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2.4 Connect: What's new with Bluetooth® 5.0?

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Date: September 7, 2018

The new Bluetooth 5 standard brings 3 new key features including:

  1. Long range mode: Get 4x the range and extend into full home/building coverage
  2. High speed mode: 2x data throughout and faster over-the-air downloads
  3. Advertising extensions: Reduce load on advertising channels and inititate long-range connections

These new features enable new applications like industrial automation (i.e. Smart Home, Smart Building) and automotive, using your smartphone as a key.  TI's SimpleLink™ Bluetooth low energy CC2640R2F is the smallest SoC in the market with a 2.7mm x 2.7mm footprint and part of the SimpleLink MCU Platform of wired and wireless MCUs.

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