In spite of its rather tumultuous beginnings,
Bluetooth has emerged as a significant technology for short range connectivity.
Now that the Holy Grail of a true System in Package (SIP) Bluetooth module is available,
product designers no longer need to have RF expertise on-hand to successfully integrate
Bluetooth into headsets, printers, PDAs, keyboards, mice, security systems, and
a plethora of other applications. Way back in the late 1990s, when Bluetooth fist
arrived in concept, a target price of $3 was proposed as the level at which adoption
would be ubiquitous. We are finally there and indeed, Bluetooth technology is popping
up all over the map. Even kids' toys are incorporating Bluetooth ICs. Here are some
of the most prominent vendors of Bluetooth products to assist you in your own endeavors.
Apple - Bluetooth | Apple &
Bluetooth hardware technologies.
Axis Communications | +46
46 272 18 00 | Sweden
Axis has developed a Bluetooth driver for Linux that can
be used both in our ETRAX boards as well as on an ordinary Linux PC. The code is
released under AXIS OpenBT Stack license and is available at Sourceforge.
| Bluetooth Remote Control, DialItNow!, LockItNow!BeamItNow!
Broadcom Corp | 949-926-5000
| Irvine, CA
Manufacturer of semiconductors for wired and wireless communications
including Bluetooth, cable, cellular, consumer electronics, data/telecom networks,
DSL, enterprise networking, mobile multimedia, satellite, voice over IP (VoIP),
and wireless LAN.
D-Link | 800-326-1688 | Fountain
Wireless USB Bluetooth adapters.
Ericsson | 972-583-0000
| Plano, TX
Article - Bluetooth Wireless technology.
Erzia Technologies S.L. |
1-202-899-9709 | Washington, DC
0034 942 29 13 45 | Santander, Spain
communications and RF equipment supplier for space and satellite communications,
specializing in developing and manufacturing custom equipments for specific requirements,
systems design & integration.
everything RF | 312-436-0084
Find RF & microwave components, equipment and services - 216,401 products
from over 1143 manufacturers listed in 275 categories. Download hundreds of vendor
white papers. Test equipment amplifiers, antennas, attenuators, bias-Ts, & terminations,
RF connectors & adapters, RF filters, power combiners, couplers, & dividers,
RF switches, waveguide, Bluetooth & RFID.
FlexiPanel | +44 (0)
20 7524 7774 | London, U.K.
Bluetooth & ZigBee remote control modules for
FrogPad | 713-960-9611
| Houston, TX
GNOME Bluetooth Subsystem
| In development as a prototype by Edd Dumbill, with the intention of being submitted
to the GNOME desktop project. The software is free, licensed under the GPL.
Kensington Technology Group
| 650-572-2700 | Redwood Shores, CA
PocketMouse - Precision optical tracking
with the wireless freedom of Bluetooth.
Palm | 408-503-7000 | Milpitas,
Bluetooth Wireless Technology for Personal Area Networks.
Plextek Ltd | +44 (0) 1799
533200 | UK
Custom electronic product and system design including multi-media
GSM/GPRS handsets, Bluetooth based hands-free car kits, RF power amplifier modules,
various full custom GaAs MMICs.
RadTech LLC | 314-209-9993
| Earth City, MO
Bluetooth optical mice, adapters.
RFMD | 336-664-1233 | Greensboro,
Supplier of high-performance radio systems and solutions including AMPS, MMIC,
Bluetooth, TDMA, CDMA, W-CDMA, GSM/DCS/PCS, WLAN.
Round Solutions GmbH
| +49 6102799280 | Neu-Isenburg, Germany
Manufacturer and distributor of customised
embedded, PCB and standard GSM/UMTS/WIFI/GPS antenna, Cellular modems, GPS module
with integrated antennas and RF cables. Bluetooth, WIFI and ISM RF module for embedded
applications and M2M products and free services please check www.track4free.com
| 408-395-6539 | Los Gatos, CA
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth modules and dongles.
Studios | China, USA
Systems and components for a wide range of
electronic projects commonly undertaken by the Maker community of experimenters
and inventors. RF functional modules (GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, NFC), sensors
(V, I, T, strain), robotic components, etc.
Offers complete Bluetooth solutions which cordlessly connect your Windows handheld,
notebook or PC to other Bluetooth enhanced devices.