Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth Low Energy – Applications

Building automation

Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology is ideal for building automation applications. With smartphone interoperability and consumer convenience, Bluetooth low energy has gained tremendous traction in the home automation market. Discover more about TI's Bluetooth low energy solutions to differentiate your building automation designs.

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Smart Door Locks

With Bluetooth® low energy (BLE) technology door locks can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet. Users can receive alerts if the front door is left unlocked and even create personalized schedules to fit a busy lifestyle. Choosing Bluetooth low energy technology is easy based on the ultra-low power consumption which enables longer battery lifetime and with a standard's based protocol there is always interoperability with smartphones. Bluetooth low energy supports low power continuous connectivity and Wi-Fi can also be included for cloud connectivity.

Key benefits of TI's Bluetooth low energy for smart locks:   

  • Range   
  • RF performance   
  • 1uA sleep current with full memory retention   
  • Enhanced security with fully certified Bluetooth 4.2 software stack   
  • Small package size

Smart door locks – Commercial

Smart door locks - Residential

Beacons

As Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth low energy) advances beyond personal electronic applications, beacon deployments are increasing across many other industries. Imagine a phone application with directions to navigate a large department store or retail discounts when walking through the product aisle. There are endless use cases for beacons and Bluetooth low energy technology is ideal for these applications based on low active current consumption which provides very long battery lifetime. The Bluetooth 4.2 specification also enables richer data to be transmitted over a beacon with the Data Length Extension feature and there is increased privacy to ensure devices aren't being tracked. To learn more about using TI's Bluetooth low energy products in a beacon design check out the additional information below.

Key benefits of TI's Bluetooth low energy for beacons:   

  • Supports iBeacon and Eddystone formats   
  • Low TX/RX and standby current   
  • High degree of freedom to set advertising parameters   
  • Small package size   
  • Supports Bluetooth 4.2 Data Length Extension & enhanced privacy

Automotive

Bluetooth low energy is increasingly powering many applications within automotive such as car access, car sharing, piloted parking and cable replacement systems allowing a new level of innovation with connected devices such as smartphones and smartwatches. Using TI’s Real-Time Locationing System, developers can enable these applications by embedding multiple BLE nodes inside of automotive vehicles.

With over 5 years of automotive BLE experience, TI is dedicated to real-time locationing system innovation in the end equipments below.

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Remote keyless entry (RKE) key fob & Passive entry passive start (PEPS) key fob

SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy SoCs have a software-configurable modem that supports localization techniques based on received signal strength indicator (RSSI) and angle of arrival (AoA), ultimately enabling a vehicle to know the location of a key fob or a smart phone with respect to the vehicle.

Body control module (BCM) & Automotive gateway

The Bluetooth low energy central node for a car access sub-system is part of the body control module or the gateway module. This central node connects to the main processor reporting localization data through LIN or CAN. The data is fused at the main application processor in order to estimate the position of a key fob or mobile device.

Personal electronics

TI wireless connectivity solutions are elevating the user experience whether with streaming audio solutions that minimize sound delay, voice enabled remote controls or providing reliable data transmission to the cloud. Explore the TI wireless connectivity solutions that make these features possible.

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Remote Controls

Remote controls have become much more than simple point and press devices. As TV’s, Set Top Boxes and other personal electronics add more functionality, remote controls add more user interface capabilities. Using TI's CC26xx devices makes it easier to design by offering a one chip solution for Bluetooth low energy connectivity, voice enabled control, and MCU integration. Learn more at www.ti.com/rc   

  • Innovator of voice over Bluetooth low energy   
  • Industries lowest power solution and best in class link budget   
  • Royalty free and fully featured Bluetooth 4.2 Protocol Stack   
  • Voice transmission methods over Proprietary GATT Profile or HOGP   
  • Single chip voice solution with direct interface to microphone. No external codec is required   
  • Cortex M3 high performance application MCU
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Reference Design Voice Remote Control Reference Design CC2650 | CC2640 | CC2620
Application Note Voice over Remote Control CC2650 | CC2541 | CC2533
Users Guide CC2650RC users guide CC2650
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