Wireless devices require protocol stacks to communicate, but where you get them and what they can do matters to embedded developers. Often free or open-source options are available. However, commercial solutions often provide longer and better support options in addition to enhanced functionality. Likewise, advanced communication debugging tools can help reduce development turnaround time and make tracking down bugs easier.
I talked with Gokhan Tanyeri, CTO at Clarinox, about the company's wireless product offerings, including Clarifi, its debugging tool (see video above). Clarinox also sees Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocol stacks. The stacks are contained within a Clarinox SoftFrame, which is a portable framework that allows developers to move it to a target platform that may be running an RTOS or operating system. It's designed to work with popular tools like Microsoft Visual Studio as well as GNU-based tools.
The stacks can support multiple roles and profiles, as well as blocking and non-blocking APIs. They can be used in transportation, health, and medical devices in addition to industrial and consumer applications.