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Bluetooth Low Energy Serial: A Valid Design Strategy?

At some point in developing a connected product for BLE, you may have wondered, "Where is the serial profile?" Maybe you assumed that you missed it while scrolling through the long lists of profiles on the Bluetooth SIG’s website. Or, maybe you never looked, preferring the faster method of implementing the serial API provided by your chipset. Either way, no official Bluetooth profiles support a serial Rx/Tx pair.  So, is Serial over…
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Meet the Team – Alec Letourneau

At Punch Through, we encourage everyone to proudly be themselves and want you to know the people behind the work that we’re so proud of. That’s why we launched our “Meet the Team” series, where we introduce you to one of our team members…
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Meet the Team – Erin Moore

At Punch Through, we encourage everyone to proudly be themselves and want you to know the people behind the work that we’re so proud of. That’s why we launched our “Meet the Team” blog post series, where we introduce you to one of our team…
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Meet the Team – Louis Barrett

We encourage everyone to proudly be themselves and want you to know the people behind the work that we're so proud of. That's why we are launching a "Meet the Team" blog post series, which highlights one of our team members.  Meet Louis,…
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Meet the Team – Karel Kalthoff

We encourage everyone to proudly be themselves and want you to know the people behind the work that we're so proud of. That's why we are launching a "Meet the Team" blog post series, which highlights one of our team members.  Meet Karel,…
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4 Tips to Make Android BLE Actually Work

Android development is hard, and it's no thanks to its relatively fragmented ecosystem and having a million OEM’s out there. Throw BLE—which is extremely hardware and Bluetooth spec. dependent!—into the mix and the platform's behavior becomes…
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CoreNFC – The Missing Link

Near-field communication (NFC) is standardized by ISO/IEC 18092. While not a new technology it has become more important with the proliferation of mobile devices. Phone manufacturers have increasingly begun to incorporate NFC hardware in their…