Design flexibility for smart applications with embedded Bluetooth 5.0 module

09-06-2022 | Rutronik | Subs & Systems

The iVativ RENO module, available now from Rutronik, is based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC and supports Bluetooth 5.0, Thread/ZigBee/ANT and NFC-A. Combining all relevant analog front-ends, antennas and crystals, the small form factor (10mm x 1.5mm x 1.5mm) and low power consumption lower system costs while delivering high design flexibility. Advanced security features, combined wireless stacks, network stacks and application APIs offload the host processor and lower development costs and time-to-market. It is ideal for smart home applications, asset trackers and location devices, healthcare systems, smart fitness devices, IIoT sensors and control, and mobile payments.

The module ensures secure connectivity and data protection via BLE and supports UART and SPI as interfaces to the user's MCU. The module is FCC, IC and CE certified.

It uses an ARM CryptoCell 310 crypto accelerator and AES 128-bit encryption. APIs and AT commands make the module functional on all popular MCUs with little or no porting effort. The component incorporates RTOS- or bare-metal based user applications seamlessly and is independent of SoC/chipset and the corresponding SDKs/firmware. Likewise, a secure boot process can be guaranteed.

It is offered with an integrated PCB antenna or an MHF4 antenna connector. It also provides matching development kits for each.

The multiprotocol module operates with no problem in a temperature range of -40C to 85C and humidity of 5% to 90%, making it ideal for industrial environments. Firmware updates are possible via OTA DFU.