Single Chip Bluetooth
(RF & Baseband on one IC)
System on chip Bluetooth Semiconductors suitable
for use in a full range of Bluetooth-based products.
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The Broadcom Corporation, founded in 1991 is a provider of integrated silicon
solutions that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video and data
BCM2033 Single-Chip Bluetooth
System is a complete Bluetooth 1.1 compliant single-chip Bluetooth solution
integrating the 2.4 GHz fractional-N radio transceiver and baseband controller. It is a
suitable solution for a wide range of wireless communication and networking applications,
including mobile phones , PCs, laptops, PDAs, and other peripheral devices. The radio
section of the BCM2033 incorporates the complete receive and transmit paths, including
PLL, VCO, LNA, PA, upconverter, downconverter, modulator, demodulator, and channel select
filtering. Click here to download a
PDF file on the product.
Single-Chip Processor with integrated 2.4 GHz Radio Transceiver is a Bluetooth 1.1
compliant single-chip Processor with an integrated 2.4GHz Transceiver. - e-mail us if you can help with further
Cambridge Silicon Radio, CSR
CSR designs and manufactures single-chip radio devices and reference designs using
them, initially focussed on Bluetooth, where the company has a high market share of
design-ins. CSR's solutions are based on commodity low cost CMOS technology. See
also their design solutions.
for creating Bluetooth products
Four application-specific standard parts ASSPs are planned for 2002:
BlueCore2-Audio: onchip codec to implement single-chip headset (includes Flash, but CSR
will offer ROM versions).
BlueCore2-ARM: onchip ARM7-TDMI and DSP cores for implementing Bluetooth access points,
cordless phones etc.
BlueCore2-DSP: onchip DSP core for MP3 decoding, JPEG encoding, echo cancellation etc,
plus loudspeaker driver.
BlueCore2-CDMA: a radio-only Bluetooth device for systems hosted by a CDMA chipset, with
BlueCore1 has become the market
leader in Bluetooth silicon, accounting for around half of all qualified Bluetooth
products. It is available in very high volume, with a UART interface (BlueCore1b-URT), or
a USB/UART interface (BlueCore1b-USB). Datasheet.
BlueCore2. BlueCore2 offers twice
the range of BlueCore1, at 40-50% of the power consumption. It operates over the full
industrial temperature range (-40 to +85 °C), and is fabricated using a finer (0.18 µm)
CMOS process and new VF-BGA packaging to deliver a space saving of 50%. Initially
available with an external memory interface to suit developers (datasheet), it will be followed by a
version with the HCI Bluetooth stack in ROM (BlueCore2-ROM), and then in Q2 2002 by a
variant with 8Mbits on-chip Flash.
This version integrates the Flash memory reducing the required PCB area by one third,
giving a subsystem size of 1.5cm2 or less PCB plus antenna
The next product will integrate the I/O, starting with an audio codec, allowing
customers to create 1-chip systems with a target size of 1cm2 or less PCB plus antenna.
GCT Semiconductor Inc
Solution - GDM 1101 is a Bluetooth single-chip CMOS IC with integrated radio &
baseband providing a complete Bluetooth 1.1 solution, which is comprised of a radio
transceiver, a Bluetooth baseband controller with bit processor, a GCT proprietary 32-bit
embedded RISC processor, and UART/PCM/USB standard/peripheral interfaces. The on-chip
32-bit embedded RISC processor is powerful enough to support full rate Bluetooth data
communications and includes sufficient embedded SRAM to support both embedded solutions or
voice applications without external memory, which results in low-power consumption and a
more cost-effective solutions. A few external elements such as external antenna, crystal
and 128KB flash memory are needed for complete Bluetooth systems. Features include:
- Class 2 and 3(1 to 10 meter range) compliant to Bluetooth
- Fully integrated, radio transceiver with on-chip PLL, VCO,
LNA, PA, up/down
converter, and digital GFSK modem
- -80dBm minimum receiver sensitivity
- Standard UART, USB with host/device combo functions
and 13/14bit PCM
- Integrated 64MIPS GCT proprietary PiCOII-RISC embedded
- On-chip implementation of Link Controller, Link Manager,
HCI, L2CAP, RFCOMM,
SDP and common profiles
- Provides system power control of radio and microprocessor
- Supports multiple reference clock frequency
- 0.18um RF CMOS technology
Microtune (see also
Microtune provides RF silicon and systems 'gateway' solutions for the broadband
communications and consumer electronics markets, with a portfolio of advanced RF tuner,
amplifier and transceiver products.
