Bluetooth Low Energy

(Bluetooth LE)

Broad portfolio of Bluetooth Low Energy SoCs

Want to add Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to your product?

If you want to add Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity to your product, you have come to right place. We offer a broad portfolio of wireless multiprotocol System-on-Chips (SoCs). All our SoCs are extremely advanced and power efficient, but have different feature sets and memory configurations. We ship more than 1 million Bluetooth LE SoCs every day and in 2022 alone our customers certified 446 new end-products, making us the market leader (39 % market share). Our customers select us because we offer high quality SoCs with ultra-low power consumption, protocol stacks with excellent interoperability and easy-to-use software and tools. In addition, we offer free technical support for anyone, guiding you through the whole product development process.

Explore our Bluetooth Low Energy solutions below!

Efficient, low-cost and interoperable

Bluetooth® Low Energy provides low-cost, interoperable wireless connectivity to compact battery-operated applications. It is a wireless protocol operating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band, with up to 1.4 Mbps application throughput or up to 1,000 m range. The technology is highly efficient, minimizing the energy needed to transfer data. It is secure, specifying features to ensure confidentiality, integrity and privacy.

Bluetooth LE is now standardized in all smart phones, tablets and laptops, in addition wide range of other devices. It has support in iOS and Android, as well as macOS, Windows 10 and Linux.

Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy

On-Demand webinar

Introduction to Bluetooth Low Energy

Bluetooth 5

Further and faster

Bluetooth 5 is the most important improvement of the Bluetooth standard since the introduction of Bluetooth LE in Bluetooth 4.0. The new features significantly enhance all applications, and give life to applications that just weren't feasible before.

The 2 Mbps mode increases application throughput, up to 1.4 Mbps, enabling streaming and high bandwidth applications. Compared to the 1 Mbps mode, it is much more energy efficient, halving the amount of energy per bit, facilitating applications to last longer on the same size battery, or have a smaller and cheaper battery.

Advertising Extensions revolutionizes the broadcasting capabilities of Bluetooth LE devices. Up to 8 times more advertising data can be included in an advertisement. Long Range connection establishment can be done directly. Advertisements can be chained together to broadcast larger advertising data sets.

Channel Selection Algorithm #2 (CSA #2) improves coexistence performance and robustness.

The Long Range mode allows Bluetooth LE devices to communicate further apart and enables complete smart home coverage.

All Bluetooth 5 features are explained in detail here.