Texas Instruments Intros Low-Power Bluetooth Chip
Jan 10, 2012, 2:09 PM by Eric M. Zeman
Texas Instruments today announced the CC2541, a new low energy Bluetooth system-on-chip (SoC) that targets sensors and other data-collecting accessories. The chip uses the Bluetooth 4.0 spec, and the CC2541 promises to deliver 33% savings in power consumption. The chip will let companies design low-power sensor devices that can operate for more than a year on a coin cell battery. Bluetooth 4.0 has recently begun appearing on more smartphones, which will be compatible with sensor devices that use this SoC from Texas Instruments.
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