Atmel, Troy team up in Bluetooth chip, software solutions
SAN JOSE--Atmel Corp. here today announced a partnership with Troy Group Inc.'s Wireless and Connectivity Division to include Bluetooth-specific software in a series of baseband controllers for the marketplace.
Under the partnership, San Jose-based Atmel will include the software with its AT76C55 Bluetooth chip, which the company said supports the full-range of connectivity capabilities under the radio-frequency standard--including "piconet" connections. The two companies said they have already partnered to secure OEM design wins and will work together in the future on other major Bluetooth customer opportunities.
"Combining Troy's protocol stack with Atmel baseband can greatly shorten the time-to-market for Bluetooth new products, which in turn means greater revenues and reduced costs for OEMs," stated Vane Clayton, president of the Troy Wireless and Connectivity Division in Santa Ana, Calif.
Troy said its Bluetooth protocol stack is a full-featured software source code, implementing higher-level protocols for wireless communications. The software stack is written entirely in ANSI C, and it is a modular package designed for use in intelligent embedded devices like printers, industrial control equipment, and point-of-sale products, said the company.