How IoT could benefit from Bluetooth’s new mesh specs

When the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released the Bluetooth mesh specification in mid-July, the launch heralded something much greater than just a new wireless spec. The move formalized the latest major development in mesh technology that will increase its adoption in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The technology’s reach in both home and commercial […]

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Cypress to acquire Broadcom’s IoT business for $550 million

Semiconductor firm Cypress has announced a $550 million acquisition of Broadcom’s Internet of Things (IoT) division. It comes on the same day Cypress CEO T.J. Rodgers revealed his intention to step down as leader of the company he founded, after 34 years in charge. The acquisition includes Broadcom’s Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Zigbee IoT products and […]

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Bluetooth IoT devices tout new energy savings

The industry organization that develops Bluetooth standards introduced a new energy-efficient specification for Internet of Things (IoT) devices last week, with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) unveiling a new specification for devices that contain Bluetooth and other radios at the Bluetooth World conference. According to IOT Journal, the new specification – dubbed Transport Discovery […]