Extended range opens up Bluetooth module applications

13th July 2017
Mick Elliott

Semiconductor are now being shipped by Mouser Electronics. These Bluetooth low energy wireless modules offer an extended range of up to 400 metres bidirectional communication (or up to 450 metres in beacon-only mode) for a broad range of applications, including Internet of Things (IoT) and home and factory automation.

The modules are 48MHz 32-bit solutions with 256KBytes of flash, 32KBytes of SRAM, and a 12-bit SAR analogue-to-digital converter (ADC).

They feature two integrated crystals, up to 19 general-purpose inputs and outputs (GPIOs), and a programmable architecture that supports a number of peripheral functions (such as ADC, timers, counters, and PWM) and serial communication protocols (including I2C, UART, and SPI).

The modules include a royalty-free Bluetooth low energy stack compatible with Bluetooth 4.2 and are available in two certified versions (CYBLE-212006-01 and CYBLE-202007-01) and an uncertified version (CYBLE-202013-11).

The CYBLE-212006-01 includes an integrated trace antenna, while the CYBLE-202007-01 supports an external antenna via a u-FL connector.

The uncertified CYBLE-202013-11 supports an external antenna through a RF solder pad output and omits the RF shield.

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