Dialog Semiconductor Module Used to Develop World’s Thinnest Bluetooth Tracker

Dialog Semiconductor announced that its DA14580 SmartBond System-on-Chip (SoC) is at the heart of Tile’s newest consumer product, Tile Slim. Available now, Tile Slim is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker, designed specifically for wallets and measuring only 2.4 mm thick. Just like the popular Tile Original, which also uses Dialog’s SmartBond™ technology, Tile Slim allows users to ring their Tile to locate a misplaced item and find their smartphone even when it is in silent mode. Additionally, users can view their item’s last known location on a map or tap into Tile's community, the world's largest lost-and-found network, to help them find their lost or stolen item almost anywhere in the world.

Powered by the DA14580, Tile Slim helps users locate anything within a range of around 100 feet (30 meters) by communicating with a smartphone or other iOS or Android smart device via Bluetooth low energy. The DA14580 includes intelligent power management features and an ARM® Cortex® M0 processor and delivers the industry’s highest Bluetooth performance, at the lowest power consumption, maximizing the tracker’s battery life.

Dialog’s completely integrated feature set and ability to sustain Tile Slim’s battery life for at least one year were key in selecting them as a partner. Tile’s use of the DA14580 is the latest in a series of Internet of Things (IoT) design wins for Dialog that have entered high volume production in one of the fastest growing consumer electronics markets. According to ABI Research, Bluetooth low energy shipments will surpass 500 million units by 2021 in the tag and beacon market.