Variscite has upgraded the Laird-based and Texas Instruments Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy components of its NXP-based System on Module portfolio to the latest Bluetooth standard as part of the company’s commitment to ensuring its line of SOMs remain the benchmark of reliability, performance, and price in the industry.

Variscite’s Laird Connectivity Sterling LWB modules have been certified to Bluetooth version 5.1 and Sterling-LWB5 to Bluetooth 5.2. Texas Instruments components have been certified to Bluetooth 5.1 as well. The upgrades were applied across the Variscite i.MX SoM line, including the i.MX8, i.MX6 and i.MX7 families, as well as several legacy TI modules.

“Variscite is continuously enhancing its product portfolio, and as such, we’ve worked with our WiFi/Bluetooth combo vendors to improve certification to the latest standard,” said Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales of Variscite. “This upgrade allows our customer base to list their end products as BT5 without having to change their own product hardware or software.”

Variscite offers a wide range of features, performance, size and cost options. The company’s i.MX8 series ranges from low-power and cost-sensitive System on Modules based on i.MX 8M Nano and i.MX 8M Mini, through the i.MX 8M and i.MX 8M Plus platforms, up to i.MX 8X and i.MX 8 platforms with advanced processing power, a wide range of interfaces and impressive multimedia performance. The i.MX6 series features low-power and cost-optimized platforms based on i.MX6UL/ i.MX6ULL/ i.MX6ULZ CPUs, through highly integrated solutions based on i.MX6 Solo, Dual Lite and Dual, up to high-performance i.MX6 Quad and QuadPlus processors with enhanced multimedia features. Both series are part of Variscite’s Pin2Pin System on Module families and allow designing a single carrier board to support the full scalability of the product family.

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