CSEM presents IcyTRX as the most advanced RF IP available, compatible with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), IEEE802.15.4 and proprietary RF protocols. Building on CSEM’s ultra-low-power design experience, it consumes less than 5 mW and runs directly from a hearing aid battery on low voltages. It claims best-in-class receive sensitivity of -97 dBm and is highly integrated allowing tiny form factors.
The Opn hearing aid was announced earlier in 2016. IcyTRX has played an important role in enabling a longer battery life in Opn than that achievable with standard BLE transceivers, as well as immunity to external wireless interference.
IcyTRX, CSEM adds, is being used in a wide range of connectivity applications from wearables to IoT, and will be presented at electronica Munich trade fair in November.