Wireless Communications Equipment ICs
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The Toshiba Bluetooth 4.0 family of controller ICs supports new applications enabled by the introduction of Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), the key new feature of the Bluetooth 4.0 Core Specification. As well as "classic Bluetooth" applications for audio systems in cars and consumer products, the family also supports personal computing applications. Bluetooth LE is intended for sharing small amounts of data among nodes in a wireless network with a minimum use of power, fast and easy connection set up. These applications may include activities such as a keyboard sending keystroke data, a wireless sensor reporting its latest sample set, a medical instrument reporting on a patient's status, a wireless biosensor sending an exercise machine the user's heart rate, a stuck valve in a factory sending an alert, and many other cases where a small amount of data needs to be exchanged. The standard is also widely adapted in latest smartphone generations under the BT SIG logo Bluetooth Smart or Bluetooth Smart Ready.
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