CSR and Canon i-tech have agreed to jointly provide complete Bluetooth solutions to their customers. As part of CSR's Partner Program, Canon i-tech has worked with CSR to commit to providing a series of development kits to enable customers designing Bluetooth products the fastest route to market. The Canon PF-6070HFP (Hands Free Profile) and the Canon PF-6070PAN (Personal Area Network) are the first development kits to be launched as a result of this agreement and are now available.
By combining CSR's expertise in Bluetooth silicon with Canon i-tech's experience in Bluetooth software, the partnership is set to provide customers with the highest performance complete Bluetooth solution on the market. Already, the two companies have worked together to produce the PF-6070HFP and the PF-6070PAN, enabling consumer and automotive electronics manufacturers a fast and easy route to market. CSR's BlueCore chip united with Canon i-tech's UQB-Blue software will include the Bluetooth stack, profiles and customer application specifications all on-chip.
The CSR Partner Program is creating a collection of alliances with companies that can enable the most advanced and complete Bluetooth solutions. The third-party products offer a broad range of application software, development hardware and software and consulting services that will assist customers in accelerating their development efforts and reduce time to market.