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Kolila launches Mac OS X DFU Tools

Kolila launches Mac OS X DFU Tools to support Device Firmware Upgrade of CSR BlueCore® devices over USB from Apple Mac computers

4th Oct 2012, Cambridge, UK

Device Firmware Upgrade (DFU) is an industry-standard way of updating the software contained within an embedded device. The DFU software update process is typically driven by a PC with the embedded device connected via USB.

CSR plc have long supported DFU for their BlueCore® range of Bluetooth® chipsets. However, CSR only make DFU tools available for Microsoft Windows computers. Kolila are now able to offer equivalent DFU tools for Apple’s Mac OS X based computers.

Kolila’s Mac OS X DFU Tools are designed to allow 3rd party companies to embedded support for DFU-over-USB into their own Mac OS X applications. The tools consist of:

  • a USB DFU driver
  • a DFU library
  • an example application that demonstrates how to use the driver and library
  • source code for the example application
  • documentation explaining the use of the driver and library

A compiled version of the example application can be provided to interested parties on request.

Features of the Kolila Tools include:

  • Allows the on-chip software of BlueCore-based products to be updated from an Apple Mac
  • Compatible with all Flash-based BlueCore chips that expose a USB DFU interface
  • Supports Mac OS X 10.5.8, 10.6.5, 10.7.4 and 10.8
  • Includes a USB device driver, DFU library and example application (with source code)
  • Utilises Cocoa API

Benefits of the Kolila Tools include:

  • Easy to integrate into your custom Mac OS X applications
  • Provides an easy-to-use software upgrade process for your customers
  • Developed and supported by a very experienced team of BlueCore experts

The Kolila Mac OS X SFU Tools are available now through license from Kolila Consulting Ltd. Further information can be found on the Kolila website at http://kolilaconsulting.co.uk/technologies/mac-os-x-dfu-tools/

About Kolila

Kolila Consulting is a Cambridge, UK, based company that provides hardware and software design services in low power wireless technologies such as Bluetooth®, Bluetooth Smart®, Zigbee®, Wi-Fi® and UWB. Kolila were established in 2008 and since then have served small and large companies with low power wireless design consultancy to bring innovative products successfully to market.

Email: info@kolilaconsulting.co.uk, Website: kolilaconsulting.co.uk , Tel: +44 (0)1223 750 140.

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