CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio), the Bluetooth wireless technology industry
leader, announced the launch of its third generation single chip silicon,
marking a major step in the evolution of Bluetooth silicon. BlueCore3 is
the first complete implementation of the Bluetooth v1.2 standard (including
all optional features of the standard) which improves coexistence of Bluetooth
with other 2.4GHz systems.
The two products of the series demonstrate the two ends of the Bluetooth
market: for enhanced audio devices, BlueCore3-Multimedia is the world's
first Bluetooth device to offer a user- programmable DSP and enables new
breakthrough consumer applications such as Bluetooth wireless stereo headphones;
for low cost, high-volume applications, BlueCore3-ROM sets new standards
for a highly integrated product that is both reliable and robust. Its
compact size and competitive price makes it particularly suited to mobile
BlueCore3-ROM uses 18 percent less current compared to previous generations,
offering great advantages for power-conscious mobile applications. In
addition, new algorithms on BlueCore allow the page scan interval of Bluetooth
to be adapted to that of mobile phones thus significantly further increasing
the battery life of Bluetooth enabled mobile phones.
The ROM solution is now available in very small CSP (chip scale, 4x4mm
package) as well as BGA and RF Plug and Go packages, allowing greater
flexibility for OEMs' designs. The CSP provides the industry's smallest
footprint whilst Plug & Go package integrates matching circuitry such
that an antenna may be directly connected to the chip.