Wristband alerts wearer to social distancing parameters

To ensure social distancing is maintained in the work environment, Tended offers a wristband with sensors that alert the wearer to what is a safe, social distance to safeguard employees in construction, manufacturing, infrastructure and logistics.

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Rutronik UK introduces development kit for Nordic’s SoC nRF5340

A preview development kit (PDK) from Nordic Semiconductor is now available at Rutronik UK. Developers can test and evaluate designs based on the dual processor SoC. The nRF5340 supports Bluetooth Low Energy, Bluetooth 5.1 and Bluetooth 5, as well as Bluetooth mesh, Thread, Zigbee, NFC, ANT, 802.15.4 and 2,4GHz proprietary.

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Bluetooth wristband could slow the spread of Covid-19

Spanish engineering company, Accent Systems, has developed a Covid-19 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wristband that could help contain and prevent the accelerated spread of the virus by high accuracy contact tracing of any individuals who test positive for the disease. This course of action, Accent says, could avoid many large-scale lockdowns as only individuals at risk of contracting the virus would be required to go into quarantine.

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Bluetooth audio SoCs are for compact ear buds

Developed for ear buds and hearable devices, the QCC5141 is a low power, premium tier, Bluetooth audio SoC. It is available in a BGA package from Qualcomm. Power consumption is around 5mA A2DP stream.

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