BLE and NFC combination RF module designed for highly secure connections

10-02-2017 | Digikey | Subs & Systems

Now available from Digi-Key, Panasonic have introduced their embedded BLE and NFC combination RF module, the PAN1761 series. It supports both BLE 4.1 and NFC (NFC Forum Type 3 Tag) based on leading edge Toshiba SOC. The unique configuration of the device allows NFC to wake up BLE from standby using an NFC field and automatically initiate a Bluetooth connection. Highly secure Bluetooth connections are created using NFC to exchange link keys.

BLE applications with extended battery life are possible as a result of zero power consumption in standby mode. A remote device may independently create a wake up signal with neither host control nor local battery consumption. Embedded microcontroller access and 32kb EEPROM is available for autonomous stand-alone operation.

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