Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle enables 720kbit/s data rates up to 300m range
Offering a range of 300m in free space and a data rate of 720kbit/s, the SE Skipper UBT21-1 Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle will be announced at Embedded World in Nuremberg (14 to 17 March 2017).
SE Spezial-Electronic says that the data rate means the dongle is suitable for use as a transmitter and receiver adapter for wireless industrial and medical systems. Its integrated Bluetooth stack supports concurrent operation of classical Bluetooth and Bluetooth low energy. The SE Skipper UBT21-1 can also be used as a local Bluetooth Smart Ready gateway for the IoT without using the Bluetooth stack of the OS. Using a multiplex protocol (EDM), the dongle can simultaneously manage up to seven individual Bluetooth links independent of the OS and external radio drivers.
Unlike other devices available on the market, the protocol processing and configuration storage are entirely handled within the SE Skipper UBT21-1. Graphic, Windows-based configuration software, the SPA Toolbox, is provided, with an application programming interface (API) which integrates into application-specific software programs. Once programmed for the specific requirements of a customer, no further user configuration is required. A desktop, PC, laptop or an embedded board, needs only to provide an uncommitted USB port. Suitable virtual COM port drivers (VCP) are available for all common operating systems.
The dongle is specified for ambient temperatures from -30 to +70 degree C and meets all EMC requirements per IEC 60601-1-1-2 (2007). It is certified for Europe (CE/R&TTE), Canada (IC), the USA (FCC), and Japan (TELEC). Approvals for Brazil
(Anatel) and Australia (RCM) are pending.