Reference Designs

If you’re looking at adding motion detection to your design, Dialog’s Bluetooth low energy Dice is a great starting point. This reference design combines Dialog’s world leading DA14580 Bluetooth low energy chip with a low power accelerometer enabling it to detect motion and direction. The dice can detect it is being picked, thrown and which direction it ends up in after a throw, communicating this results to the SmartDice smartphone app. All of this functionality fits on 12 x 12 mm printed circuit board and operates from a single CR1220 battery which can power the dice for a whole year. The reference design includes a complete documentation package and SW source code for both, the application running on the DA14580 as well as that on the Smartphone.

Hardware features

  • Small size
  • Low power
  • Low cost

Software features

  • Shake-to-wake
  • Auto-detects dice throw
  • Communicated dice throw result to SmartDice smartphone app


  • Dice
  • Schematics, BOM, Lay out info
  • Source code
  • User manual

These deliverables are available on our customer support website.

Supported app: SmartDice


Smartbond™ family

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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