Energy-friendly solutions for a smarter, more connected world
Ingenuity Under Deadlines
Without a hardware chip to test on, due to manufacturing and release timelines, our mobile team researched and found existing products that leveraged similar BLE standards, including a healthcare thermometer. To prove our code would work with the chip when it arrived, we programmed our software to work with 3rd-party hardware chips. Upon delivery of Silicon Labs’ chips, the source code worked as if it had been programmed for their exact chip.
Showcase Breadth of Functionality
To highlight the many ways the chip could be used, Intrepid built Silicon Labs several mini demo apps, including a Bluetooth-enabled thermometer, a retail beacon app alternative to iBeacon, and a key fob location app.
Bluetooth Low Energy Reliance
Intrepid further solidified our own expertise in BLTE as Silicon Lab hardware chips interact with iOS devices over Bluetooth Low Energy.