Debut for Dialog’s Bluetooth 5 SoC

March 02, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Presented as one of the first Bluetooth 5 qualified SoCs, Dialog Semiconductor’s DA14586 includes an integrated microphone interface allowing designers to add intuitive intelligent voice control to any cloud-connected product that has a microphone and speaker.

The next generation in the SmartBond family, DA14586, is Dialog’s first standalone device that is qualified to support the latest Bluetooth 5.0 specification, delivering the lowest power consumption and unrivalled functionality for advanced use cases. Derived from the SmartBond DA14580, which the company says has been the smallest, highest integrated and lowest power Bluetooth SoC recent mass production, the DA14586 maintains this position for these benchmark metrics. Enhancements include an advanced power management setup with both buck and boost converters, which enable support of most primary cell battery types.


In addition to Bluetooth 5 support, DA14586 has double the memory of its predecessor for user applications, suiting it for adding Bluetooth low energy to proximity tags, beacons, connected medical devices and smart home applications. An integrated microphone interface reduces the system cost of voice-command remote controls. Advanced features are also included allowing for Mesh based networked applications to be simply supported.


The SoC is supported by a complete development environment and Dialog’s SmartSnippets software to help engineers optimize software for power consumption. For cost-sensitive applications, the SmartBond family will also include the DA14585 with integrated One-Time Programmable (OTP) memory as an alternative to flash memory.


The DA14586 and DA14585 and their associated development kit will be available through Mouser and Digi-Key.