Radicom Research's Bluetooth Hardware Wins Prestigious Industry Award

RB510 Bluetooth audio module selected as 2012 ECN Reader's Choice Tech Award winner

San Jose, CA - Radicom Research, a modem industry leader, announced today that ECN Magazine awarded its RB510 Audio Bluetooth Module the 2012 ECN Readers' Choice Tech Award. With complete DSP and other key features, the RB510's combination of performance and power efficiency made it the standout selection in the Audio Bluetooth Module category.

"The Reader's Choice awards from ECN Magazine act as a measuring stick for the industry, and we're very honored that the RB510 has won one," says Alex Tsau, VP of Operations at Radicom Research. "Our goal is to continually push the envelope for function, quality, and efficiency, and the RB510 is a perfect example of this."

The RB510 series of Embedded Bluetooth Module for OEMs comes with complete DSP, stereo CODEC, flash and antenna for superior audio quality, power consumption, and radio performance. The use of an embedded DSP core - an open-platform digital signal coprocessor - provides added value to any application, allowing for product-enhancing features such as advanced audio decoding (MP3, AAC, AAC+), speech recognition, text-to-speech, echo cancellation, and noise reduction.

"The RB510 is designed for flexibility across a wide range of situations: media players, mobile phones, desktop computers, tablets, and more, all up to a distance of 10 meters," says Tsau. "Thanks to advanced features such as text-to-speech and noise reduction, it's perfect for both commercial and industrial use."

The RB510 is Bluetooth V.2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) compliant for increased throughput, reduced battery consumption, and improved security. It provides faster pairing and allows superior performance in the presence of interference from 802.11 (WiFi) wireless devices and other 2.4GHz radios. In addition, the RB510's 5Mbits of on-board flash memory allows for easy loading of OEM-specific parameters and Bluetooth data link across embedded applications.

Available Platforms:

· RB510: Surface mount PCB module with on-board antennas built in

· RB510HM: DIP, through-hole module with HM (1"x1") footprint and U.FL connector built in for antenna cable attachment (enables flexible antenna location)


· High Quality Stereo Headsets

· High Quality Mono Headsets

· Bluetooth Speakers

· AV Transmitters

· Bluetooth Car Kits

· MP3 Players

· Audio Dongles


· Bluetooth 2.1+EDR support

· UART / SPI interfaces

· Small sizes: 0.89" x 0.59" x 0.08" (RB510)

· Class 2, 4dBm transmission power

· A2DP, HFP / HSP support, HID (optional)

· Audio / Video profiles support

· 8Mbits flash memory on board

· Secure communications with 128-bit encryption (optional)

· On-board antenna

· Support 802.11 wireless coexistence

· -40°C to +85°C extended temperature operating

· RoHS compliant

· FCC, IC and CE pending

Pricing & Availability:

RB510 & RB510HM are now available with prices starting at US$13.00 in quantity of 1,000 ea (RB510). Bulk discounts are available for higher OEM volume requests.

Custom Engineering:

Radicom Research's focus on embedded module-based data communications products for OEMs has resulted in a reputation for design excellence and product flexibility. Our Bluetooth team can modify the code and re-layout any product in the family to a custom footprint and deliver working samples in only two to three weeks.

About Radicom Research:

Founded in 1993, Radicom Research develops reliable, quality, easily integrated dial-up and wireless modems at competitive prices. Headquartered in San Jose, California with offshore manufacturing capabilities, Radicom specializes in designing and manufacturing embedded modem modules for OEM, including design modifications and custom products to meet specific requirements and unique needs.

OEMS and product designers are invited to contact Radicom Research for consultation and assistance in implementing Radicom's Bluetooth modem modules to efficiently meet their system applications.


Alex Tsau,
VP Operations

Radicom Research, Inc.

Phone: 408-383-9006 x 112

E-mail: atsau@radi.com

Website: http://www.radi.com/

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