - a market experiencing large growth as manufacturers take advantage of the increased numbers of Bluetooth v4.0-enabled smartphones and tablets. Additionally, the latest BLE-Stack includes support for fourteen profiles with associated sample applications for fast development of Bluetooth low energy-compliant sensor devices. BLE-Stack 1.2 is available royalty-free to all using the company's CC254x Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC) solutions.
To better serve the growing Bluetooth low energy wearables market, BLE-Stack 1.2 has an advanced master-slave switch feature, increased stack configurability, and further power optimization, which enable the design of low-power, single-chip-based products with Bluetooth Smart capabilities. The BLE-Stack’s new master-slave feature enables a CC254x SoC to support both master and slave modes at different times by allowing an application to easily switch between the two modes. For example, a Bluetooth Smart sports watch (peripheral) built with a CC254x can be connected to a Bluetooth Smart Ready smartphone (central device). The same sports watch can then switch to central device mode to obtain data from other peripheral devices, such as a heart rate monitor and a blood pressure sensor.
TI’s Bluetooth low energy devices for sensor applications are true one-chip integrated solutions. Combined with the comapny's protocol stack, profile software and sample applications, the CC254x SoC family forms a flexible and cost-effective single-mode Bluetooth low energy solution. To simplify design and speed time to market of Bluetooth low energy applications, an extensive selection of development tools, technical documentation, reference designs and application expertise is aavailable.
BLE-Stack 1.2 Bluetooth low energy application software offers the benefit of royalty-free software available to all using the CC254x Bluetooth low energy SoC and supports fourteen profiles with associated sample applications.
The software supports Bluetooth low energy central and peripheral configurations, with up to three simultaneous connections. When set to the central configuration, a CC254x SoC can support up