Blue Square Technologies (Pty) Limited is a leading technology company specializing in design and development of innovative, cost effective, and easy to use wireless connectivity solutions for OEMs. At present, the company delivers wireless networking solutions to enable PCs, PDAs, access points, mobile phones, car-radios and headsets with Bluetooth™ wireless technology. We have the clear vision of providing highly integrated, yet flexible Bluetooth hardware and software solutions using cost effective approaches. Blue Square Technologies has been an Associate Member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) since November 2002. This level of membership allows Blue Square Technologies to have early access and give advice to Bluetooth specifications during the ongoing development of the technology. Blue Square Technologies was founded in January 2000 and headquartered in the CSIR Campus, Pretoria. The Blue Square Technologies team is imbued with a true innovation culture and equipped with expertise in high-tech development. Its key attribute is its in-depth knowledge of wireless communication technologies and embedded system development. Since the outset of its establishment, Blue Square Technologies has attracted bright young researchers and professionals from a wide range of backgrounds such as RF, digital electronics, application software, communication protocol, and embedded system design. Since established, Blue Square Technologies has been forming joint ventures, and establishing partnerships & strategic alliances, with other corporations to produce featured products, and to develop & penetrate the global market. To be a leading corporation in the world of providing innovative, cost effective and easy to use wireless connectivity solutions and products for OEMs. What is Bluetooth™ is a revolutionary wireless technology that eliminates inconvenient cables and connections between digital devices. It allows mobile phones, palm PCs, notebooks computers, and other devices to communicate and interact in an automatic, secure, and effective fashion. Bluetooth is supported by more than 2000 companies worldwide including industry leaders such as 3Com, Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Lucent, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and Toshiba. The radio operates in the 2.4 GHz frequency band. Since the frequency band is unlicensed and is accessible virtually across the entire world, deploying and utilizing Bluetooth is very simple and unrestricted. Bluetooth is entering many different market segments, such as mobile phones, notebooks, desktop PCs, palm PCs, printers, digital cameras, MP3 players, and other consumer electronic devices. Bluetooth is the only leading wireless technology available now for deployment in small, truly mobile devices, such as PDAs and mobile phones. As a result of global acceptance, and massive and growing industry support, independent research groups such as Frost & Sullivan and Cahners In-Stat estimate that shipments of Bluetooth-enabled electronic devices will exceed a billion units within just a few years. Bluetooth is unique due to its cost effectiveness, low power consumption, integrated voice and data support, guaranteed device inter-operability, and flexible connection range (from 10 to 100 meters). Bluetooth radio operates in the globally available 2.45 GHz frequency band, which ensures worldwide compatibility. Antenna is one of the most important components of wireless communication systems. If the antenna design is good, the communication distance will be improved. However, small antenna design is not a simple job. Matters that are in close proximity to easily affect the performance and characteristics of small antennas. Based on our couple years of research experience, Blue Square Technologies has developed a family of low-profile antennas that are well suited for Bluetooth and other applications. With the aid of some sophisticated full-wave analysis software and advanced antenna measurement techniques, Blue Square Technologies can develop high performance antennas efficiently. 3D full wave analysis of a microstrip patch antenna Radiation pattern of a microstrip patch antenna Surface current of a mobile phone handset Blue Square Technology’s Bluetooth module which is embedded with all the electronic that are complied with Bluetooth RF and baseband requirements. Printed circuits such as stripline filters and microstrip transmission lines are implemented to minimize the material cost. Highly integrated transceivers are required as the push for smaller and more advanced RF systems emerge. Blue Square Technology’s Bluetooth module is fabricated from standard FR-4 material to ensure minimum fabrication cost. The impact from losses incurred is offset by minimization of all critical trace lengths; coupled with a higher degree of integration that modern technology affords. The module consists of six layers of printed circuit. The inner layers can be used to embed filters and resonators structures. Active circuits are attached to the outer layers to develop high performance RF circuits. Advanced CAD tools together with high-frequency measurement techniques are used to optimize the performance of the module. The design objectives are small size, low-power consumption and compliance to Bluetooth requirements. Computer simulations of a two-stage low-noise amplifier at 2.4 GHz Impedance analysis of the low-noise amplifier *CPP - Cordless Phone Profile, LAP - LAN Access Profile, BPDA - Bluetooth PDA, BPCA - Bluetooth PC Adaptor, NB - Notebook, BNB - Bluetooth Notebook, DC - Desktop Computer, BCP - Bluetooth Cordless Phone, BMP - Bluetooth Mobile Phone, ISP - Internet Service Provide, BIS - Bluetooth Internet Sharer, FTP - File Transfer Profile, SYNP - Synchronization Profile, OBEXP- Object Exchange Profile, FAXP - Fax Profile, HSP - Headset Profile, DUP -Dialup Networking Profile Technical Solution Provider/Partner; Blue Square Technologies provides various kinds of wireless communication solutions and complete reference designs ranging from VHF to GHz frequencies, from analogue to digital, from module to embedded system, with unparalleled technical support for manufacturers Our services are designed to help you reduce development risk and shorten time to market for your products. If you are interested in developing wireless communication products, we are your best partners because our highly capable, experienced and motivated R&D team will pull together to translate the inventiveness into real products with great customer satisfaction. Why Blue Square Technologies? We have the HIGH QUALITY engineers and professionals who are well-trained elite from University and with years of experience in industry. There is RF, baseband analog & digital engineers in our team to carry out high-tech R&D. They expert in their particular technical areas; ease of production and cost minimization are also their major concerns. Therefore, we could provide a total commitment to product quality, and a dedication to responding to customers' need. CSR (Cambridge Silicon Radio) Blue Square Technologies is accredited to be the preferred supplier of CSR under the partnership agreement. 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Casting, grinding, milling and even lithography move atoms in great thundering statistical herds. It's like trying to make things out of LEGO blocks with boxing gloves on your hands. Yes, you can push the LEGO blocks into great heaps and pile them up, but you can't really snap them together the way you'd like. In the future, nanotechnology will let us take off the boxing gloves. We'll be able to snap together the fundamental building blocks of nature easily, inexpensively and in most of the ways permitted by the laws of physics. This will be essential if we are to continue the revolution in computer hardware beyond about the next decade, and will also let us fabricate an entire new generation of products that are cleaner, stronger, lighter, and more precise. Why ? 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