Dialog Semiconductor's Bluetooth(R) Smart Development Kits Mark Launch Of Global Distribution Deal With Digi-Key

Now available from stock at Digi-Key, SmartBond(TM) kits accelerate development of smallest, lowest-power Bluetooth devices for the Internet of Things (IoT)

LONDON--()--Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB:DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth Smart wireless technology, announces a global distribution agreement with Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery. Digi-Key has Dialog's SmartBond Basic and Pro development kits in stock for immediate delivery. The kits offer engineers the fastest and easiest route to developing intelligent connected devices, particularly where small size and low power consumption are critical, such as in battery-powered wearables and other IoT applications.

The kits are based on Dialog's DA14580 and DA14581 System-on-Chip (SoC) ICs. These highly integrated devices combine a Bluetooth low energy radio with an ARM(R) Cortex(R)-M0 application processor and intelligent power management. Processor resources are accessible via 32 GPIOs to enable development of fully hosted applications. The SoCs measure 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm and need just five external components to create complete solutions that consume less than half the power of alternatives.

SmartBond Basic is a single-board kit with integral flash memory for software development. The Pro version of the kit includes mother and daughter boards and a power profiler to enable power-optimised coding. Both kits are supported by Dialog's SmartSnippets(TM) software development environment, which includes Bluetooth Smart SIG-qualified profiles ranging from proximity to health and fitness, medical, smart home, and security. Software Upgrade Over The Air (SUOTA) is supported.

Ira Suko, Semiconductor Director for Digi-Key Corporation, said, "With the IoT gathering pace, we're always looking for best-in-class semiconductors to help our customers capitalise on the opportunity. Low-power wireless connectivity is key to the success of many products and the Bluetooth Smart devices supported by these kits are among the smallest and most energy-efficient we've seen. It's great to have Dialog on board here and we look forward to adding many more of the company's innovative products to our inventory over the coming months."

Andrew Austin, Senior Vice President of Sales at Dialog, added, "Digi-Key is held in very high regard amongst electronics engineers as offering world-class products and technical support. SmartBond SoCs have potential applications in every imaginable industry and Digi-Key's hundreds of thousands of customers will now have fast, easy access to development kits that will shorten time-to-market and help ensure the success of their innovations."

SmartBond kits can be ordered from Digi-Key at: http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?vendor=0&keywords=smartbond+development

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About Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor provides highly integrated standard (ASSP) and custom (ASIC) mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), optimised for Smartphone, Tablet, IoT, Solid State Lighting (SSL) and Smart Home applications. Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs while providing flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the assurance of dealing with an established business partner. With world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model and is a socially responsible employer pursuing many programs to benefit the employees, community, other stakeholders and the environment we operate in.

Dialog's power saving technologies including DC-DC configurable system power management deliver high efficiency and enhance the consumer's user experience by extending battery lifetime and enabling faster charging of their portable devices. Its technology portfolio also includes audio, Bluetooth(R) Smart, Rapid Charge(TM) AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch.

Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London with a global sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2014, it had approximately $1.16 billion in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 1,400 employees worldwide. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German TecDax index. It also has convertible bonds listed on the Euro MTF Market on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange (ISIN XS0757015606).

About Digi-Key Corporation

Digi-Key Corporation, based in Thief River Falls, Minn., is a global, full-service provider of both prototype/design and production quantities of electronic components offering more than three million products from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. With over one million products in stock and an impressive selection of online resources, Digi-Key is committed to stocking the broadest range of electronic components in the industry and providing the best service possible to its customers. Additional information and access to Digi-Key's broad product offering is available at www.digikey.com.

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