Fri, 07/02/2004 - 5:23am
STMicroelectronics announces the STLC2500, a single-chip product for handheld terminal applications that adds full Bluetooth v1.2 function and capability. The device includes a highly integrated radio, a base-band using the Ericsson Core Bluetooth Baseband Platform Q-E1, an ARM7 microprocessor core, RAM, ROM, and patch RAM, all on the same silicon die. The device is produced in ST's HCMOS9, 0.13 micron, low-power technology, designed for low-leakage transistor performance. The device supports various low-power modes. The IC uses 10.9 mA for audio communication, 21.8 mA for symmetrical data transfer and 6 mA in shutdown mode. The receiver assures good stability and sensitivity performance, under clean or dirty transmitter conditions, and over the complete range of voltage and temperature. STLC2500 is offered in an 84-ball, 6 × 6 × 1.2 mm, 0.5-mm pitch TFBGA package.