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BLE 5.0 module enables copious data transmission

18th June 2020
Mick Elliott

An ultra-low-power Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0 module that enables the transmission of large amounts of data in connectionless environments is in stock at Mouser Electronics.

It provides a compact solution for Internet of Things (IoT), beacon, and mesh network applications.

The Panasonic PAN1780 is based on the Nordic nRF52840 single-chip controller, which provides an Arm Cortex-M4F processor core with 1 Mbyte of embedded flash memory and 256 Kbytes of internal RAM.

Nordic’s SoC allows engineers to use the module in standalone mode, which eliminates the need for an external processor, reduces cost, and frees board space.

The module also features an Arm TrustZone CryptoCell 310 security core that supports a secure boot process and makes it a fitting solution for edge computing applications.

The module's Bluetooth 5.0 features enable a high symbol rate of 2 Mbits per second (Mbps) using the high-speed LE 2M PHY or a significantly longer range using the LE coded PHY at either 500 Kbits per second (Kbps) or 125 Kbps.

A high output power of up to +8 dBm and the excellent sensitivity of the nRF52840 (-103 dBm at 125 Kbps) in combination with the LE coded PHY make the module ideal for applications that require long-range communication.

In addition to Bluetooth Low Energy with qualified Bluetooth mesh profile stack, the module supports 802.15.4 (Thread and Zigbee) and NFC-A.

Measuring 15.6 mm × 8.7 mm × 2.0 mm, the module offers the same form factor as PAN1026A and PAN1762 modules, but features smaller pitch and more pins.

The PAN1780 module provides a space-effective solution for smart city infrastructure, industrial mesh networks, Industry 4.0 robotics, and smart medical applications.

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