Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) has announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has launched a new Bluetooth Smart 4.2 System-on-Chip (SoC) family specifically designed to help engineers meet the needs of today’s “always-on” world. The CSR102x family is optimized for specific applications in the Internet of Things (IoT), including wireless remote controls, simple smart watches, home automation solutions and beacons, where balancing performance, battery life and cost is critical.
Balancing power, features and cost, optimized for specific use cases and target applications, the new CSR102x family of SoCs brings extensive and flexible I/O capabilities designed to simplify integration and eliminate expensive interface components. A comprehensive software development kit enables developers to get ahead with example applications such as Bluetooth Smart profiles and smartphone apps, all in source code. A secure, over-the-air update capability enables flash-based product family members to be reliably updated while in service. Additional features have been added to address target use cases, including high quality voice command capabilities with ultra-low power, for remote controls with always-on voice and CSRmesh support for home automation manufacturers looking to create whole home systems.