Wibree


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Wibree

(WIreless BREE) An ultra-low power technology from Nokia that was incorporated into the Bluetooth standard. Bree is a fantasy city in Bree-Land in Lord of the Rings. See Bluetooth.
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Nokia said it expected the first commercial version of the standard to be available during the second quarter of next year, while products using Wibree should follow soon after that.
While Bluetooth is looking for ultra high frequencies above six gigahertz for faster connections, Wibree will operate in the 2.
Wibree technology would eventually add a few cents on top of current prices for Bluetooth chips, Mr Iannucci said.
By including or referencing other wireless technologies like ultra wideband for high speed applications, near field communication (NFC) for association and now Wibree for ultra low power applications under the well-established Bluetooth profiles, we are opening up a host of new applications and functionality while keeping the user experience consistent," said Michael Foley, Ph.
Wibree was announced to a broader audience in October of 2006 and Nokia stated its intention to incorporate the technology and its current forum into an open, preferably existing industry forum to ensure Wibree's wide adoption.
The development work for Wibree began when we discovered a series of interesting new use scenarios that no current local connectivity solution was addressing.
and Texas Instruments have contributed to the interoperability specification, profiles and use case definition of Wibree in their respective areas of expertise and will continue this work in the Bluetooth SIG working groups.
and Texas Instruments have contributed to the interoperability specification, profiles and use case definitions of Wibree in their respective areas of expertise and will continue this work in the Bluetooth SIG working groups.
From the start, Wibree was designed to work with two implementation options -- as an easily implemented extension to a classic Bluetooth radio, and as a stand-alone implementation.
The goal being to have the new technology available to the market as fast as possible, Nokia is defining the Wibree interoperability specification together with a group of leading companies representing semiconductor manufacturers, device vendors and qualification service providers.
The current members of the group defining the specification are: Broadcom Corporation, CSR, Epson and Nordic Semiconductor having licensed the Wibree technology for commercial chip implementation and Suunto and Taiyo Yuden, contributing to the interoperability specification in their respective areas of expertise.
Wibree technology complements close range communication with Bluetooth like performance within 0-10 m range and data rate of 1 Mbps.