ATSAMB11 Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) 4.1 Family

Microchip Bluetooth compatible system-on-chip (SoC) and system-in-chip (SiP) devices deliver ultra-low power consumption

Image of Microchip's ATSAMB11 Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) 4.1 FamilyThe SmartConnect SAM B11 family of products from Microchip Technology are ultra-low power, fully certified Bluetooth SMART (BLE 4.1) SoC and SiP devices, integrated with a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU), transceiver, modem, MAC, PA, TR switch, and power management unit (PMU). The SAM B11 uses an innovative radio and DSP architecture that delivers extremely low power consumption along with high performance. It is a standalone applications processor with 256 KB of Flash memory and embedded BLE connectivity. The SAM B11 SiP products also provide an embedded 26 MHz crystal oscillator and single-wire antenna connection in an even smaller form factor. The qualified BLE 4.1 protocol stack is stored in dedicated ROM and includes L2CAP service layer protocol, security manager, attribute protocol (ATT), generic attribute profile (GATT), and the generic access profile (GAP). Application profiles such as proximity, thermometer, heart rate, blood pressure, and many others are supported and included in the protocol stack. BluSDK Smart supports application profiles such as proximity, thermometer, heart rate, blood pressure, and many others for medical applications. The SAM B11 has the lowest power consumption currently available in the market.

Features
  • Power architecture and consumption:
    • TX peak current: <3 mA @ 3.6 V, 0 dBm POUT
    • RX peak current: <4 mA @ 3.6 V
    • Sleep current: <1 µA with 8 KB RAM retention and RTC
    • Advertise: >4-year battery life with CR2032 coin-cell battery when advertising every one second as a beacon
  • BLE4.1 SoC with fully embedded stack (link and host layer, including ATT/GATT/ GAP) in ROM (128 KB)
  • UART host interface
  • Cortex® M0-based MCU with 128 KB RAM and 256 KB Flash (stacked die with SPI)
  • On-board ADC 11-bit and PWM generator and general-purpose timers
  • Superior sensitivity (-96 dBm) and range [TX POUT = 4 dBm (max.)]
  • Ultra-low power consumption in advertising and connection scanning modes
  • Integrated PMU with buck DC/DC allows for a VBAT range of 2.3 V to 3.6 V
SoC Applications
  • Wearable devices with health and fitness sensors
  • Security and proximity tags
  • Smartphone accessories
  • Smart appliances
  • Home automation

Module

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
ATSAMB11-ZR210CA datasheet linkIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTHATSAMB11-ZR210CAIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH561 - Immediate
ATSAMB11-ZR210CA product page link

ICs

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
ATSAMB11-ZR210CA datasheet linkIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTHATSAMB11-ZR210CAIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH561 - Immediate
ATSAMB11-ZR210CA product page link
IC SOC BLE 4.1 ULT LOW PWR 48QFNATSAMB11G18A-MU-TIC SOC BLE 4.1 ULT LOW PWR 48QFN3476 - Immediate
ATSAMB11G18A-MU-T product page link
ATSAMB11G18A-MU-Y datasheet linkIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 48VFQFNATSAMB11G18A-MU-YIC RF TXRX+MCU BLUETOOTH 48VFQFN10 - Immediate
ATSAMB11G18A-MU-Y product page link

Associated Dev Tools

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
ATSAMB11-XPRO datasheet linkKIT STARTER XPLAINED PRO ATSAMB1ATSAMB11-XPROKIT STARTER XPLAINED PRO ATSAMB1121 - Immediate
ATSAMB11-XPRO product page link
Published: 2017-12-22