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Bluegiga Releases a New APx4 Wireless System-on-Module

November 13, 2012

electronica, MUNICH, November 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Bluegiga introduced today its new Wireless System-on-Module – Bluegiga APx4. The
APx4 is a low power wireless System-on-Module that has integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0,
ARM and Linux offering an ideal development platform for wireless gateways.

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The Bluegiga APx4 is a small form factor, low power System-on-Module, that includes
the latest wireless connectivity standards: 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. The APx4 is
based on Freescale’s i.MX28 processor family and runs an embedded Linux operating system
based on the Yocto Project[TM]. In addition to integrating the 454MHz ARM9 processor, the
wireless connectivity technologies and Linux operating system, the APx4 also includes with
several built in applications, such as the 802.11 and Bluetooth 4.0 stacks, Continua v.1.5
compliant IEEE manager and many more. This combination provides an ideal platform for
designing multi-radio wireless gateways that enables fast time-to-market and minimum R&D

“Integrating Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart Ready technologies into a single
platform is far from a trivial challenge – especially when these technologies need to
seamlessly co-exist. This is exactly what the APx4 accomplishes in addition to providing
an ARM9 based Linux platform that allows our customers to quickly and simply add their own
applications into it”, comments Mikko Savolainen, Bluegiga’s VP of Product Management.

The Bluegiga APx4 software can be easily extended or tailored customizing the Linux
operating system with applications. The motherboards for the APx4 can be easily extended
to include almost anything from 3G modems to Ethernet and audio interfaces to and touch
screen displays. The Bluegiga APx4 is an ideal product for applications requiring wireless
or wired connectivity technologies and the processing power of the ARM9 processor, such as
health and fitness gateways, building and home automation gateways, M2M, point-of-sale and
industrial connectivity.

“We have seen the demand for wireless connectivity solutions clearly increasing. The
APx4 wireless System-on-Module is directly designed to address these connectivity needs
and provide a platform for rapid development of new innovative wireless gateways, says Tom
Nordman, Bluegiga’s VP of Sales and Marketing, adding that “Bluegiga is very excited to be
able to leverage its long experience in wireless connectivity by expanding our product
portfolio to include this type of new solutions.”

Additional information available at: http://www.bluegiga.com/apx4

APx4 Development Kit:

The APx4 development kit contains a full hardware development platform for APx4 and
software SDK, which allows applications to be compiled for the APx4 Linux operating

Bluegiga provides short-range wireless connectivity solutions including Bluetooth
modules, Wi-Fi modules, and Bluetooth network access devices to OEMs and system
integrators. Founded in 2000 with its headquarters in Espoo Finland, Bluegiga sells to
customers across markets such as medical, sports and fitness, automotive, audio, and
industrial. With offices in the United States and Hong Kong and through an extensive
distribution network, Bluegiga serves customers in more than 70 countries. For additional
information, please visit http://www.bluegiga.com

        For more information, please contact: sales@bluegiga.com [%20sales@bluegiga.com ]
        Mr. Tom Nordman
        VP, Sales and Marketing
        Phone: +358-9-435-5060 (Finland)





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