Remote Control Unit

Remote Control Unit

Reference Designs

Bluetooth low energy remote control units (RCU) are becoming the standard in next-generation Smart TVs and set-top boxes as they improve the user experience by enabling 2-way communication as well as non-line of sight communication to control equipment placed behind the door of a piece of furniture or in another room.

The Dialog RCU reference design builds on its best-in-class Bluetooth low energy solution, the DA14580, to deliver an RCU with world-leading battery lifetime as well as very low Bill of Materials. Furthermore it enables some unique features that provide the RCU manufacturers a very smooth development path and time-to-market.


  • 31 buttons
  • Bluetooth low energy
  • Lifetime > 3 years
  • On-board antenna
  • Powers from single or dual  AAA alkaline/NiMH  batteries
  • Single-layer FR1 PCB


  • Ultra-low power operation
  • Simultaneous key-press
  • Programmable de-bouncing
  • De-ghosting
  • Connection to multiple hosts


  • Remote control
  • Schematics, Gerbers, BOM, design files
  • User manual
  • Source code

These deliverables are available on our customer support website.

Smartbond™ DA14580

Giving designers freedom to increase battery lifetimes, create smaller form factors than ever before, and reduce system cost.

Development Tools

Our SmartBond™ products are supported by development kits and our SmartSnippets™ Bluetooth software platform to help you while you easily develop and add your own custom profiles as needed.


Access the latest design and detailed technical information, download reference designs and software tools, chat with us in our interactive discussion forum or purchase our Bluetooth® low energy products now using the links below.

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