Examining the choices available for generating and transceiving data for simple, wearable sensors to more complex applications.
Wireless solutions from Atmel, Cypress, TI, Murata & more for lighting control and automation with special consideration given to cost.
Mention Bluetooth and the first thing that a non-engineer thinks of are the wireless earphones that seem to sprout from nearly every smartphone user's ears.
This article looks at the use of Bluetooth technology in industrial automation applications to provide an alternative wireless data communications capability.
While the proprietary ANT protocol has led the way in providing a low-power communications framework for health and fitness devices, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has emerged as an attractive alternative.
There is hardly a consumer product today that does not have one or more wireless interfaces. Cell phones typically add Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® radios.
The most efficient way to design any system that is not amenable to wired connections is to use ZigBee modules.