LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - EQS Newswire - 4 November
2019 - Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG),
a leading provider of power management, charging, AC/DC power conversion, Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth(R) low energy technology, today announced both the new
DA14531, the world's smallest and most power-efficient Bluetooth 5.1 SoC, and
the DA14531 module, to simplify Bluetooth product development and enable wider
The chip, also known as SmartBond TINY(TM), is currently in production. It
will further extend Dialog's position as a leader in the Bluetooth device
market with the broadest SoC portfolio, as the company converges on yearly
shipments of up to 100 million units.
SmartBond TINY is specifically designed to lower the costs of adding BLE
functionality to an application to as little as $0.50 in high volumes, fueling
the next wave of the IoT, estimated to span over 1 billion devices.
As the list of devices requiring wireless connectivity continues to grow,
the cost of enabling a complete IoT system is under pressure. SmartBond TINY
addresses the growing breadth and costs of IoT devices by enabling a complete
system cost reduction through a smaller footprint and size, while maintaining
performance quality at a level unmatched by its competitors. The DA14531 makes
it possible to extend wireless connectivity to applications where it would have
previously been prohibitive in terms of size, power or cost, especially those
within the growing connected medical field. SmartBond TINY will help facilitate
connectivity for inhalers, medicine dispensers, weight scales, thermometers,
glucose meters and more.
At half the size of its predecessors, SmartBond TINY is available in
packages as small as 2.0 x 1.7 mm. Moreover, the SoC's high level of
integration only requires six external passives, a single clock source and a
power supply to make a complete Bluetooth low energy system. For developers,
this means SmartBond TINY can easily fit into any design, such as electronic
styluses, shelf labels, beacons or active RFID tags for asset tracking. It will
also be critical for applications that require provisioning such as cameras,
printers and wireless routers. Consumers will also reap the benefits of
SmartBond TINY's reduced system size and power, in remote controls as a
replacement for infrared (IR) or for other applications such as toys, keyboards
or smart credit and banking cards.
SmartBond TINY is based on a powerful 32-bit ARM(R) Cortex(TM) M0+ with
integrated memories and a complete set of analog and digital peripherals,
delivering a record score of 18300 on the latest IoTMark(TM)-BLE,
the EEMBC benchmark for IoT connectivity. Its architecture and resources allow
it to be used as a standalone wireless microcontroller or as an RF data pipe
extension for designs with existing microcontrollers.
The SmartBond TINY module, leveraging the capabilities of the main DA14531
chip, makes it easy for customers to leverage the new SoC as a part of their
product development, instead of having to certify their platforms themselves,
thereby saving time, development efforts and costs.
The module is also designed to balance running a high number of applications
while keeping cost additions to the overall system as low as possible. Breaking
through the $1 target for a BLE module lowers the threshold for adding
SmartBond TINY to a system and driving a multitude of applications, helping
fuel a new generation of IoT-enabled devices.
SmartBond TINY and the module use just half of the energy of their
predecessors, the DA14580 and DA14580-based module, as well as all other
offerings currently on the market. TINY's record-low power consumption ensures
a long operating and shelf life, even with the smallest of batteries. The
DA14531's integrated DC-DC converter enables a wide operating voltage (1.1 to
3.3V) and can derive power directly from environmentally-friendly, disposable
silver oxide, zinc air or printable batteries required for high-volume
applications, such as connected injectors, glucose monitors and smart patches.
"The addition of SmartBond TINY and the module builds upon Dialog's
leading presence in the Bluetooth market. With the ability to turn any device,
even disposable ones, into a connected application, the TINY SoC and module are
opening new markets and driving the adoption of BLE beyond what was previously
thought possible in today's landscape," said Sean McGrath, SVP,
Connectivity and Audio Business Group of Dialog Semiconductor. "TINY and
its module's small size and power footprint, combined with Bluetooth 5.1
compliance, pave the way for the next one billion IoT devices."
For more information on the latest device, please visit: https://www.dialog-semiconductor.com/products/DA14531
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About Dialog Semiconductor
Dialog Semiconductor is a leading provider of integrated circuits (ICs) that
power mobile devices and the Internet of Things. Dialog solutions are integral
to some of today's leading mobile devices and the enabling element for
increasing performance and productivity on the go. From making smartphones more
power efficient and shortening charging times, enabling home appliances to be
controlled from anywhere, to connecting the next generation of wearable
devices, Dialog's decades of experience and world-class innovation help
manufacturers get to what's next.
Dialog operates a fabless business model and is a socially responsible
employer pursuing many programs to benefit the employees, community, other
stakeholders and the environment it operates in. Dialog Semiconductor Plc is
headquartered near London with a global sales, R&D and marketing organization.
In 2018, it had approximately $1.44 billion in revenue and was one of the
fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has
approximately 2,075 employees worldwide. The company is listed on the Frankfurt
(FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006)
and is a member of the German TecDax.
For more information, visit www.dialog-semiconductor.com.