LONDON Spectre Communications has signed a distribution agreement with Taiyo Yuden to supply its range of Bluetooth modules.
Taiyo Yuden's module line-up provides a range of options, giving designers the flexibility to use high or low integration architecture for their Bluetooth solution, depending on their requirements in terms of system cost, size and performance.
Options include discrete or integrated antennas, USB or UART interface and CDMA interface, plus software and firmware options including the serial communications profile SPP integrated on-chip. Full development support includes evaluation boards and software evaluation kits. RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) compliant packages are also available in selected configurations, with further RoHS-compliant products scheduled for 2005.
Longer range Bluetooth Class 1 modules and support for the IntelR WCS Phase-II Coexistence specification, which allows both Bluetooth and IEEE802.11b/g Wireless LAN technology to operate simultaneously on the same platform, are in development.
From left: Angie Cannon, sales executive, Taiyo Yuden; John Jones, sales director, Spectre Communications; Richard Fielding, general manager, advanced products division, Taiyo Yuden; and Douglas Gilmour, marketing director, Spectre Communications.