Smallest Bluetooth 5.0 IC chip from Swiss company EM Micro
The new small size Bluetooth 5 integrated circuit EM9304 is designed jointly by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R & D and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM). The new chip is the smallest Bluetooth IC chip on the market according to EM. It has the lowest energy consumption. Its high-speed start-up capability makes it possible to improve the reactivity and the lifetime for devices such as electronic beacons.
EM9304 chip consists of more than 5 million transistors on a surface of about 5 mm2. Offering flexibility in design can work stadalone or in conjunction with various sensors, EM suggest the system integrators to take advantage of a microcontroller with very low power consumption or can use the chip to add a Bluetooth communication function to any portable electronic device.
Applications suggested include beacons, wearables , healthcare/medical devices, remote sensors, smart home Automation, wireless mice and keyboards, security systems and also toys.