Compliant with Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth mesh, Synopsys’ DesignWare® Bluetooth® Low Energy Link Layer IP delivers wireless connectivity for Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as wearables, smart homes and smart cities. The Link Layer IP incorporates advanced data encryption and random number generation for secure wireless connections, allows up to eight simultaneous connections in a single instantiation, and provides validated interoperability with software stacks through a physical or a virtual Host Controller Interface (HCI).
The IP is delivered as RTL and firmware corresponding to an optimized IP partition to minimize system power dissipation and allow for functionality upgrades through software updates. The firmware runs on an external processor that can either be a dedicated processor or host processor. With the complete DesignWare Bluetooth Low Energy Link Layer and PHY IP solution, years of analog and RF design experience and a broad portfolio of silicon-proven IP shipping in volume, Synopsys provides a robust wireless IP solution ready for integration into advanced SoC designs.
DesignWare Bluetooth Low Energy IP Solution with Link Layer and PHY
This demonstration features Synopsys' complete DesignWare® Bluetooth Low Energy IP solution operating in two distinct roles - as a central device and a peripheral device. Synopsys' qualified Bluetooth Low Energy IP solution is compliant with the latest specification, will support Bluetooth 5, and offers a compact, low-power wireless IP solution for wearables and smart home applications.
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Compliant with Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth mesh
Optimized for power, area and memory footprint
Implements all required security functions including advanced data encryption and random number generation
Implements HCI layer for interoperability with software stacks
Configurable number of concurrent connections up to eight
Smart hardware and firmware partitioning for optimal power and area
Direct test mode access
Includes design and verification environment
Support for up to eight concurrent connections and all role combinations specified by the Bluetooth standard
Device filtering through configurable size white lists
Smart partitioning of functions between hardware and firmware for optimum performance with lowest CPU activity requirements
ARM® AMBA® 3 AHB-Lite interface with CPU running firmware and software stacks
Support for 16-, 26- or 32-MHz system clock frequencies simplifies SoC integration
Multiple power down modes allow significantly low power dissipation when Bluetooth activity is idle
Sleep timer operating at 32-kHz sleep clock frequency allows the CPU to efficiently schedule wake-up times for lowest power dissipation
Firmware supports multiple CPU architectures and multiple OSs, including bare metal
Hardware embedded security core implementing AES-128 encryption and CCM engines supports the
Bluetooth specification’s security and privacy functions