HomeKit sol'n targets Bluetooth Smart SoCs06 Jul 2015
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Nordic Semiconductor ASA has unleashed its HomeKit solution for the nRF51 series Bluetooth Smart SoCs. According to the company, the offering meets the HomeKit technical specifications to offer simplified development and accelerated time to market for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch enabled connected home products.
The SDK combined with the nRF51 Series Bluetooth Smart SoCs provides developers with a unique solution for HomeKit products that meets all requirements on size, power consumption and performance. A highly optimised solution, it enables single chip implementations, running HomeKit Accessory Protocol (HAP) and application firmware on the same chip. Designed for ultra-low power, it is the ideal solution for battery powered HomeKit products such as door locks and thermostats. With the nRF51 SDK for HomeKit, Nordic is expanding the reach of its nRF51 series Bluetooth Smart SoCs into the next generation of connected home products.
Released with iOS 8 last year, HomeKit is a framework for the creation of products and apps that will give a secure and consistent user experience when using an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to interact with smart products in our homes. Such products could include LED lighting control, climate control and other household appliances. HomeKit supports voice control via Siri and HomeKit enabled apps.
The nRF51 SDK for HomeKit is available to verified MFI Licensees.
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