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Reference Designs & Services

Several companies are now offering complete hardware and software modules independently of design services, although usually these are also available if needed.  For info on these:
    Bluetooth hardware modules may be found on out Modules Page
    Bluetooth software may be found on the Software Pages
You may also wish to check out the Bluetooth Development Kits & Systems Page

 If you know of others please e-mail us details. Thank you.

Bluegiga Technologies
Company Website

BlueGiga Technologies is a wireless technology company who offer a complete hardware and software platform which combines network technologies and Bluetooth. 

The Bluegiga Solution includes a platform including all needed Hardware and Software components, fully integrated, one-stop shopping solution, flexible to suit a range of existing industrial settings, programmable, general purpose solution and flexible I/O interfaces to support a wide range of current network and industrial standards.


Cadence                    
Company Website

Cadence is the parent company of Tality a market leader in Bluetooth design solutions. 
For details of Tality's services and products go to the  Design Solutions, Development Kits, IP for Silicon, Protocol Stack pages.

Cambridge Silicon Radio, CSR
Company website
CSR designs and manufactures single-chip radio devices and reference designs using them, initially focussed on Bluetooth, where the company has a high market share of design-ins. CSR's solutions are based on commodity low cost CMOS technology.  See also their single chip semiconductor solutions.

Pre-qualified Reference Designs for Bluetooth radio module sub-systems   
Designed to cut months off total project time - the approach can be particularly efficient for companies with limited in-house RF capability, and for OEMs serving smaller-volume markets. 

Pre-qualified reference designs: Class 1 module offers a ready to use Class 1 Bluetooth radio module design for license-free manufacture or integration. Features: BC01MOD1 Class 1 module with power amplifier, surface-mountable, as BC01MOD2 plus external power amplifier, Size: 14.5 x 30 Range: 100m, Sensitivity: -84dBm.

Pre-qualified reference designs: Class 2 module offers a choice of ready to use Bluetooth radio module designs for license-free manufacture or integration. This Class 2 module is optimised for higher performance. Features: BC01MOD2 Class 2 module optimized for high performance, surface-mountable, as BC01MOD3 plus external LNA, Size: 14.5 x 21 Range: 10+m, Sensitivity: -84dBm.

Pre-qualified reference designs: Class 3 Module offers a ready to use Bluetooth radio module designs for license-free manufacture or integration. This Class 3 module is optimised for minimal cost. Hardware features: BC01MOD3 Class 2 module optimized for low cost, surface-mountable, All-CMOS BlueCore01-based with integral microcontroller, Crystal, 4Mbit Flash, antenna switch, ceramic bandpass filter. Size: 14.5 x 21 Range: 10m, Sensitivity: -75dBm.

BlueCore2-Headset solution  
This solution provides all the elements required to implement a Bluetooth equipped headset, and offers the BlueCore2-Headset product as a complete and ready-to-use (or adapt) design solution. The package comprises of:

1. Hardware: a BlueCore2 IC, with its on-chip processor for running the headset firmware (initially supplied on a development board for evaluation/test), then in ROM for commercial production).
2. Software: embedded application code implementing the Headset Profile, which runs on BlueCore2 via a virtual machine - maintaining the integrity of the pre-qualified Bluetooth stack.

BlueCore2-PC for PCs   
Provides assembled and tested elements required to enable a PC for Bluetooth communications, and offers the BlueCore2-PC product as a complete and ready-to-use (or adapt) solution.

BlueCore2-External for industrial/automotive applications  
A solution which provides all the elements required to add Bluetooth wireless connectivity to embedded automotive and industrial control and instrumentation systems, and offers BlueCore2-External as a complete design solution. The package comprises of:

1. Hardware: a BlueCore2-External IC, with a standard HCI build of the Bluetooth protocol, supplied as a pre-qualified module, with external Flash for application code.
2. Development hardware: the Casira development system for evaluation/test
3. Development software: the BlueLab embedded development software package

BlueCore2-Games for consumer applications  
A solution which provides all the elements required to add Bluetooth wireless connectivity to consumer products such as handheld games and toys, and offers a complete design solution. The package comprises of:

1. Hardware: a BlueCore2 IC, with with its on-chip processor for running Bluetooth firmware (initialy supplied on a development board for evaluation/test, then in ROM for commercial production)
2. Software: embedded application code to run on BlueCore2 via a virtual machine - maintaining the integrity of the pre-qualified Bluetooth stack

BlueCore2-Access for access points  
A solution which provides all the elements required to implement a Bluetooth access point for home, office or public areas, and offers BlueCore2-Access as a complete design solution. The package comprises of:

1. Hardware: a BlueCore2 IC, with the Bluetooth stack offering the standard HCI host controller interface.
2. Software: upper-layer (above HCI) Bluetooth stack for your embedded CPU (already ported to: Nucleus, Vxworks, PSOS, ATMOS, Utron and standalone ARM).
3. Example application software for fast time to market.

