21 Oct '15, 10am

Dialog BLE kit connects home accessories #business

Dialog BLE kit connects home accessories #business

Dialog BLE devkit connects home accessories the Apple way Initial pairing set up takes 4.5 seconds and pair-verify, which occurs whenever an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch issues a command, takes 250 ms. The DA14580 comes in a 2.5 x 2.5 mm package and has a peak current of under 5 mA. "HomeKit is unifying smart home accessories with a common set of controls, user interface elements and end-to-end encryption which is an important step for the home automation market," says Dialog's Sean McGrath. Apple's HomeKit approach is based on the concept of “Setting up a Home”, which involves Rooms, Zones, and Homes. Any number of accessories are associated with a particular Room in a particular Home, such as “Kitchen”, and Zones are simply a number of Rooms. There is also the concept of Scenes, which is a way to adjust multiple devices simultaneously. Apple HomeKit-enabled hardware access...

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