Latest BLE wireless multi-core MCUs sets high standards

28-02-2019 | Dialog Semiconductor | Semiconductors

Dialog Semiconductor has unveiled the SmartBond DA1469x family of Bluetooth low energy SoCs, its most advanced, feature-rich range of multi-core MCUs for wireless connectivity. The new product family which includes four variants adds greater processing power, resources, range and battery life for a broad mixture of IoT connected consumer applications.

The product family has been created to expand the range of applications, underpinned by the company’s SmartBond technology, that device manufacturers can create. The devices’ three integrated cores have each been meticulously chosen for their abilities to sense, process and communicate between connected devices.

To provide the devices’ processing power, the product family is claimed to be the first wireless MCU in production with a dedicated application processor based on the ARM Cortex-M33 processor. The M33 provides developers with greater processing power for more intensive applications, including high-end fitness trackers, advanced smart home devices and virtual reality game controllers.

“The demands of today’s connected consumer are expanding with each new product cycle,” said Sean McGrath, senior VP and GM of Dialog Semiconductor’s Connectivity Business Group. “Our SmartBond wireless microcontrollers are recognized in the market as being designed not only to meet the needs of today’s users, but to anticipate where the market is heading and offer development opportunities for our customers for their next product cycles. 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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