Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


JavaScript engine for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi development

27 March 2019 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

In addition to the established u-connectXpress, previously known as u-blox connectivity software, u-blox’ connectivity software offering now also includes u-connectScript.

The extended software series further simplifies wireless Bluetooth and Wi-Fi device development, enabling embedded script applications in the module while reducing complexity.

Comprising over 130 standard and u-blox specific AT commands, u-connectXpress lets developers configure device connectivity without having to write and test complex code. u-connectScript, the second pillar of the u connect series, is based on the JavaScript programming language, widely adopted and with a short learning curve. It uses simple syntax to allow device developers to quickly embed Bluetooth applications right onto the module without requiring extensive experience in embedded systems programming.

Developers write their applications using u-blox’ integrated development environment (IDE) or any other text editor of their choice. u-connectScript leverages the concept of u-connect streams to efficiently manage data flows between wireless and physical interfaces. This ensures that power consumption and performance of the resulting application remain on par with traditionally developed embedded applications, contrary to other script solutions available in the market.

Security is fundamental to all professional applications and is handled behind the scenes when using any member of the u-connect software series. Secure boot ensures that devices only boot up in the presence of original certified software. u-connect further ensures a high level of link and data security with support for Wi-Fi enterprise security (e.g. EAP TLS), IP end-to-end security (e.g. TLS) and LE secure connections for Bluetooth.

Applications developed for u-connectXpress or u-connectScript can be reused across the entire product line and are forward compatible with new product generations.

For more information contact Andrew Hutton, RF Design, +27 21 555 8400, andrew@rfdesign.co.za, www.rfdesign.co.za



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