DesignWare Bluetooth Low Energy Combo PHY IP

Compliant with the Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, and IEEE 802.15.4 standards, Synopsys’ DesignWare® Bluetooth Low Energy Combo PHY IP offers a highly integrated and ultra-low-power wireless connectivity solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as wearables, industrial, smart homes and smart cities. The compact PHY IP operates below one-volt supply to extend battery life and includes an integrated on-chip RF transceiver matching network, single pin-to-antenna interface and voltage regulators to lower bill of materials (BOM) cost, reduce PCB area and simplify system design.

The PHY is connected to the Link Layer through a digital interface containing Tx/Rx data, real time control interface and register program interface. The PHY complies with the single mode Bluetooth low energy specification supporting GFSK modulation, and it supports concurrent wireless connectivity between Bluetooth and other networks such as Zigbee or Thread in the 2.4 GHz band. The PHY is thoroughly tested and qualified in accordance with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) procedures enabling designers to incorporate the IP into energy-efficient IoT SoCs with less risk and accelerated time-to-market.

DesignWare Bluetooth Low Energy Link Layer IP Datasheet
DesignWare Bluetooth Low Energy PHY IP Datasheet


  • Compliant with the Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth mesh, and IEEE 802.15.4 standards
  • Data rate: up to 2 Mbps (Bluetooth low energy mode) and 250 Kbps (802.15.4 mode)
  • Up to 6dBm output transmit power
  • Ultra-low-power/standby modes
  • Single antenna pin with integrated matching network and antenna switch
  • Low voltage operation down to 0.9V
  • Integrated low-dropout regulators (LDOs) and optional DC-to-DC converter
  • Offset cancellation loop
  • Frequency hopping capability
  • Programmable channel filter bandwidth
  • Automatic frequency correction
  • Automatic VCO and Rx filter tuning
  • Integrated PLL loop filter
  • Fast XTAL wake up time
  • Silicon verified and qualified