BlueCore2-HID (Human Interface Device) solution  
A solution for user interfacing provides all the elements required to implement a Bluetooth equipped human interface device such as a mouse, and offers the BlueCore2-HID product as a complete and ready-to-use (or adapt) design solution. The package comprises of:

1. Hardware: a BlueCore2 IC, with its on-chip processor for running HID firmware (initially supplied on a development board for evaluation/test), then in ROM for commercial production)
2. Software: embedded application code implementing the HID Profile, which runs on BlueCore2 via a virtual machine - maintaining the integrity of the pre-qualified Bluetooth stack.

BlueCore2-PDA solution  
A solution for palmtop devices provides a complete package of the elements required to add Bluetooth wireless connectivity to a PDA or palmtop, and offers the BlueCore2-PDA package as a ready-to-implement design solution. The package comprises of:

1. Hardware: a BlueCore2 IC, with the Bluetooth stack offering the standard HCI host controller interface (or optionally, a higher level interface such as RFCOMM to reduce loading on host)
2. Host software: Bluetooth for Windows - a powerful turnkey application for popular PDA operating systems including Windows CE

BlueCore2-Mobile solution  
A solution for mobile phones provides a complete package of the elements required to equip a mobile phone with Bluetooth, and offers the BlueCore2-Mobile package as a ready-to-implement design solution. The package comprises of:

1. Hardware: a BlueCore2 IC, with the Bluetooth stack offering the standard HCI host controller interface (or optionally, a higher level interface such as RFCOMM to reduce loading on host).
2. Software: upper-layer (above HCI) Bluetooth stack for your embedded CPU (already ported to: Nucleus, Vxworks, PSOS, Palm, Windows CE, Utron and standalone ARM).
3. Sample host based applications to demonstrate operation of upper layers.

Centurion
Company Website

Centurion is a global supplier of custom-designed and manufactured antenna and power products for wireless handsets, data devices and networks.

Centurion offer custom antenna and power products and other custom design solutions for wireless equipment manufacturers in the areas of advanced technology, broad product line, manufacturing capacity, product design capability and international presence.

Clarinox Pty Ltd
Company Website
Clarinox provides embedded systems solutions, including both digital hardware design and software development, with expertise covering many processors and real-time operating systems. The company's particular expertise is with wireless technology. Clarinox is currently developing Bluetooth applications for niche markets and, a Bluetooth Protocol Stack.

Reference Designs Clarinox can assist organizations in designing Bluetooth hardware and firmware into their products.

Code Blue Communications Inc.
Company Website

Code Blue Communications Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Seattle Washington. The company designs, develops and markets Bluetooth interface devices and integrated solutions for vertical markets with high proportions of legacy devices and systems. The medical industry is a key target market.  Code Blue Communication’s founder and President, Bill Saltzstein, holds more than 20 years of experience in a variety of positions within the medical and engineering fields, is named on 12 patents and is a regular speaker about the medical field at Bluetooth conferences.

Solution Development
is a service that uses the existing knowledge and expertise of Code Blue and their partnership with connectBlue to help improve and speed up the development of new Bluetooth solutions.

connectBlue                        
Company Website
ConnectBlue specialize in integrating Bluetooth based communication solutions in applications and equipment for industrial or commercial use, offering complete hardware and software solutions. It is a supplier of complete Bluetooth solutions for industrial and commercial use. ConnectBlue serves companies with hardware and software solutions, Bluetooth products and training and seminar program.

OEM Serial Port Adapter uses Bluetooth wireless technology to enable cable replacement for any application. It is designed to be embedded in any product using RS-232 and communicates to other Bluetooth devices such as laptops, handheld computers and mobile phones. 
* RS-232 or 0/3.3 V serial interface
* 4-5 V DC power supply
* Built-in link diagnostics
* Easy to mount
* Built-in antenna or external antenna
*No external software needed

* 65 x 40 mm, 18g (using  internal antenna)

OEM Bluetooth Enabler this product takes the effort out of Bluetooth product development, it offers integrated support for Bluetooth profiles and functionality.

Central Research Laboratories (CRL) UK
Company Website
The company likes to be known as the innovation center, with a focus upon commercial R&D, CRL can provide customers with technological know-how. More specifically CRL offers client Research and Development, Strategic Partnerships and Ventures, Consultancy Services in Technology, Technology Transfer and Licensing, and New Product and Service development.

