Realising mobile LE applications with BLE module

14-02-2023 | Rutronik | Industrial

Panasonic's PAN1782, available now from Rutronik, employs the long range of Bluetooth 5.1, providing a higher symbol rate of 2Mbit/s with the high-speed LE 2M PHY or a notably longer range with the LE-encoded PHY at 500kb/s or 125kb/s. The new channel selection algorithm (CSA#2) betters performance in high interference environments. Also, the new LE Advertising enhancements allow far larger data volumes to be transmitted in connectionless scenarios making the module a reliable option for applications in smart city, industrial mesh networks and medical environments.

Based on the Nordic nRF52833 Bluetooth chip, the module offers direction finding by AOA and AOD through Bluetooth. Also, type 2 near-field communication (NFC-A) is achievable with the device, e.g. for simplified pairing and payment solutions.

It also impresses with its exceptionally low power consumption of just 4.9mA in TX and 4.7mA in RX mode and can readily be used in standalone mode. Further, the module supports Bluetooth Mesh, Thread and Zigbee Mesh protocols.

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By Seb Springall