Pointe Claire, Canada, April 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, announces availability of Bluetooth low energy modules, solutions and applications from Panasonic.
Bluetooth Low Energy, also known as Bluetooth LE or BLE is a wireless computer network technology aimed at novel applications in the healthcare, fitness, security, and home entertainment industries. Compared to classic Bluetooth technology, BLE requires much lower power consumption and offers a lower cost while maintaining the same communication range.
Bluetooth Low Energy is a subset of Bluetooth v4.0 with an entirely new protocol stack for rapid build-up of simple links. Unlike Bluetooth standard protocols introduced in Bluetooth versions 1.0 to 3.0, it is aimed at very low power applications that can run off a coin-cell battery for several months or even years.
Bluetooth LE uses the same 2.4 GHz ISM band radio frequencies as Classic Bluetooth. This allows dual-mode devices to share a single radio antenna. However, Bluetooth LE uses a modulation system that is much simpler.
Bluetooth LE technology offers new opportunities for designers and developers of Bluetooth applications with several key advantages, including ultra-low peak, average and idle mode power consumption; low power requirements (it can run for several months or years on standard, coin-cell batteries); small size; low cost; multi-vendor interoperability; and compatibility with a large base of mobile phones, computers and tablets.
This opens up a wide range of exciting possibilities for this technology. The main markets where BLE is perfectly suited are sports & fitness, security & proximity sensing, home entertainment, and health & wellness.
Bluetooth Low Energy has also found uses in several other fields, including alerts and time profiles, automotive applications, smart energy applications, and home automation.
To learn more about Panasonic, Bluetooth low energy modules, Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth BLE, semiconductors, or wireless & RF, watch the Bluetooth Low Energy video.
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Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)