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For short-rangewireless communication, Short Range Wireless (SRW), there are various technologies such as Near Field Communication (NFC), which is in the centimeter range, Short Range Devices (SRD), Bluetooth, which is used for distances up to 10 m, and Wibree, another technology developed by Nokia, which is also used in the home, but is characterized by much lower energy consumption than Bluetooth.

Wibree is aimed at wireless data exchange between keyboards and mice, watches and sensors, such as those used in sporting environments or in robots. Communication takes place between the aforementioned devices and the mobile phone or desktop. Transmission takes place in the ISM band at 2.4 GHz with a data rate of up to 1 Mbit/s. The bridgeable distance is 10 m. The Wibree approach is aimed at either a single-chip solution or a dual-chip solution with integrated Bluetooth functions.

In June 2007, the Wibree Forum handed over the Wibree technology to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BSIG), which is driving standardization under the name Ultra Low Power Bluetooth (ULP).

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Englisch: Wibree
Updated at: 02.07.2007
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