ON Semiconductor Sampling Industry’s Lowest Power Bluetooth Low Energy SoC for IoT and Connected Health & Wellness
ON Semiconductor expanded its ultra-low-power wireless connectivity product offering with the RSL10 highly flexible, ultra-miniature multi-protocol Bluetooth 5 certified radio System-on-Chip (SoC). It is capable of supporting the advanced wireless functionalities emerging in the IoT and Connected Health & Wellness sectors without compromising battery life or overall system size. Target applications for this device include wearables such as fitness trackers and smart watches, smart locks, and electronics like lighting or appliances.
The RSL10 capitalizes on the increased data rate throughput capabilities of Bluetooth low energy technology, while optimizing power consumption. The SoC provides power-efficient operation for a wide range of applications with its low power profile, including some of the best numbers in the industry for peak Rx in Receive Mode and Deep Sleep Modes. Unlike competing solutions, it is works for applications using 1.2 and 1.5 V batteries, and provides a voltage supply range between 1.1 and 3.6 V without an external DC/DC converter.
The dual-core architecture is built around the user-programmable ARM Cortex-M3 processor, which provides clocking speeds up to 48 MHz and the flexibility to support 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) proprietary protocol stacks. Also featured is an ultra-low-power 32-bit Dual-Harvard Digital Signal Processing (DSP) system, which enables signal processing intensive applications such as wireless audio codecs.
To accelerate customer design in and reduce customer time to market, ON Semiconductor is making available a complete development platform, including hardware board, software tools, full documentation set and a large range of Bluetooth protocols and firmware profile libraries. The RSL10 SoC is currently sampling in an ultra-miniature 5.50 mm2 51-pin WLCSP package. Samples of the 6×6 mm 48-pin QFN are planned to be available at the end of April.