1996 - 2016
BSEE - KB3UON
RF Cafe began life in 1996 as "RF Tools" in an AOL screen name web space totaling 2 MB. Its primary purpose was to provide me with ready access to commonly needed formulas and reference material while performing my work as an RF system and circuit design engineer. The Internet was still largely an unknown entity at the time and not much was available in the form of WYSIWYG ...
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In spite of its rather tumultuous beginnings, Bluetooth has emerged as a significant technology for short range connectivity. Now that the Holy Grail of a true System in Package (SIP) Bluetooth module is available, product designers no longer need to have RF expertise on-hand to successfully integrate Bluetooth into headsets, printers, PDAs, keyboards, mice, security systems, and a plethora of other applications. Way back in the late 1990s, when Bluetooth fist arrived in concept, a target price of $3 was proposed as the level at which adoption would be ubiquitous. We are finally there and indeed, Bluetooth technology is popping up all over the map. Even kids' toys are incorporating Bluetooth ICs. Here are some of the most prominent vendors of Bluetooth products to assist you in your own endeavors.
Apple - Bluetooth | Apple & Bluetooth hardware technologies.
| +46 46 272 18 00 | Sweden
Bluetooth Shareware | Bluetooth Remote Control, DialItNow!, LockItNow!BeamItNow!
Corp | 949-926-5000 | Irvine, CA
| 800-326-1688 | Fountain Valley, CA
| 972-583-0000 | Plano, TX
S.L. | 0034 942 29 13 45 | Santander, Spain
| +44 (0) 20 7524 7774 | London, U.K.
| 713-960-9611 | Houston, TX
GNOME Bluetooth Subsystem | In development as a prototype by Edd Dumbill, with the intention of being submitted to the GNOME desktop project. The software is free, licensed under the GPL.
Technology Group | 650-572-2700 | Redwood Shores,
Nokia | Bluetooth headsets.
| 408-503-7000 | Milpitas, CA
Ltd | +44 (0) 1799 533200 | UK
LLC | 314-209-9993 | Earth City, MO
| 336-664-1233 | Greensboro, NC
Round Solutions GmbH | +49 6102799280 | Neu-Isenburg,
Roving Networks | 408-395-6539 | Los Gatos,
Socket Communications | Offers complete Bluetooth solutions which cordlessly connect your Windows handheld, notebook or PC to other Bluetooth enhanced devices.