CSR announced its seventh generation BlueCore silicon. BlueCore7 is a single-chip solution that combines Bluetooth v2.1+EDR, Bluetooth low energy, eGPS (Enhanced Global Positioning System), and FM transmit and receive capabilities. The chip is intended to reduce the power, size, cost and complexity of adding multiple radios into a mobile phone. CSR has integrated Bluetooth low energy, eGPS and FM Tx and Rx technologies into BlueCore7 alongside Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR radio which delivers +1 dBm Tx and –91 dBm Rx. These changes help the device to extend the overall range and across-body performance. BlueCore7 includes the proprietary AuriStream voice codec, which produces the quality of a fixed line call when using a Bluetooth connection. BlueCore7 is sampling now in QFN and WLCSP packaging.
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