From the Wires
CSR Bluetooth® Smart Technology Powers New LG One Key Wireless Remote
By: Business Wire
Nov. 20, 2012 04:12 AM
CSR plc (LSE: CSR; NASDAQ: CSRE) today announced that CSR µEnergy®, its low energy technology for Bluetooth® Smart connectivity, is at the heart of the new One Key wireless smartphone remote control from LG Electronics. An accessory for LG’s new flagship Android® smartphone, the Optimus VU2 is an LG One Key remote that delivers a number of innovative capabilities and relies on the CSR1000™ single-mode Bluetooth low energy solution to achieve Bluetooth Smart wireless connectivity.
“The LG One Key remote control is a perfect example of the kind of mobile accessory innovation made possible by our leading µEnergy™ platform, giving LG a complete, optimised, low-energy solution with RF, baseband, microcontroller, qualified Bluetooth v4.0 stack and customer application running on a single chip,” said Paul Williamson, Director of µEnergy Marketing, CSR. “LG is clearly at the forefront of the emerging Bluetooth Smart revolution, and we are excited that this Tier-One OEM chose our µEnergy platform to power this groundbreaking accessory for their flagship Android smartphone.”
The LG One Key Bluetooth Smart remote control provides exciting new ways for consumers to interact with their smartphones. Going beyond simple Find Me and Proximity applications, which are provided, the LG One Key remote offers several exciting new capabilities, including the ability to trigger the smartphone’s camera shutter to make taking self-portraits and group photos a snap, as well as remotely controlling music selection and playback while the smartphone is sitting in a speaker dock. And because of the µEnergy platform’s industry-leading low-power operation, consumers can enjoy using the LG One Key remote for years on a single coin cell battery.
CSR worked closely with LG software developers to create the unique capabilities of the LG One Key remote and was able to jumpstart the task by basing much of it on the sample applications provided with the CSR µEnergy SDK, helping LG to bring their Bluetooth Smart accessory to market quickly and efficiently. The CSR µEnergy SDK provides support for a broad range of accessories out of the box with the flexibility to innovate by easily adding features when developing new accessories.
The CSR µEnergy platform addresses the needs of ultra low-power connected devices by unlocking the potential of the Bluetooth low energy standard and providing everything required to create a Bluetooth Smart accessory such as the LG One Key remote control. The CSR µEnergy platform has been optimised to support only Bluetooth low energy features, allowing products to be tiny, cost-effective and power-efficient, and may be used in simple sensors such as step-counting foot pods, heart rate monitors or key fobs, as well as in more complex low-power devices such as watches, keyboards and remote controls.
CSR is a global provider of innovative silicon and software solutions for the location-aware, media-rich, cloud-connected world. Our platforms are optimised for the automotive navigation and infotainment, digital cameras and imaging, connected home infotainment and wireless audio markets. We provide solutions to complex problems in the audio-visual, connectivity and location technology domains across a broad range of markets, with a technology portfolio that includes GPS/GNSS systems, Bluetooth®, Wi-Fi®, FM, NFC, aptX® and CVC™ audio codecs, JPEG, MPEG, H.264 imaging, PDL printing, microcontrollers, DSPs and broadband receivers. CSR's technology solutions and market platforms enable its customers to deliver a superior user experience and are adopted by leaders in the auto, computer, home and mobile markets. More information can be found at www.csr.com. Keep up to date with CSR on our technical blog or CSR people blog, YouTube, Facebook or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CSR_plc
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This press release contains certain statements (including statements concerning plans and objectives of management for future operations or performance, or assumptions related thereto) that are not historical facts and constitute ‘forward looking statements’ within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 in relation to CSR µEnergy® and other CSR products and technology, and their performance characteristics in LG’s One Key wireless smartphone remote control and other consumer electronic products, and other future events and their potential effects on CSR. These forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as ‘will,’ ‘can deliver,’ offers', 'allows', 'to enhance,’ ‘enables,’ 'designed to' and other similar expressions regarding the performance characteristics of CSR µEnergy® and other CSR products and technology, and their performance characteristics in consumer electronics products, and their potential effects on CSR. Any future release of CSR µEnergy® or other CSR products and technology or consumer electronics products containing such technology, related products or modifications to such products’ capability, functionality or features are subject to ongoing evaluation by CSR and its customers, and may or may not be implemented and should not be considered firm commitments by CSR or its customers and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Such forward-looking statements represent the current expectations and beliefs of management of CSR, and are based upon numerous assumptions regarding CSR’s business strategies and the environment in which CSR will operate and therefore involve a number of known and unknown risks, contingencies, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of CSR, including, but not limited to, those detailed from time to time in CSR’s periodic reports (whether under the caption Risk Factors or Forward Looking Statements or elsewhere), which are available at the SEC’s web site http://www.sec.gov. Each forward looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof. CSR does not undertake to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained herein, otherwise than required by law.
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