Sunrise Micro Devices has unveiled a new radio core product aimed specifically at meeting the growing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) sensors across a variety of industry sectors.
The CORDIO BT4 radio core is described as the company’s first radio core offering from Sunrise’s (Deerfield Beach, FL, USA) CORDIO family of sub-volt wireless products.
It incorporates Bluetooth technology and is said to be highly energy efficient, making it suitable for sensors that are expected to operate for years without human intervention.
“CORDIO BT4 is a Bluetooth Smart radio building block that is truly low-power and is straightforward to incorporate into a chip design,” said Fred Martin, president and chief executive at Sunrise. “This offering is aligned with our goal of making wireless connectivity practical for the IoT, by making truly low-voltage, low-power devices a reality.”
Sunrise expects shipments of Bluetooth-compatible smart devices to grow to more than three billion by 2018 and says its new product will also work with applications on smartphones and tablets already in commercial use.
The company believes the technology will allow its customers to develop smaller, less expensive and more reliable devices for the consumer market.