ATBTLC1000 Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) 4.1 Link Controller

Microchip's ultra-low-power BLE module with on-board Arm® Cortex®-M0 microcontroller reduces external bill of materials

Image of Microchip ATBTLC1000 BLE 4.1 Link ControllerThe SmartConnect BTLC1000 from Microchip Technology is an ultra-low-power Bluetooth Smart (BLE 4.1) system-on-a-chip (SoC) with Integrated microcontroller (MCU), transceiver, modem, MAC, PA, TR switch, and power management unit (PMU). It can be used as a BLE link controller or data pump with external host MCU. When combined with external memory, it can also function as a standalone applications processor with embedded BLE connectivity. The qualified Bluetooth Smart protocol stack is stored in dedicated ROM and includes L2CAP service layer protocol, security manager, attribute protocol (ATT), generic attribute profile (GATT), and the generic access profile (GAP). Additionally, application profiles such as proximity, thermometer, heart rate, blood pressure, and many others are supported and included in the protocol stack.

The need for very few external components minimizes the total system solution cost. The BTLC1000 can be powered by several different battery types, ranging from coin-cell, AA, and AAA batteries to Lithium polymer batteries, without the need for external power management circuitry (VBAT range = 1.8 V to 4.3 V). The BTLC1000 provides a cost-effective solution for many Bluetooth Smart based applications by integrating the BLE radio and baseband with an Arm Cortex-M0-based microcontroller. The rich feature set of the ATBTLC1000 makes it suitable for use in any Bluetooth, low-power, IoT application.

Features Applications
  • BLE 4.1 compliant module
  • Lowest BLE power consumption currently in industry
  • Optimized system cost: high level of integration on chip reduces external bill of material significantly
  • On-board ADC 11-bit and PWM generator and general-purpose timers
  • Superior sensitivity (-96 dBm) and range (TX POUT = 4 dBm max)
  • Wide operating voltage range: 1.8 V to 4.3 V
  • Parameter host interface: UART
  • Certified modules: FCC, IC, ETSI/CE
  • RoHS compliant
  • Wearable devices with health and fitness sensors
  • Smart appliances
  • Security and proximity tags
  • Home automation
  • Smartphone accessories
  • HID keyboards, mice, and remote controls

ATBTLC1000 Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) 4.1 Link Controller

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
ATBTLC1000-MR110CA datasheet linkRF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANTATBTLC1000-MR110CARF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANT1038 - Immediate
ATBTLC1000-MR110CA product page link
ATBTLC1000-ZR110CA datasheet linkRF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANTATBTLC1000-ZR110CARF TXRX MOD BLUETOOTH CHIP ANT444 - Immediate
ATBTLC1000-ZR110CA product page link

Associated Development Tools

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
ATBTLC1000-XPRO datasheet linkKIT XPLAIND PRO EXT ATBTLC1000ATBTLC1000-XPROKIT XPLAIND PRO EXT ATBTLC100083 - Immediate
ATBTLC1000-XPRO product page link
ATULPC-DEMO datasheet linkEVAL BOARD FOR BTLC1000 SAML21ATULPC-DEMOEVAL BOARD FOR BTLC1000 SAML2125 - Immediate
ATULPC-DEMO product page link
ATBTLC1000-XSTK datasheet linkKIT STARTER ATBTLC1000ATBTLC1000-XSTKKIT STARTER ATBTLC100013 - Immediate
ATBTLC1000-XSTK product page link
ATBTLC1000-XPRO-ADPT datasheet linkBTLC1000-XPRO EXT ADAPTER BOARDATBTLC1000-XPRO-ADPTBTLC1000-XPRO EXT ADAPTER BOARD5 - Immediate
ATBTLC1000-XPRO-ADPT product page link
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Published: 2017-12-29