NXP integrates Mindtree IP in MCU

Article By : Vivek Nanda

NXP's Kinetis KW41Z microcontroller incorporates MindTree's 4.2 Bluetooth Smart IP, BlueLitE.

Mindtree has revealed that its BlueLitE IP is integrated in NXP's Kinetis KW41Z microcontroller (MCU) from NXP Semiconductors. The MCU was announced last month (see KW41Z details here).

The BlueLitE Link Layer has enabled what the companies are called the industry's first multi-protocol radio MCU that supports IEEE 802.15.4 standard and Bluetooth v4.2. The Kinetis KW41Z MCU is being targeted at building automation and medical IoT devices, other wearable devices, remote controls and toys.

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Figure 1: Block diagram of BlueLitE, Midtree's Bluetooth Smart controller, digital PHY and stack.

BlueLitE Bluetooth Smart semiconductor IP is certified by the Bluetooth Qualification Body. It features Bluetooth Low Energy specifications, integrated power management features, various RF interfaces and OS.

Mindtree and NXP are working on next-generation devices targeted at new markets for Bluetooth Smart, according to Emmanuel Sambuis, VP Microcontrollers and Connectivity Products, NXP Semiconductors.

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