Wicentric Offers Bluetooth Low-Energy Stack

July 8, 2010

The exactLE is one of the first products qualified as compliant with the newly adopted Bluetooth 4.0 core specification.

SAN DIEGO /PRNewswire/ -- Wicentric Inc., a leading provider of Bluetooth software solutions, announced exactLE, a protocol stack for Bluetooth low-energy devices. Wicentric's exactLE stack has been qualified to the recently adopted Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0.

The exactLE protocol stack is designed specifically for Bluetooth low-energy single-mode products, such as sports/fitness sensors, mobile phone accessories, and healthcare devices. With its small code size, easy-to-use APIs, and portable architecture, exactLE is a superior solution for companies looking to develop Bluetooth low-energy products while reducing time to market.

"Wicentric has demonstrated its leadership in Bluetooth low-energy software by being among the first companies to achieve qualification," said Jason Hillyard, founder and CEO of Wicentric. "With the launch of exactLE, we are ready to turn the vision of Bluetooth low-energy technology into reality."

"The Bluetooth SIG is excited to see experienced innovators like Wicentric embracing Bluetooth low-energy technology," said Michael Foley, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Bluetooth SIG. "Wicentric's exactLE protocol stack will help create a new ecosystem of Bluetooth low-energy products."

Key Features

  • Designed from the ground up for battery-powered, resource-constrained devices
  • Code size as small as 10 KB
  • Unique Wicentric Software Foundation layer enables easy porting to any microcontroller or operating system
  • Flexible HCI layer efficiently supports both single-chip SoC solutions and dual-chip solutions (separate microcontroller and Bluetooth controller)
  • Proven on embedded processors such as the ARM Cortex-M3 and other popular processors.

Earlier this year at the Bluetooth All Hands Meeting, Wicentric demonstrated a proximity and alerting application using a Bluetooth low-energy single-mode system-on-chip from a leading chip maker. Now Wicentric is also demonstrating the same application, using the exactLE stack running on the EFM32 Gecko microcontroller from Energy Micro, along with the EM9301 Bluetooth low-energy controller from EM Microelectronic.

Wicentric's exactLE protocol stack is available now under license agreement.

About Bluetooth Low-Energy Wireless Technology
Bluetooth low-energy technology is a new low-energy enhancement to the Bluetooth core specification that paves the way to a vast new market for watches, remote controls, and healthcare, and sports sensors. It has the potential to communicate with the hundreds of millions of Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones, PCs, and PDAs that are shipped each year. Consuming minimal power, it offers long-lasting connectivity, dramatically extending the range of potential applications and opening the door to brand-new Web services.

About Wicentric
Founded in 2009, Wicentric Inc. is a leading provider of Bluetooth software solutions. Wicentric's mission is to develop superior solutions that enable leading product and semiconductor companies to bring low-power wireless products to market. Wicentric is located in San Diego, CA.

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