Press Release 2001
November 23, 2001 - CSR releases a
new version of BlueLab, the development kit for embedded Bluetooth
BlueLab now includes a software
development kit and Casira hardware for only $999 Richardson, TX -
November 19, 2001 - CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) today announced the
availability of its next generation BlueLab software development kit.
BlueLab is a powerful development environment enabling the development
of simple Bluetooth applications, such as headsets, which utilize the
on-chip RISC micro-controller of its single-chip Bluetooth solution,
BlueCore(tm)1. CSR's Casira(tm) development kit hardware, is
bundled with BlueLab, providing a complete solution for rapidly
integrating Bluetooth functionality into embedded applications. One
Casira end point is included in the $999 purchase price.
Based on the GNU C compiler, BlueLab
enables software developers to write a user program for a specific
application on top of a pre-qualified Bluetooth software stack to run
on BlueCore. Because the BlueCore stack is pre-qualified, developers
using BlueLab must only write and seek qualification for their own
user program. This is designed to allow development, testing and
approval times to be shorter and enable a quicker time to market.
BlueLab also includes a powerful Windows-driven source-level debugger
offering familiar monitoring and debugging features.
CSR's BlueCore1 is the only production
ready single-chip Bluetooth solution and it includes the industry's
first integrated CMOS based radio, baseband and microcontroller. By
utilizing standard CMOS technology it can give cost and size
advantages to designers of Bluetooth enabled end products. BlueCore
has the capability of running with the full Bluetooth stack, up to
RFCOMM, on-chip. This provides users with the flexibility to run some
Bluetooth applications in a stand-alone mode on a single chip.
CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) specializes in providing single-chip
radio devices to the global market for short-range wireless
communications, including Bluetooth(tm). The company's mission is to
create the most highly integrated radio devices available, fabricated
using standard CMOS technology, to provide its customers with the
lowest cost of ownership of high quality digital radio.
CSR was the first company in the world
to offer a true single-chip Bluetooth solution with a fully integrated
2.4GHz radio, baseband and microcontroller on one CMOS chip, with its
BlueCore(tm)1. Together with external Flash ROM containing the CSR
Bluetooth software stack, it provides a fully compliant solution for
data and voice communications. Combined with an upper layer host
software stack CSR is able to offer a one-stop-shop for customers
requiring a complete Bluetooth end-to-end solution. BlueCore1 is now
designed into nearly 50 percent of end-user products qualified to the
Bluetooth 1.1 standard as listed on the qualified products page of the
Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) website. CSR is headquartered in
Cambridge, UK, with offices in Richardson, Texas, Tokyo, Japan,
Singapore and Aalborg, Denmark.
For more information: http://www.csr.com
Mobileinfo Comments & Advisory: Cambridge
Silicon Radio is, undoubtedly, a leading player in Bluetooth chip
design and development. Microsoft has incorporated CSR's BlueCore
serial protocol into CE.Net - its embedded operating system for small
devices, even though Bluetooth has not made to the Windows XP. Hardware
and software integration companies must evaluate
BlueLab development environment that they have to offer.
Note: This news release may contain
forward-looking statements. Readers should take appropriate caution in
developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology
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