Bluetooth IC introduces fifth generation

Schweber, Bill
November 2005
EDN;11/10/2005, Vol. 50 Issue 23, p28
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the BlueCore 5 multimedia external integrated circuit from Cambridge Silicon Radio. This version has 64-MIPS internal-DSP-coprocessor power-double that of its two-year-old predecessor. The new device has 156 kbytes of SRAM, extended data rates, and a 90-dBSNR stereo-analog codec. It also supports collocated 802.1 1b/g systems through a hardware interface for basic activity signaling, as well as Intel wireless-coexistence-system sensitivity and channel signaling. The BlueCore 5 sells for $3 to $5.


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