Dialog announces availability of Bluetooth smart SoC
Dialog Semiconductor plc has unleashed what it boasts as the world's smallest and lowest power Bluetooth Smart device. Now entering volume production, the DA14580 SmartBond SoC, claims to more than double the battery life of an application-enabled smartphone accessory, wearable device or computer peripheral in comparison to competing solutions on the market.
In combination with a variety of analog and digital interfaces and including an embedded ARM Cortex M0 processor, the DA14580 has the lowest power available with less than 15mW active, 600nA standby current, and with the smallest package sized at 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.5mm, stated the company.
The DA14580 has also passed the Bluetooth Qualification process. Customers can now design with this device fully confident in the knowledge that it passes the requirements of the Bluetooth v4.0 specification, which ensures customers have access to quality products that interoperate with each other across the Bluetooth ecosystem. The DA14580 is officially listed on the Bluetooth SIG site as a certified Bluetooth controller subsystem and host. The Qualified Design ID (QDID) is used by end customers as part of their product listing when putting a product on the market. The qualification allows Dialog customers to leverage Dialog's QDID status to simplify their own qualification process.
SmartBond, is designed to enable consumers to use innovative new apps on their smartphones and tablets that can easily connect with watches, fitness- bands and monitors, medical, sporting remote control, computer peripherals and a vast and fast growing number of other applications.
A complete development kit that enables quick and easy product development is available at the Dialog website. It allows product developers to take full advantage of the key features of the DA14580 in their specific application. The DA14580 is also delivered with SmartSnippets, a comprehensive tool suite that integrates a fully qualified Bluetooth Smart single mode stack supporting both master and slave roles.
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