ULP Wireless Quarter

ULP Wireless Quarter - Spring 2011

Click here to download the Spring 2011 issue of ULP Wireless Quarter

This quarterly publication is intended to keep interested parties up-to-date on what’s happening with both proprietary and Bluetooth low energy wireless technology at Nordic Semiconductor.



  • First publicly disclosed Bluetooth low energy watch from Casio that has a two-year battery life.
  • An RF remote from Boxee that features a full QWERTY keyboard on the flipside.
  • Sony Ericsson’s inclusion of ANT+ into several of its Xperia smartphones.
  • What’s new from Nordic: A closer look at the use of Nordic’s miniaturized WLCSP options in emerging health, fitness and medical applications.
  • Feature: A review of what growing ULP wireless support in cellphones will mean – “Support for ULP wireless in handsets tips the balance” by Janine Love [Writer].
  • ANT focus: The ANT-enabled – ‘Sport-iiii’s’ – sunglasses attachment can display ‘heads-up’ training zone info and give audible updates from up to 8 ANT sensors.
  • Comment: Not all Bluetooth low energy chips are the same when it comes to power consumption, says Nordic’s Director of Sales & Marketing, Geir Langeland.
  • Distribution: How Avnet Design Services (ADS) is supporting its customers in Asia (and Nordic) with RF know-how and over 200 different reference designs.
  • Press articles: Building on the promise of Wireless Sensor Networks, by Mitsuo Yamazaki [Nordic] and Rod Morris [ANT] (EE Times Japan).
  • Press articles: Inside Bluetooth low energy, by Kjartan Furset [Nordic] (EE Times Europe).
  • Briefing: RF remote control and medical applications set too boom in 2011 says Nordic’s Director of Sales & Marketing – Asia, Steel Ytterdal.
  • People & Faces behind Nordic Semiconductor: David Engelien-Lopes (Wireless Group Manager) and Torbjørn Øvrebekk (Field Applications Engineer).