Dialog’s BLE tech helps users locate misplaced items

Posted By : Nat Bowers
Dialog’s BLE tech helps users locate misplaced items

Dialog Semiconductor has announced that its DA14580 SmartBond SoC is at the heart of Tile’s newest consumer product, Tile Slim. Available now, Tile Slim is the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker, designed specifically for wallets and measuring only 2.4mm thick. Just like the popular Tile Original, which also uses Dialog’s SmartBond technology, Tile Slim allows users to ring their Tile to locate a misplaced item and find their smartphone even when it is in silent mode.

Additionally, users can view their item’s last known location on a map or tap into Tile's community, the world's largest lost-and-found network, to help them find their lost or stolen item almost anywhere in the world.

Powered by the DA14580, Tile Slim helps users locate anything within a range of around 30m (100ft) by communicating with a smartphone or other iOS or Android smart device via Bluetooth low energy. The DA14580 includes intelligent power management features and an ARMCortex M0 processor and delivers the industry’s highest Bluetooth performance, at the lowest power consumption, maximising the tracker’s battery life.

Mike Farley, Co-Founder and CEO, Tile, commented: “Dialog’s completely integrated feature set and ability to sustain Tile Slim’s battery life for at least one year were key in selecting them as a partner. We are thrilled to deliver the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker, allowing more users to experience the tangible benefits of smart location in their everyday lives.”

“With the launch of its latest tracker, Tile continues to provethat smart location has the potential to revolutionise the way we find and track lost items. Our silicon and software solutions make it simple to add BLE connectivity to any device. We are pleased that Tile has chosen to partner with us to add those features to the world’s thinnest Bluetooth tracker," added Jalal Bagherli, CEO, Dialog.

Tile’s use of the DA14580 is the latest in a series of IoT design wins for Dialog that have entered high volume production in one of the fastest growing consumer electronics markets. According to ABI Research, BLE shipments will surpass 500m units by 2021 in the tag and beacon market.

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