New Bluetooth microcontroller intelligence includes value-added NFC peripheral

03-02-2020 | Mouser Electronics | Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors now offers its QN9090 and QN9030 Bluetooth 5 SoC with hardware compatible options for 802.15.4, Multiprotocol RF, and optional NFC technology. The series is available now from Mouser. The latest enhancements to its series of BLE devices assist next-generation intelligent connected devices by delivering ultra-low power consumption and integrating a high-capacity CPU with a wide operating temperature range, a comprehensive mix of analog and digital peripherals and BLE mesh support.

The devices are powered by an Arm Cortex-M4 running at 48MHz and include up to 640KB onboard flash and 152 KB SRAM, giving storage space and flexibility for complex applications and safe OTA updates. The series devices assist in accelerating development and time-to-market for developers building products with rich features for diverse IoT applications such as personal healthcare devices, sports and fitness trackers, building and home automation, connected appliances, toys and gaming peripherals, as well as beacons and mesh networks.

As the company’s BLE SoC with NFC integrated on-chip, the QN9090T and QN9030T variants support out-of-band wireless communications to allow numerous use cases. By tapping an IoT device based on the QN9090T to a smartphone, tablet or other NFC reader device, a BLE connection can be swiftly created, considerably simplifying the pairing process. The built-in NFC NTAG eliminates the need for the tag to be powered and creates further opportunities for diagnostics or device commissioning in stages of the device life cycle.

By Natasha Shek