Laird Announces BTM46x Bluetooth Modules for iOS Devices
Published on July 30, 2013
BTM46x Bluetooth Module
Laird Technologies announced today the release of the BTM46x Series Bluetooth modules for iOS devices. The BTM46x series enables Apple licensees to leverage Bluetooth Data Connectivity. Mass production quantities of modules and the associated development kits are available now from Laird directly.
Based on the market-leading Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) BC04 chipset, the innovative firmware on the BTM46x Series allows OEMs to seamlessly support Bluetooth data connectivity for all PCs, smartphones, and tablets including Apple iOS devices. Key application areas for the BTM46x series include medical devices, ePOS terminals, barcode scanners, industrial cable replacement, and smartphone app-cessories, and tablet app-cessories.
The BTM46x modules abstract the OEM from the intricacies of Apple iAP protocol and handles all iAP commands, authentication, and communication with the Apple authentication co-processor. The module enables Apple licensees to leverage Bluetooth data connectivity, via the iAP protocol into their MFI accessories, enabling rapid time to market for their products.
BTM46x modules are fully qualified as a Bluetooth End Products, enabling designers to integrate the modules in devices without the need for further Bluetooth Qualification.