Dual-mode secure Bluetooth MCU from Redpine

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By Peter Clarke

The RS13100’s processor is capable of running up to 180MHz and includes a DSP co-processor suitable for accelerating compute-intensive applications such as audio and artificial intelligence. Computational efficiency can be 19 microamps/MHz.

Bluetooth Low Energy 5 and 802.15.4 integrated in the RS13100 have the capability to provide up to 20dBm output power and -104dBm receiver sensitivity with an internal power amplifier.

The dual-mode Bluetooth 5 capability enables designers to provide simultaneous audio and high data throughput capabilities along with connectivity to multiple BLE and 802.15.4 devices. The integrated 802.15.4 provides ZigBee or Thread protocol support for connectivity to other home automation and sensor nodes.

A separate security processor includes suite-B cryptographic hardware accelerators, secure boot, secure firmware upgrade, secure XIP and secure peripherals. Its high-security levels are suitable for applications such as mobile point-of-sale terminals, smart locks, medical devices and secure voice-based ordering.

The RS13100 features a patent-pending ‘big-little’ architecture at every level including MCU, Bluetooth 5 and 802.15.4 which provides optimized transitions between high-performance and low-power operating modes.

Redpine Signals offers the RS13100 in both package and module form-factors, including module with dimensions of 4.63mm by 7.90mm with integrated dual-mode BT 5, 802.15.4 and high-end Cortex-M4F.

The RS13100 is sampling now with volume production starting in Q4, 2018.

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