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TI Delivers Over-the-Air Download Capabilities

Wed, 03/06/2013 - 10:41pm
Texas Instruments, Inc.

Unique BLE-Stack 1.3 feature solves industry problem for devices using TI’s CC2540/1 Bluetooth low energy SoCs.

Dallas, TX – Answering the growing need for smartphone and tablet applications that update seamlessly, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NASDAQ: TXN] has announced a truly wireless solution with a unique over-the-air-download (OTA or OAD) feature in its BLE-Stack 1.3 software for use with the CC2540 and CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chips (SOCs).

Single-mode Bluetooth low energy or Bluetooth Smart is increasing in popularity because it allows consumers to connect to their smartphones and tablets to  automotive, home office, medical and health, sports and fitness as well as mobile and PC accessories.

However, the always evolving smartphone and tablet market and its regular firmware updates can cause a Bluetooth Smart device to no longer connect, which poses a user experience challenge for accessory manufacturers.

Currently, a user would have to plug their device into a computer via USB and download an update from the manufacturer’s site.

The OAD feature helps manufacturers support users with a simple software upgrade process shortly after smartphone and tablets receive their own Bluetooth low energy firmware updates.

Additionally, updates to firmware can be downloaded wirelessly from numerous central devices, including smartphones, tablets or PCs onto TI’s CC2540/1 SoCs making device updates even more accessible for consumers.

For more information, visit http://www.ti.com.

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