Microtune announced its acquisition of Transilica,
already a supplier to the Bluetooth market, in October 2001, with completion due November
Silicon & Software Systems (S3)
Silicon & Software Systems is a provider of Electronic Design Services. Established in
1986, the company has knowledge in the areas of IC, Software and Hardware Design
experience in house. In the Bluetooth arena, S3 has already delivered solutions in
respect of RFCMOS, Baseband IC (ASSP), LM & LC Protocol Stack and SoC developments.
The company also has experience in a number of relating technologies to Bluetooth
including: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, W-CDMA, 802.11x, DECT, USB, and VoIP.
ST Microelectronics announced
intentions in December 1999 to collaborate with Ericsson in developing Bluetooth
single chip IC - The STw2400 is a single-chip device which integrates the
complete RF transceiver, the Bluetooth core licensed from Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson
and an ARM7 based microcontroller. It is designed on the STMicroelectronics advanced
RFCMOS process. This process enables the integration on a single chip of VLSI digital
cells as well as the radio front-end. The STw2400 is designed for implementation requiring
minimum use of external components.
The ARM7 based microcontroller and the advanced radio support all Bluetooth data
modes, including 3 and 5 slots high bit rates, in addition to voice. It supports Bluetooth
Class 2, and, with an external RF power amplifier, class 1 implementation. The
Bluetooth protocol stack supplied by STMicroelectronics runs on the internal
(see also Microtune)
Transilica designs CMOS-based system-on-chip products based on Bluetooth, 802.11a and
other short-range wireless technologies. The company offer a series called Onechip that
provides system-on-chip design.
TR0740 OneChip with Serial Port
Interface has the full Bluetooth Stack and application profiles. It has Bluetooth SoC with
32 programmable GPIO's, 2 SPI's, and dual performance UART's. The high GPIO count makes it
suitable for devices for I/O-intensive applications like wireless keyboards or game
controllers. The chip is packaged in BGA 64 for high volume manufacturing. Click here for a PDF file on the
TR0750 OneChip with integrated Codec has
the full Bluetooth Stack and application profiles. It has fully functional Bluetooth SoC
with an internal audio CODEC designed for short-range voice and data communications. It's
suitable for applications such as short-range wireless headsets. It can also be
suitable for long-range applications (such as cordless telephones and intercom systems),
with an external RF booster amplifier to be added using its internal PA power controls. Click here for a PDF file on the
TR0760 OneChip with integrated USB
interface the full Bluetooth Stack and application profiles. It is a Bluetooth SoC with a
Universal Serial Bus (USB) interface. Its suitable for use with portable devices such a
notebook computers, handhelds and digital cameras. It can also be used for USB dongles and
fixed devices such a printers and PCs. Click here for a PDF file on the
Zeevo, Inc. is a semiconductor company focused on
"system-on-a-chip" (SoC) solutions for the communications industry. Zeevos
expertise includes RF, Analog, Digital Baseband, and Memory on a single chip. Zeevo has
implemented wireless connectivity in consumer devices such as PDAs, digital cameras, PCs,
laptops, printers, and consumer appliances using Bluetooth technology.
BQ1.1Zeevo TC2000 is a highly
integrated, single-chip, Bluetooth solution implemented in 0.18-micron CMOS process with
unique packaging and requires a single 3.3V supply voltage. The product integrates in one
surface-mount package all of the functions needed for a Bluetooth version 1.1 product:
filters, RF, analog, baseband, CPU, and memory. A single pin RF interface for transmit and
receive eliminates the need for external RF switch and balun.
BQ1.1Zeevo TC2000 - Cable
Replacement Solution, Zerial Platform is a Bluetooth serial platform. It solves the
challenges of developing bundled wireless cable replacement products, thus reducing the
time to market for customer integration.
BQ1.1 Zeevo TC2000 - PC
System Solution for PDAs, PC and a wide range of PC peripherals is a must for
companies implementing Bluetooth and 802.11b. Zeevo has developed a coexistence solution
to resolve the performance when these two devices are co-located.