Dialog Semiconductor launches BLE chipsets

Dialog Semiconductor has unveiled the SmartBond DA1469x family of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) SoCs, its most advanced, feature-rich range of multi-core microcontroller units (MCUs) for wireless connectivity.

The DA1469x product family has been designed to expand the range of applications, underpinned by Dialog’s proven SmartBond technology, that device manufacturers can create. The devices’ three integrated cores have each been carefully chosen for their capabilities to sense, process and communicate between connected devices.

The DA1469x product family is the first wireless microcontroller in production with a dedicated application processor based on the ARM Cortex-M33 processor. The M33 offers developers greater processing power for more intensive applications, such as high-end fitness trackers, advanced smart home devices and virtual reality game controllers.

Across the board, developers will have a full range of computing power and functionality to work with on the DA1469x family. The SoCs feature up to 144 DMIPS, 512 kBytes of RAM, memory protection, a floating-point unit, a dedicated crypto engine to enable end-to-end security and expandable memories, ensuring a wide range of advanced smart device applications can be implemented using the chipset family and supporting a range of key value-add interfaces to extend functionality even further.

The PMU also provides three regulated power rails and one LDO output to supply external system components, removing the requirement of a separate power management IC (PMIC). Additionally, the DA169x product family come equipped with a range of key value-add interfaces including a display driver, an audio interface, USB, a high-accuracy ADC, a haptic driver capable of driving both ERM and LRA motors as well as a programmable stepping motor controller.

Sean McGrath, Senior VP & GM of Dialog Semiconductor’s Connectivity Business Group said, “With the DA1469x family, we have doubled the processing power, quadrupled available resources and doubled the battery lifetime compared to its predecessor, making it by far, one of the most advanced, feature-rich Bluetooth products we’ve developed to date.”


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