Specifically, Nordic is utilizing Skyworks’ family of fully-integrated front-end products in conjunction with their multi-protocol system-on-chip (SoC) for Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) and emerging Bluetooth® 5 applications. Together, the combined platform provides superior efficiency ─ making it ideal for battery-powered Internet of Things (IoT) devices ─ while delivering a 4x range advantage for connected home and outdoor usage cases.
Bluetooth® LE is a critical protocol for IoT, given its upgraded communication capabilities and minimal power consumption requirements. Bluetooth® 5 further enhances benefits and supports additional breakthrough features such as extended ranges, higher data throughputs and improved co-existence, all key elements in an increasingly dense network.
According to a recent report from ABI Research, Bluetooth® LE devices are forecasted to reach over 1.6 billion annual shipments by 2023, representing a 27 percent compound annual growth rate between 2018 and 2023 ─ or tripling in size.