Bluetooth low energy module has integrtated antenna
Wireless connectivity modules are popular with Industry 4.0 and IoT developers, helping them to lower development costs, reduce time to market and simplifies procurement and certification. Texas Instruments has announced an expansion of its industry-leading wireless connectivity module portfolio with the availability of new SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy certified modules with integrated antenna which provide the longest range with low power consumption.
The wireless connectivity modules are claimed to have industry-leading RF performance with low power, long range and proven interoperability with reliability testing. They also bring quicker development time thanks to pre-certified modules for FCC/IC/CE/TELEC country specific regulations and WiFi Alliance certification, along with integrated antennae and the company’s tools ecosystem. Certified software stacks for the Bluetooth specification are also available.
Developers can use the module as a single-chip or as a wireless network processor to add Bluetooth low energy to IoT applications. They also offer a migration path from module to IC for future cost reduction.
Designers can take advantage of many third-party wireless module suppliers using the company’s wireless chips that offer additional options of form factor, antenna, software and design services.
Development kits and evaluation boards are also available.