The Eyes Have It


Synopsys Is Smart – Bluetooth Enabled

Bluetooth has become the standard wireless interface for mobile devices like wearables, health monitors; it is also implemented in smart home and industrial applications. The requirement is to integrate the radio on your chip and because it’s a standard, you can think of it as IP.  Wireless IP.

Some months ago, I was given the task finding and adding this technology to our DesignWare IP portfolio – adding a wireless interface to our broad portfolio of wired interfaces like USB. Today we announced the availability of silicon-proven Bluetooth Smart radio IP that implements the Bluetooth 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 low energy standards. This is sub one-volt design!

Bluetooth has been around for more than 20 years. The recent breakthroughs included version 4.0, also known as Bluetooth Smart that enabled the technology to be powered from a coin battery cell. In December 2014, version 4.2 went all out to support  IoT.

So what are we planning to do with this technology?

Well, the block diagram below, hopefully gives you a glimpse of where we are going with this technology.


Like the Dane king Harald Blåtand (English translation Bluetooth) that united Denmark, Synopsys is uniting a number of IP’s with the ARC processor and Security to deliver on the IoT roadmap.

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