Panasonic’s PAN1782 module leverages the long range of Bluetooth 5.1

Panasonic’s PAN1782 module leverages the long range of Bluetooth 5.1, offering a higher symbol rate of 2Mbit/s with the high-speed LE 2M PHY or a significantly longer range with the LE-encoded PHY at 500kb/s or 125kb/s. 

A new channel selection algorithm (CSA#2) improves performance in high interference environments. In addition, the new LE advertising enhancements enable much larger data volumes to be transmitted in connectionless scenarios. This makes the module a reliable choice for applications in smart city, industrial mesh networks and medical environments. 

Based on the Nordic nRF52833 Bluetooth chip, the module supports direction finding by angle of arrival (AOA) and angle of departure (AOD) via Bluetooth. In addition, type 2 near field communication (NFC-A) is possible with the PAN1782, for example, for simplified pairing and payment solutions. 

It features extremely low power consumption of only 4.9mA in TX and 4.7mA in RX mode and can easily be used in standalone mode. In addition, the module supports Bluetooth Mesh, Thread and Zigbee Mesh protocols. 

Additional specifications include ARM Cortex-M4 (64MHz) with 256kB flash memory and 32kB internal RAM, 128-bit AES/ECB/CCM/AAR coprocessor for on-the-fly packet encryption, and up to 16 general purpose I/Os (GPIO) shared by up to 4 SPI, 2 I²C, 2 UART, 8CH ADC, COMP, QDEC, NFC-A, 4x PWM, nRESET.

Output power is 8dBm, configurable from -20dBm in 4dB steps and -40dBm in whisper mode. Sensitivity is -96dBm at 1Mbit/s and -103dBm at 125kb/s.

The voltage ranges from 1.7V to 5.5V and temperature from -40 degree C to 85 degree C.

There is pin-compatible hardware replacement for PAN1026A, PAN1762 and PAN1781 and it measures 15.6 x 8.7 x 2.0mm.

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