Alpha Micro Components, the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications specialist, has signed a distribution agreement with Laird Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of customised, performance-critical components for wireless systems and other advanced electronics applications.
Laird’s wireless module portfolio comes with a variety of options including integrated and external antenna versions, integrated or host-based embedded stacks and various mounting options to fit any system requirement. Designed to be easy to integrate into a wide range of devices with minimal effort or development time, they are agency approved and offer feature-rich protocols, an assortment of data rates, ranges (power), frequencies and customisation options for high reliability.
Alpha Micro is now able to offer modules with a fully integrated Bluetooth stack which is controlled and configured using AT commands. In addition it is also able to offer modules with a HCI (Human Computer Interaction) layer which can work with Bluetooth stacks inherent in various operating systems such as the Microsoft Bluetooth stack on Windows or Bluez on Linux.
Designed for data and audio applications, Laird’s Classic Bluetooth modules are based on Cambridge Silicon Radio’s market leading BC04 and BC05 chipsets, incorporating a full Bluetooth stack which supports a comprehensive range of profiles such as serial port, A2DP, DUN and HFP profiles amongst many others. The Bluetooth module provides a UART interface and comprehensive AT command set to allow easy interface to a host processor. It is the fastest method of adding a Bluetooth wireless data link to an embedded product.
Commenting on the new product range, Christos Papakyriacou, Managing Director, Alpha Micro Components, said, “Laird’s range of products is designed to add the best possible wireless solution with the minimum effort or development time. Whatever the requirement, we are now in a position to offer state of the art wireless connectivity. Development kits and tools come as standard with all modules, as well as a global Field Application Engineer (FAE) network and technical support resources to assist developers in launching their products faster.”