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The recently launched µBlue nRF8001is Nordic’s first Bluetooth low energy product. The chip was selected by Casio Computer Co., Ltd., for its Bluetooth Low Energy Watch prototype demonstrated at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
The release of the nRF8001 represents the culmination of six years and 150,000 man-hours of research and development work by a team of 100 software and hardware engineers, says Nordic.
Nordic has been at the forefront of the group that defined the Bluetooth low energy specification (now a hallmark of the latest Bluetooth v4.0 specification) since becoming a foundation member of Nokia’s Wibree Alliance in 2006 (the Alliance became part of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) in June 2007).
Nordic contributed decades of expertise gained in producing successive generations of class-leading proprietary and interoperable (ANT/ANT+) products within a field it pioneered: ULP wireless connectivity solutions that can be powered by batteries as small as coin cells and operate for many months or years (dependent on the specific application and typical duty cycle).