We all know that the technology is getting advanced every day. New computing and telecommunication devices are introduced daily. As they’re introduced, lots of ways are being introduced for their connectivity. Earlier the solution was connecting through cable. However, currently everything goes wireless, by using technologies like Bluetooth, Infrared. Wi-Fi etc, as wireless makes the life easier and reduces the cost of cables.
One of them is Wibree technology. Wibree technology enhances other local connectivity technologies, taking only a fraction of the power compared to other such radio technologies, enables smaller and less expensive concepts and being simple to integrate with Bluetooth to connect a large range of devices easily and wirelessly.
Now let us see some of the requirements that are required for a wireless application:
- Data rate
- Battery life
- Quality of Service
- Qualification and Approval
Both Wibree and Bluetooth permit devices to communicate via short-range radio signals. In fact Bluetooth are often used to perform a range of tasks, as well as sharing files between a pc and a PDA, downloading an address book into a cell phone from a pc, and sending a signal from a remote control to a TV.
It needs that a low-cost transceiver chip be included in every device. A technology referred to as frequency-hopping spread spectrum permits devices to communicate even in areas with severe electromagnetic interference (EMI). Built-in encoding and authentication is provided.
One of the most important aspects of Wibree is that it envisages dual-mode chips which will support both Bluetooth and Wibree. In Addition, this symbiotic existence is essential to Wibree’s success. In Addition, there’ll even be single-mode Wibree chips that provide low power operation, which can modify a wide variety of devices to speak to these dual mode chips. Moreover the majority of Bluetooth chips shipped by 2008 can include Wibree dual mode functionality, effectively for free; it implies that by the end of 2009 there could be over 100 million Wibree enabled handsets in existence.
It is a method which means Wibree can redefine the speed at which a new wireless technology will be rolled out into the market. All existing records, both in wireless technologies and consumer goods are set to be overturned when Wibree leaves the beginning blocks.
Because low power, personal Wibree devices are ready to communicate with handsets, it implies that in time every mobile becomes a Wibree gateway to the mobile network. Therefore every Wibree device will communicate with the internet, permitting data to be sent backwards and forwards. And because the information rates are low, the cost of this information transfer will be a negligible portion of the user‘s monthly phone contract.
Wibree is the initial wireless technology to solve the requirements in a single solution
- Average and ultra low peak power consumption in both idle and active modes.
- Ultra low price & small size for accessories & human interface devices (HID)
- Lowest cost & size addition to mobile phones & PCs
- Intuitive, Global & secure multi-vendor interoperability
Now let us see some of the advantages of using Wibree technology:
- Long battery life
- Low power consumption
- It uses same frequency of Bluetooth
- Implementation is inexpensive
- More energy efficient
- Chip size is small