BlueCreation launches MiniStak
BlueCreation today introduced MiniStak, the smallest portable protocol stack with dual mode capabilities (Classic Bluetooth and Smart Bluetooth), most easily portable solution available for developing low power, smallest footprint and lowest Bill of Material (BOM) cost Bluetooth accessories and devices. Available now, Ministak reduces overall system Bluetooth BOM cost by up to 90%; its easy integration tools and Smart Bluetooth profile creation algorithm allows OEMs to create the smallest form factors, less expensive devices for a wide range of products and bring them to market more quickly.
“The ministak 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 product in an easy, affordable and competitive fashion” said James Binar, Product Marketing Manager at BlueCreation.
Smallest memory and MIPs requirements
Ministak fits in 32kbytes of Flash memory. This includes the Classic Bluetooth, Smart Bluetooth and the Serial PortProfile all combined. MiniStak uses as low as 800 bytes of memory when only running Smart Bluetooth and 4kbytes of memory when using SPP and Classic Bluetooth. Ministak runs on low power 16bit processor with a simple scheduler.
Smallest Hardware Footprint
By using Ministak, customers can design their devices using small integrated 16bit processor and Bluetooth HCI ROM chips. This can reduce the footprint by up to 60% compared to traditional designs that need to run the stack on a separate processor. This allows very small form factors for fitness devices and wearable products. An HCI ROM chip size is typically in the 3mm x 3mm range.
An HCI ROM Bluetooth chip is typically about 90% lower in cost than a typical Bluetooth module. By integrating Ministak, customers can reduce the overall BOM of a typical Bluetooth wireless device by about 50%.
Faster, Easier Software Development
Developers will appreciate the MiniStak easy porting tools, simple API and particularly the included Profile Tool which allows to build Smart Bluetooth custom profiles in minutes using a Python script.
Availability and Pricing
The Ministak passes the Bluetooth specification tests for certification. It is available now for production. Please contact BlueCreation for pricing and other information.
BlueCreation is a software and consulting company focused on the Blueototh and Wi-Fi areas and thier interations with Smartphone and Tablets (including iPhone, iPas and Android devices) and other similar equipment. More information can be found at www.blue-creation.com