CRL offer services in two main areas:
Bluetooth Product Development, CRL offer a complete design solution, based on Bluetooth wireless technology, for applications in the industrial, security, medical, telecommunications, IT, domestic, entertainment and other sectors. This service involves partnership with Cambridge Silicon Radio Limited (CSR), with specific expertise provided in the areas of RF design, Applications design, Digital electronics design, Analogue design, Antenna design, Embedded software, Mechanical engineering and design for manufacturing.

One-to-one clinics, seminars and a hotline information service, which aim to clarify where Bluetooth wireless technology can be applied across a range of industries by offering specific advice.

Hassnet Inc.
Company Website
Founded in July 1999,  it became a member of the Bluetooth SIG November 1999. Hassnet focus on developing & marketing hardware and software solutions for networking within the Bluetooth standard. 

Professional Services provides embedded Bluetooth solutions for mobile devices and wireless networking. Hassnet can also provide custom/joint product development.

Inventel
Company Website

Inventel has developed solutions for a wireless world since 1994. Inventel has developed and designed terminals which work using radiowave technology such as pagers, DECT cordless digital phones, wireless modems and data broadcast services. More recently Inventel has become involved in Bluetooth technology. 

Bluetooth Design Solutions  Inventel acts as a design house and manufacturer with specialisation in the long range Bluetooth protocol stack. The solutions are designed to meet the customer's specific needs and can involve design and manufacturing consultancy. 

IVT Corporation
Company website
IVT is a worldwide leader in providing a full range of Bluetooth solutions, including protocol stack source code, profiles source code, protocol analyzer, interoperabiltiy & conformance testers and a variety of reference designs. IVT has sales offices in Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and R&D center in China.

Reference Design and Embedded Application - Features a range of profiles:
Dial-up Networking-Bluetooth Modem
PAN/NAP-Ethernet Accss Point
HID Keyboard and Mouse
Cordless Phone and Intercom
Headset and Hands Free

Mindtree Consulting
Company Website
Mindtree specializes in offering product realization services to integrate Bluetooth wireless technology into product designs cost effectively.   

Reference design for B
* Web Server - DHCP server, ARP, Network Address Translation
* Device Management -  Configuration and access control, SNMP agent, Logging stats, Mobile IP handover protocols
* Security - Bluetooth authentication, Authorization, PPP authentication
* Profiles - LAN access, PAN, Dial up networking

LAN Access Point Reference Design is based on the integration of Bluetooth wireless technology into a standard access point architecture. OEMs can easily base their product designs with various features sets and price points.

Penell (An RTX Company)
Company Website

Penell A/S serves manufacturers and others who want to implement communication technology into devices, products and instruments. It is a development and design house specialising in wireless communications with particular focus on Bluetooth applications.

Current Penell Bluetooth products include:
Bluetooth development board
  is intended for prototyping, test and evaluation, based on the CSR BC01b chipset. It has an onboard antenna and external microcontroller. The solution is ideal for use in cable replacement applications, due to the very low overall costs. Possible uses include: Prototyping and testing, Evaluation, Development platform for high integration products.

Penell also offers a range of services including: Software Development, Hardware Development, Turnkey Solution and Product Development, and Technology Consultancy.

Plextek Ltd
Company Website

Plextek is a privately-owned independent company that  focuses on providing electronics design and consultancy, specialising in communications. The company covers a number of technologies including DECT and Bluetooth.

Plextek have Bluetooth reference designs based around the CSR and Infineon chipsets and their experience includes development of Bluetooth USB module, Bluetooth PCMCIA card and Bluetooth patch antennas. 

The company provides Bluetooth services in Complete Product Development, Reference Designs, Factory Automated Test Equipment, Bluetooth Qualification and EMC Testing, Introduction to Volume Manufacture, Innovative Industrial Design and Product and Technology Consultancy.

Red-M
Company Website
Red-M was founded as an internal start-up of Madge Networks N.V. and is focused on enabling Bluetooth and internet technologies for mobile data, voice and video services in the workplace.

Design and Development Services are offered in a large number of areas by Red-M: Engineering services: Networking protocols, Wireless design engineering, Hardware engineering, Embedded software, Network infrastructure, Device mobility modules
Network access control & management.
Product lifecycle ownership services: Hardware and software re-engineering, Functional enhancements, Feature addition, Continuous engineering support/
Product development: Product definition, Architectural design, System-level design, 
H/w and s/w development, Complete product solutions, Module & software design, Module integration and testing
Intellectual property & Expertise: IP-based services, Bluetooth solutions Wireless Security, Circuit based voice, WAP, XML, PHP, IPSec, H.323, H.450, SIP, VoIP, Q921, Q931, PPP, PAP, CHAP, BNEP.

Click here to download a PDF file on details of their solutions.

