EtherMind Bluetooth is now available by MindTree Ltd

MindTree Ltd., a global IT solutions company and a leading provider of Bluetooth® Intellectual Property (IP) solutions, today announced the launch of its EtherMind Bluetooth low energy stack on the quad-radio, single-chip WiLink™ 7.0 solution from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).

MindTree's Bluetooth low energy stack enables a low-power and interoperable wireless communication between a mobile phone and its accessories, opening up a new set of interesting use cases like caller ID displays on watches and data transfers from health devices to the Internet via mobile phones. The Bluetooth low energy stack supports a broad range of profiles, including PUID, time and network availability, which will drive a new breed of mobile applications across a variety of markets. Utilizing the stack's maturity and benefits, TI's WiLink 7.0 solution will allow eager developers to get WiLink 7.0 solution-based designers off the ground more quickly and efficiently.

MindTree's Bluetooth low energy stack, which has been validated at various UnPlug Fests, is optimized for low-memory footprint and has APIs that enable easy integration with the resident applications on the platform. The stack is built on clean abstraction layers and is written in ANSI C, enabling easy portability onto a variety of operating systems and platforms.
"The development of MindTree's Bluetooth low energy stack is another milestone in our global leadership in Bluetooth technology," said MindTree President and CEO, R&D Services, Vinod P. Deshmukh. "This was made possible by our deep rooted collaboration with TI, which has resulted in the launch of numerous successful technology solutions."

"TI works closely with its ecosystem partners like MindTree to achieve the milestones that will enable the next round of eye-catching devices and applications," said Eran Sandhaus, director of marketing, wireless connectivity solutions group, TI. "MindTree and TI hold unique positions at the forefront of Bluetooth low energy development with support for both single- and dual-mode solutions, and today's advancement will speed the development process for designers working with our WiLink 7.0 solution. As a key enabler of Bluetooth low energy technology in our ecosystem, MindTree helps our customers turn mobile devices into robust 'gateways,' spurring boundless connections to other devices."

MindTree's Bluetooth stack and profiles are qualified for Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and have been proven in multiple products for interoperability and robustness by world-leading companies like NEC Corporation, GN Netcom and Logitech. The products include headsets, handsets and automotive infotainment platforms.

MindTree's Bluetooth low energy stack, based on the draft specification from the Bluetooth SIG, will be demonstrated for the first time at the Mobile World Congress 2010 on February 15 and 16 in Barcelona, in TI's booth (8A84, Hall 8). The stack will be demonstrated along with TI's WiLink 7.0 single-chip solution, running the Android operating system communicating with a gaming device based on TI's CC254x single mode Bluetooth Low Energy solution.


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