Ultra-low-power multiprotocol module added to portfolio

27-01-2020 | Rutronik | Subs & Systems

Minew’s new MS88SF2 multi-protocol module is based on the SoC nRF52840, Nordic’s most powerful short-range wireless microcontroller. It can be run with the wireless protocols Bluetooth 5.0, ZigBee 3.0, Thread and ANT, as well as proprietary 2.4GHz stacks. The module is offered at Rutronik UK.

The highly integrated module in a compact package (23.2mm x 17.4mm x 2mm) contains all necessary components from radio to different antennas (PCB and ceramic) and the antenna-matching network or a U.FL/IPEX antenna plug for connecting an external antenna. Its metal cover assures protection against undesired radiation and electromagnetic waves.

Due to its ARM Cortex-M4F processor with a core speed of 64MHz, the powerful microcontroller provides adequate computing power for highly complex algorithms and also for floating-point calculations (due to the coprocessor). The 1MB flash memory can hold several radio stacks as well as larger customer applications, and it provides enough space for data logger tasks. With on-chip DC-DC converter and LDO controller as well as automated power-saving mode, the flexible power management improves the energy efficiency of the module.

The device is currently CE, FCC, IC, TELEC and BQB certified. With its attractive pricing, the module reduces the expenses of building network nodes in applications such as cycling computers, blood glucose meters, heart rate and blood pressure monitoring, scales, thermometers, sports and fitness sensors, mobile accessories, remote controls and toys, key fobs and wrist bands, 3D glasses and gaming controllers.

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