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From Redpine Signals: "Dual mode Bluetooth 5 and IEEE 802.15.4 compatible wireless MCU, Redpine announced"

Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on September 07, 2018

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Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

Redpine Signals Inc. announced "RS13100", a wireless communication MCU compatible with dual mode Bluetooth 5 and IEEE 802.15.4 (news release). Fitness band, industrial control unit, location tag, battery-powered equipment such as smart lock etc.


Functional block diagram of new product. A diagram of Redpine Signals


The new product RS13100 includes a CPU core "Arm Cortex-M4F" operating at 180 MHz, a maximum of 4 Mbytes of flash memory, a 400 Kbyte SRAM, a modem supporting both Bluetooth 5.0 dual mode and IEEE 802.15.4 Mount. Bluetooth 5 can support both Long Range (125 kbit / s) and High Data Rate (2 Mbit / s). In addition, IEEE 802.15.4 provides a network stack compatible with Zigbee PRO and Thread. Interfaces such as 12-bit AD converter, 10-bit DA converter, I 2 C / SPI / I 2 S / CAN / UART / USART / USB OTG / Ethernet are integrated as peripheral circuits . It has security mechanisms such as PUF (Physically Unclonable Function), encryption accelerator, secure boot loader, secure zone and so on. Furthermore, it has a returning function from the sleep mode with voice input called VAD (Voice Activation Detection) and a touch key function corresponding to up to 8 keys.

According to Redpine, the feature of the new product is low power consumption, and the processing performance can be 2 to 3 times while prolonging the battery life of the equipment by 3 to 4 times. The power consumption of MCU subsystem including Cortex-M4F etc. is 19 μA / MHz when operating in low power mode and 500 nA or less at deep sleep. The current consumed by the wireless communication subsystem is 7.7 mA at the time of 1 Mbit / s transmission in Bluetooth 5 mode and 10.2 mA at reception. It is suppressed to 15 μA in Connected Mode.

The package is 79 balls WLCSP (3.51 mm × 3.6 mm), 84 pin QFN (7 mm × 7 mm), 196 ball BGA (6 mm × 6.3 mm). Besides this, you can also choose a 4.63 mm x 7.9 mm LGA module. The RS13100 is currently shipping samples, and mass production is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018. Evaluation kit "RS13100-EVK1" is available. Prices are unpublished.




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Symmetry Electronics Team in Blogs on September 07, 2018

About Symmetry Electronics Team

Established in 1998, Symmetry Electronics is a focused global distributor of wireless connectivity solutions, sensors, and audio-video technologies. Offering comprehensive design support and available-to-ship inventory, Symmetry is committed to helping engineers accelerate time to market, reduce costs, and offer modern solutions for their IoT designs. Acquired by the Berkshire Hathaway company TTI, Inc. in 2017, Symmetry Electronics is headquartered in Los Angeles with international offices in Mexico, Canada, and China.

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