The phrase, “time is money,” may be cliché, but in the current economic scenario, where every millisecond lost translates into lost dollars, low latency applications have become a top priority. Such applications, when coupled with low energy devices, could well turn out to be a major competitive differentiator.
Thus, the introduction of Melody-Smart, a BlueCreation off-the-shelf solution that enables wireless developers to develop a Bluetooth low energy device in the minimum time , ensuring the lowest latency and lowest power consumption, should come as a welcome respite.
While power consumption can be as low as a few micro-amps on a connected link, the latency is stated to be as low at two microseconds for a Melody-Smart module to Melody-Smart-module connection. The latency to connect to an iOS device can be as low as 10microseconds.
The software solution is regarded as a complete package with firmware running on the module and application running on the iOS. As soon as the module receives simple AT commands, these are passed on to the application without the user having to worry about how it is handled and how it communicates with the mobile device.
The simple command-based interface Melody Smart offers is a generic profile that controls all the GPIOs, and allows connection to an application. It also provides the ability to build robust apps without worrying over the link. These are huge plus points for wireless developers.
“Melody-Smart sets a new industry benchmark for the industry, and represents the latest example of the continuous innovation and integration BlueCreation is pursuing to enable customers to develop wireless products in an easy, affordable and competitive fashion” noted James Binar, product marketing manager at BlueCreation.
Will Melody-Smart be the complete answer to wireless developers struggling to resolve their latency and power consumption issues, and will it live up to its promise of faster wireless products?
Edited by Braden Becker