SmartBond DA14586 BLE SoC

Bluetooth is a large part of our lives today, and it looks like it won’t be going away any time soon. Almost everyone I know uses a few Bluetooth products in their daily lives. My personal favorite Bluetooth device is my JBL Flip 3 speaker which I can listen to anywhere my phone goes.

Dialog Semiconductor's SmartBond DA14586 BLE SoC

I recently shot a video using the DA14586 SoC from Dialog Semiconductor. This is a Bluetooth Low Energy device that has some great development tools. There is an evaluation board, the DA14585 Development Kit Pro, which comes with a motherboard and daughter card. The included daughter card is the DA14585, but for the video we used the DA14586 daughter card.

The DA14586 comes with 2 Mb of Flash memory and 96 kB of RAM. The Internet of Things is a growing concept in today’s industry. Having enough storage space and RAM is a concern that is addressed by Dialog. From wearables to medical applications, this device can be a solution to the problem of connectivity. The unit has a built-in audio interface for applications that need voice control along with a four-channel, 10-bit ADC for analog interfaces.

Dialog has a great support website that has software and tools at the engineer’s disposal, including a free downloadable development environment, the Smart Snippet Studio. There is also a software development kit for the DA14856 on this website which can be accessed after creating an account at Dialog. In my video, I used some example code from the support site. There is also a schematic of the evaluation board that I used and application notes.

More information about this product can be found on EEWiki, and feel free to ask any questions in the TechForum.

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Image of Pat Sagsveen Pat Sagsveen, Associate Applications Engineering Tech at Digi-Key Electronics, is responsible for assisting customers to find better ways to utilize new technology and parts to complete their projects. He joined Digi-Key in 2016 after earning his Associate in Applied Science degree in Electronics and Communication from Bismarck State College. His passion is for amplifiers and he spends much of his free time building and fiddling with them, including building 3 tube guitar amplifiers.
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