San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has launched an ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart solution achieving sub-1µA in standby mode, which is said to deliver the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for certain applications. The BTLC1000 is housed in a 2.1- X 2.1-mm wafer level chipscale package (WLCSP) making it suitable for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables markets, including portable medical, activity trackers, human Interface devices, gaming controllers, and beacons.
Expanding the Atmel SmartConnect wireless portfolio, the BTLC1000 is a Bluetooth Smart link controller integrated circuit that connects as a companion to any Atmel AVR or Atmel | SMART MCU through a UART or SPI API requiring minimal resource on the host side, said Atmel. The standalone Atmel | SMART SAM B01 Bluetooth Smart Flash MCU leverages the embedded ARM Cortex M0 core combined with the integrated analog and communication peripherals to implement application-specific functionalities and is available as a system-in-package or a certified module. Both devices are fully integrated with a self-contained Bluetooth Smart controller and stack enabling wireless connectivity for a variety of applications without the wireless expertise typically required.
“One of the primary challenges of the IoT market is system integration—connecting one or multiple devices to the gateway and cloud,” said Reza Kazerounian, senior vice president and general manager, Microcontroller Business Unit, Atmel, in a statement. “Atmel’s new Bluetooth Smart solutions solve these integration issues by enabling IoT designers of all levels the ability to connect their devices to the gateway and cloud with an easy-to-use, low-power Bluetooth connectivity solution. We are excited to enable more designers to bring their connected devices to the IoT market without comprising design time.”
Atmel will be showcasing a Bluetooth Smart demo highlighting the BTLC1000 low power capabilities at the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center in meeting place #MP25760 during CES 2015.
Availability: General samples will be available in March 2015.