Enabling Wireless Connectivity in Energy-Efficient IoT Designs with Bluetooth Smart IP
By Manuel Mota, Product Marketing Manager, Bluetooth IP
Wireless connectivity is a key requirement for IoT applications ranging from edge devices to gateways to the cloud. This article discusses how integrating Bluetooth® Smart (also known as Bluetooth Low Energy) IP enables energy-efficient Internet of Things (IoT) edge designs, while adding wireless connectivity.
IoT edge devices use wireless connectivity to allow an entry point into the core network to move data and process it in the Cloud. Synopsys is focused on two application segments within edge devices. The first is wearables for infotainment and fitness and health. The second is machine-to-machine applications such as smart appliances, safety and security devices and smart city/metering.
Each application presents a unique challenge to system-on-chip (SoC) designers and is driving innovation in the semiconductor market. Requirements such as wireless connectivity, security, energy efficiency and sensor processing are bringing innovative IoT designs to the market (Figure 1).