Toshiba Corporation today announced the launch of “TC35667FTG”, a low power Bluetooth IC that supports Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) communications. Sample shipments start today.
Recently, the number of Bluetooth® Smart devices offering Bluetooth® LE compatibility is growing. The new IC adopts an original low-power circuit design and integrates a highly efficient DC-DC converter, reducing peak current consumption to below 6mA and deep sleep current consumption to below 100nA. It promotes long life for small coin cell batteries and will facilitate adoption of Bluetooth® LE communications for small devices, such as wearable healthcare devices, sensors and toys.
The IC also integrates an ARM® processor, enabling download and execution of customer programs stored in EEPROM. It supports customization of applications, eliminating need for any external microcontroller.
Toshiba will expand the device line-up to include in automotive applications, supporting a wide range of Bluetooth® Smart devices.
- Low power consumption:
- Less than 6mA at peak consumption (@3.3V, -4dBm Transmitter output power or Receiver operation)
- Less than 100nA in deep sleep (@3.3V)
- Receiver sensitivity: -91dBm
- Supports Bluetooth® LE central and peripheral devices
- Supports servers and client functions defined by GATT (Generic Attribute Profile)
Bluetooth® Smart devices, such as wearable devices, healthcare devices, smart phone accessories, remote controllers, and toys.
|Operating Voltage Range||1.8V to 3.6V|
|Current Consumption of Operation||Less than 6.0mA (@3.3V, -4dBm Transmitter operation or Receive operation)|
|Current Consumption of Deep Sleep||Less than 100nA (@3.3V)|
|Bluetooth® Version||Ver. 4.0
Including central and peripheral functions
|Transmitter Output Power||0dBm to -20dBm (4dB steps)|
|Profiles||GATT (Generic Attribute Profile), including server and client functions|
|Interfaces||UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO|
|Other Features||DC-DC Converter
Low drop regulator
General purpose ADC
User program function
Wake up signal for host device
|Operating Temperature Range||-40°C to 85°C|
|Package||QFN40, 6mm × 6mm, 0.5mm pitch|