Switzerland, August 20, 2014- CSEM has announced the availability of IcyTRX-65, a 2.4GHz sili-con RF IP optimised for low power Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth Low Energy) circuits. Consuming only 5mW and directly powered from a 1V battery, IcyTRX-65 sets a new benchmark for low pow-er BLE circuits.
CSEM has now introduced "IcyTRX-65", a 65nm CMOS version of the IcyTRX IP, offering even lower power performance: 5mA current consumption directly from a 1V battery, a best-in-class sensitivity of -97dBm and a transmitter frequency synthesizer settling time of only 5μs, along with full BT4.1 compliance. IcyTRX-65 operates down to 0.9V, allowing the use of small coin-cell batteries. The unique architecture results in a highly integrated solution, with a die size of less than 2mm2, and no external matching components required. Furthermore the flexible and programmable baseband offers a programmable data-rate up to 4MB/s and allows use with IEEE802.15.4 protocols (e.g. Zigbee) as well as with proprietary protocols.
IcyTRX-65 is silicon proven and available for license. It is fully characterized, exceeding the requirements of BT4.1, and samples and evaluation kits are available.