Category Archive: Wireless

Dec 09

Updates on iBeacons with the CC2540

One of this year’s projects was taking a CC2540 and making an interactive iBeacon with it.  This turned out to be more difficult than expected… which may explain recent design trends I’ve noticed in embedded BLE devices.

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Jan 01

iBeacons on the TI CC2541

iBeacon Screenshot

I’ve been working on a new project that involves the creation of an iBeacon.  For those not familiar, an iBeacon uses a Low Energy Bluetooth (BLE) advertisement to tell devices, “you are here.”  I chose the TI CC2541 for the project because it is very integrated (low external part count) and the power draw is …

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Jul 23

White Spaces Standards for Telemetry

You’ve heard of cognitive radio and the promise of bandwidth where the TV channels are not.  We now have a standard for at least one of those.  Please welcome Weightless to the list of standards for unlicensed “white space” communications.  I recently heard a good presentation on what Weightless is and what its potential is.

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