Dialog Semiconductor plc announced a Bluetooth Smart development kit, with full support for Apple® HomeKit, to accelerate development of smart home accessories. In a recent report on the connected home, BI Intelligence predicts that the smart home market will grow at an annual rate of 67% between now and 2019, resulting in 1.8 billion accessories being shipped in that year.
Dialog's Bluetooth Smart development kit, based on its SmartBond™ DA14580 System-on-Chip (SoC), will help create accessories with the fastest response times, creating the best possible user experience. Initial pairing set up takes 4.5 seconds and pair-verify, which occurs whenever an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch issues a command, takes only 250 ms. The DA14580, which is available in a tiny 2.5 x 2.5 mm package, also offers the lowest power consumption in its class with a peak current of less than 5 mA, maximising battery life.
The SmartBond development kits feature a power profiler for power-optimized coding and Dialog's SmartSnippets™ software development environment, based on Keil™ µVision tools.