AT4 wireless becomes the first worldwide Bluetooth® qualification test facility to provide Bluetooth® 3.0 qualification services

Date: Tue, 06/30/2009 - 18:26

AT4 wireless, continuing its innovative concept for wireless and mobile certification, today announced the qualification of the first Bluetooth 3.0 (with EDR) controller design tested in a Bluetooth qualification test facility (BQTF). It is also the first design qualified using a Bluetooth qualification expert (BQE)

AT4 wireless becomes the first worldwide Bluetooth® qualification test facility to provide Bluetooth® 3.0 qualification services

Manufacturers can come now to AT4 wireless facilities for Bluetooth 3.0 testing and qualification based on the latest Bluetooth 3.0 test specification, launched in April 2009. With this new service, AT4 wireless expands its coverage by adding this new Bluetooth 3.0 CORE version to its already wide and full scope testing and qualification services for Bluetooth 1.2/2.0/2.0+EDR/2.1/2.1+EDR/3.0 technologies.
This first Bluetooth 3.0 enabled product qualified using AT4 facilities is the NaviLink™ 6.0 (NL5500) solution from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). TI’s NL5500 solution is the industry’s first single-chip that combines assisted global positioning satellite (A-GPS), Bluetooth®, as well as FM receive/transmit capabilities. TI used AT4 wireless services to quickly certify its solution to allow handset manufacturers to begin designing NaviLink-based products using the Bluetooth 3.0 standard. 
“We are very proud of such success, as we continue leading Bluetooth qualification activities being able to test and qualify the first Bluetooth 3.0 controller design in our facilities less than two months after the new core version was released. It is a clear example of our flexible capability to quickly and efficiently adapt our services to the Bluetooth technology evolution. We are very happy to work together with key Bluetooth players like TI to help them achieve their Bluetooth goals,” said Jose de la Plaza, AT4 wireless Telecommunications Laboratory Manager. “We expect to announce very soon our service extension to also cover high speed wireless LAN (802.11).”

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