SAN DIEGO, UAS: Wicentric Inc., a leading provider of Bluetooth software solutions, today announced exactLE(, a protocol stack for Bluetooth low energy devices. Wicentric's exactLE stack has been qualified to the recently adopted Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0.
The exactLE protocol stack is designed specifically for Bluetooth low energy single-mode products such as sports/fitness sensors, mobile phone accessories, and healthcare devices. With its small code size, easy-to-use APIs, and portable architecture, exactLE is a superior solution for companies looking to develop Bluetooth low energy products while reducing time-to-market.
"Wicentric has demonstrated its leadership in Bluetooth low energy software by being among the first companies to achieve qualification," said Jason Hillyard, founder and CEO of Wicentric. "With the launch of exactLE, we are ready to turn the vision of Bluetooth low energy technology into reality."
"The Bluetooth SIG is excited to see experienced innovators like Wicentric embracing Bluetooth low energy technology," said Michael Foley, Ph.D., executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. "Wicentric's exactLE protocol stack will help create a new ecosystem of Bluetooth low energy products."
Key features of Wicentric's exactLE protocol stack:
* Designed from the ground up for battery-powered, resource-constrained devices.
* Code size as small as 10kbytes.
Unique Wicentric Software Foundation (WSF) layer enables easy porting to any microcontroller or operating system.
Flexible HCI layer efficiently supports both single-chip SoC solutions and dual-chip solutions (separate microcontroller and Bluetooth controller).
Proven on embedded processors like the ARM Cortex-M3 and other popular processors.
Earlier this year, at the Bluetooth All Hands Meeting, Wicentric demonstrated a proximity and alerting application using a Bluetooth low energy single-mode system-on-chip from a leading chip maker. Now, Wicentric is also demonstrating the same application using the exactLE stack running on the EFM32 Gecko microcontroller from Energy Micro along with the EM9301 Bluetooth low energy controller from EM Microelectronic.
Wicentric's exactLE protocol stack is available now under license agreement.