Bluetooth LE


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Bluetooth LE

(Bluetooth Low Energy) The low-power transmission technology introduced in Bluetooth 4. Using watch batteries, Bluetooth LE devices can operate for months or years before requiring replacement. Operating in the 2.4GHz frequency band, Bluetooth LE supports peer-to-peer and star topologies. See ANT.

Smart = Low Power; Smart Ready = All Bluetooth
Products with the Bluetooth "Smart" branding use only low-power Bluetooth LE transmission, whereas Bluetooth "Smart Ready" devices support both classic Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE.

Wibree -> ULP -> BLE
Originally the Wibree technology from Nokia, Wibree was renamed Bluetooth Ultra Low Power (ULP) in 2007 and Bluetooth LE (BLE) in 2009. See Bluetooth versions.
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Bluetooth LE components are found in a variety of applications in the automotive industry, in sports and healthcare, in consumer electronics and smart homes, and in other areas.
Wireless Technology Common Uses Standard Bluetooth (standard) Streaming Audio, Wireless Page Turns, MINI keyboards (for note entry), computer accessories (trackpads, keyboards and the like) Bluetooth LE Wireless MIDI, small accessories, fitness devices WiFi Multi-room audio, Internet connection Qi Wireless charging (some supported devices, others supported by add-on cases or accessories) loT (The Internet Internet-connected home devices such as lights, of Things) doorbells and appliances Wireless Technology Limits Standard Bluetooth (standard) Limited distance Bluetooth LE Limited distance, mostly limited to newer Apple products WiFi Battery usage Qi Many devices are only supported by accessory loT (The Internet Does your toaster really NEED WiFi?
Via Bluetooth LE, Masimo's Personal Health app displays all of the parameters shown on the MightySat screen (it also works with Apple HealthKit), while storing the data in memory for trending/analysis.
MightySat Rx is available in three versions: MightySat Rx, MightySat Rx with Bluetooth LE, and MightySat Rx with Bluetooth LE and PVI.
Ridgewing itself already has unique features, like the self-tuning headstock that uses motorized machine heads to tune the strings in seconds, and a LED light show in the guitar body that is wirelessly controlled by a mobile app, using Bluetooth LE.
This technological revolution is being driven by rapid advancements in microelectronic technology in parallel with the emergence of low power communications protocols, such as ZigBee, Green Power, Bluetooth LE, and 6LowPan, which all operate within a peak power range of 10 [micro]W to 100 mW.
Since the system uses Bluetooth LE (low energy), the standard watch battery that powers it can last up to 2 years depending on usage and is easily replaceable when it runs out of juice.
11 AC with HT80 MIMO, Bluetooth LE, NFC, IR blaster
It connects via Bluetooth LE (low energy) to your iOS devices, and you can download the Withings Health Mate app, which lets you develop your own activity plans and goals.
Bluetooth LE requires half the current load as conventional Bluetooth and, depending on the application, Bluetooth LE can consume as little as 1% the energy.
In addition, wireless connections can be added using one of Microchip's Wireless PICtail Daughter Boards, including the WiFi PICtail Development Board (part # RN-171-PICtail), and Bluetooth LE PICtail/PICtail Plus (part # RN-4020-PICtail).
Ringblingz works by using Bluetooth LE and connects to an iOS and Android app and shows alerts with different light colours and patterns for each contact and social channel and its non-rechargeable battery would last three to six months, after which, the company would provide free replacements.