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January 3, 2002
Bluetooth protocol stack technology from IAR Systems now ported to
IAR Systems and
today announced that the Embedded Bluetooth protocol stack software from IAR
Systems has been ported to the Bluetooth modules from
. IAR Systems has adapted and optimized its Bluetooth software for the
modules for use in Bluetooth products world-wide.
IAR Systems has adapted and optimized its Embedded Bluetooth protocol stack
technology to work seamlessly with the Bluetooth modules from
, which are targeted for automotive, industrial and consumer products with
built-in Bluetooth capabilities.
The Embedded Bluetooth protocol stack from IAR is one of the most compact in the
world, which reduces manufacturing cost in serial production, due to reduced
consumption of CPU and ROM memory resources.
Porting the stack to the
modules strengthens IAR Systems position as the leading supplier of
development tools for Bluetooth products, says Lars-Erik Stenkil, General
Manager at IAR Systems in
. At the same time,
customers get a highly compact Bluetooth protocol stack which in turn may
reduce production costs for the entire Bluetooth product."
has developed a series of Bluetooth modules named UGTZ4. These modules
are certified according to Bluetooth specification 1.1. The size of the modules
is 32 x 15 x 1.9 mm with a 20 pin connector and 25 x 15 x 2.25 mm for the SMD
type. UGTZ4 is a multipoint device that can handle up to 7 clients and is
available for delivery in mass production quantities.
ALPS Nordic AB is looking forward to this cooperation with IAR Systems as it
enables us to provide customers with a complete solution of both hardware and
software for Bluetooth applications, says Lars Holmberg at ALPS Nordic AB.
About IAR Systems
By focusing on the embedded systems industry, IAR Systems has reached the
position of leading supplier of software development tools for embedded
microcontrollers. Since the company was founded in 1983, IAR has worked in close
cooperation with the worlds major chip manufacturers to develop a wide range
of programming tools supporting a large number of chip architectures. The tools
today consist of highly efficient C and EC++ compilers in the IAR Embedded
Workbench development environment, the device driver wizard IAR MakeApp
for graphical configuration and initialization of the chip and creation of
complete device drivers and the IAR visualSTATE® graphic programming tool with
a patented technology to generate validated and small production-ready code. IAR
Systems also provides a total solution for Bluetooth protocol stacks and
applications, from development of Bluetooth devices to qualification. IAR Design
Services injects engineering expertise and experience into embedded system
projects. It contributes to IARs mission to reduce the development time for
embedded systems and accelerate time-to-market. IAR Systems has offices in the
. More information is available at www.iar.com.
ALPS Nordic AB in
, a subsidiary of ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD., is the window for the Bluetooth
protocol stack from IAR Systems.
ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. is a Japanese corporation that has manufactured a wide
range of electronic components and systems since its foundation in 1948. Based
on innovative proprietary technology and market outlook, the company provides
cutting-edge electronic components and systems that contribute to the
advancement of a multimedia society in the four core businesses of
communications and broadcasting, components, computer peripherals and car
electronics. Based on a four-sphere business structure comprising
advances global corporate activities that strengthen partnerships with
customers, countries and regions throughout the world.
For further information, please contact:
Lars Holmberg, ALPS Nordic AB, Box 4025, SE-171 04 Solna, Sweden, phone: +46 8
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