Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) announced on January 9 that it has added two new IC devices that are compliant with the Bluetooth® low energy standard. The TC35680FSG and TC35681FSG communication ICs will begin sample shipments later this month.
The new communication ICs support the full spectrum of data rates required for the high-speed features — 2M PHY and Coded PHY (500 kbps and 125 kbps) — found in the Bluetooth 5.0 standard. They also deliver an industry-leading receiver sensitivity level of -105 dBm (at 125 kbps) and a built-in high efficiency power amplifier in the transmission block that provides up to +8 dBm transmission power. The TC35680FSG features built-in flash memory.
The TC35680FSG and TC35681FSG are ideal for applications requiring long-range communication, including beacon tags, IoT devices and industrial equipment.
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. is the U.S.-based electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage Corporation. TAEC offers consumers and businesses a wide variety of innovative hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor solutions for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecoms, networking, consumer and white goods applications.