ULP Wireless Quarter

ULP Wireless Quarter - Summer 2011

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This quarterly publication of ULP Wireless Quarter 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 production-ready Bluetooth low energy heart rate belt from Dayton Industrial
    employs Nordic µBlue™ nRF8001 chip.
  • Free Nordic training for Bluetooth Innovation World Cup winners.
  • Sales of wearable wireless sensors to reach 80m by 2016 according to ABI Research.
  • Editorial: U.S. patent reform will make it harder to bring frivolous lawsuits, clarify ownership,
    and thus encourage innovation.
  • What’s new from Nordic: CES 2011 and Wireless Japan cycling exhibit marries multiple
    wireless technologies including ANT+, 3G, and cloud computing.
  • Feature: Proprietary vs. Standard – “2.4GHz technologies carve up wireless sector” by Jack
    Shandle [Writer].
  • Inside Nordic: Nordic µBlue™ nRF8001 design team recognized in prestigious EE Times
    ACE Awards.
  • Comment: Wireless Japan enabled Nordic to showcase technology for wireless health &
    fitness monitoring, and remote control.
  • ANT focus: Why power output is the critical training metric for serious cyclists and kayakers,
    including training products from LeMond Fitness.
  • Press articles: Building better Bluetooth low energy chips, by Geir Langeland [Nordic] (RF
    & Microwave DesignLine).
  • Press articles: 2011 wireless sector review, by Steel Ytterdal [Nordic] (ESM China).
  • Business Briefing: How the short-range RF sector is set to boom – “Bright future for ULP
    wireless technology”.
  • People & Faces behind Nordic Semiconductor: Roger Pedersen (Regional Sales Manager)
    and Svein-Egil Nielsen (Director Emerging Technologies & Strategic Partnerships).



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