 RTX Telecom
Company website
RTX Telecom provides complete turnkey development, handling everything from specifications to setting up production on site at the customer's premises. Time to market can be significantly reduced because the development work carried out for the customer company is always based on well-proven designs.  With emphasis on wireless communications standards RTX can supply complete OEM product design services as well as development kits.  For more information you can e-mail RTX - please tell them you saw them on Bluetoothweb.

Signia Technologies
Company Website
This company provides wireless communications products from components to system solutions. Formed in 1999 Signia Technologies supports short-range, low-power wireless communications - such as Bluetooth and has a strong commitment to customer support.

PCMCIA Manufacturing Kit, lets OEM suppliers implement Bluetooth functionality into any electronic device with a PCMCIA interface. The kit consists of schematics, gerber files, software drivers, an integrated antenna, and materials. Communications between the module and the host controller occur via a USB interface or a UART/PCM interface.
CompactFlash Manufacturing Kit is a designed to give OEM suppliers standardized products with minimal design effort. The kit is designed to implement Bluetooth functionality into any electronic devices with CompactFlash interfaces. The kit consists of schematics, gerber files, software drivers, an integrated antenna, materials, and access to application support. Communications between the module and the host controller are carried out using a speed USB interface.
USB Dongle Manufacturing Kit is a designed to give OEM suppliers standardized products with minimal design effort. The kit is designed to rapidly implement Bluetooth functionality into any electronic device with a USB interface. The kit consists of schematics, gerber files, software drivers, an integrated antenna, materials, and access to application support. Communications between the module and the host controller are carried out using a high-speed USB interface.

Silicon & Software Systems (S3) 
Company Website

Silicon & Software Systems is a provider of Electronic Design Services. Established in 1986, the company has knowledge in the areas of IC, Software and Hardware Design experience in house. In the Bluetooth arena, S3 has already delivered solutions in respect of RFCMOS, Baseband IC (ASSP), LM & LC Protocol Stack and SoC developments. The company also has experience in a number of relating technologies to Bluetooth including: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, 802.11x, DECT, USB, and VoIP.

Silicon Wave
Company Website

Based in San Diego, Silicon Wave designs and produces RF communication system components. Silicon Wave products and services include radio modems, baseband processors, software solutions and a Baseband IP Licensing Program for Bluetooth wireless communications.

The Reference Design Kit is a comprehensive package that enables a customer to immediately start designing a product using Silicon Wave’s second-generation chipset. Targeted at the mobile phone and PC markets, this new reference design reduces risks in developing RF designs and accelerates a customer’s products to market. Silicon Wave’s qualified Bluetooth Reference Design Kit includes circuit schematic, Bill of Material (BOM), PCB layout, component selection criteria and an actual working module based on the reference design. The Reference Design Kit supports both UART and USB Interfaces.

Tality Corporation (formerly Symbionics and a subsidiary of Cadence Design Systems)
Company Website

Tality is a leader in Bluetooth system, chip, and intellectual property design, having undertaken the design of Ericsson's Development Kit and having undertaken over 25 Bluetooth system and chip designs.

Tality offers complete product design - including industrial design - through electronic system and subsystem design, to custom baseband and RF chip design.  As well as Bluetooth technology itself, Tality can design a broad range of consumer and communications devices, leveraging its expertise technologies such as GSM, IS-95, IS-136, GSM/GPRS, W-CDMA, cordless handsets and base stations.  Tality use leading third party Bluetooth silicon platforms, such as those produced by Cambridge Silicon Radio, Ericsson, Philips Semiconductors, Texas Instruments et al. They  interfaces their own licensable upper protocol stack and application profiles to provide pre-designed solutions and reference designs and offer free product qualification as part of their design service.

TTPCom Ltd
Company Website
TTPCom has experience with providing Intellectual Property (IP) and are able to provide a complete technology transfer package form Bluetooth,including training,support and turn-key design services. All their products are warranted to the Bluetooth 1.1 specification.

TTPCom provides technology for mobile devices including Bluetooth. More specifically, TTPCom offers turnkey Bluetooth IP solutions (VHDL protocol stack software) as well as design services.

Widcomm
Company website

Founded in 1998 in San Diego, WIDCOMM is a leading provider of Bluetooth software, systems and turnkey designs. WIDCOMM software enables wireless communication technology in the fields of automotive, computing, consumer electronics, semiconductor and telecommunications.  

WIDCOMM offer turnkey designs, including Headset design, Phone adapters, Printer adapters, USB hubs (cable replacement for modem, mouse and other peripherals) and Serial Cable Replacement adapters.

Zi Corporation
Company Website

Zi Corporation provides intelligent interface solutions to enhance the user experience of wireless consumer technologies.
Zi Corporation acts as the main technical support arm and component distributor for Ericsson Microelectronics Bluetooth solutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Zi can supply everything a developer or OEM requires, from Bluetooth development and starter kits to Bluetooth modules and radios.

 

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