BlueNRG-MS

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Bluetooth Low Energy Network Processor supporting Bluetooth 4.1 core specification

The BlueNRG-MS is a very low power Bluetooth low energy (BLE) single-mode network processor, compliant with Bluetooth specification v4.1. The BlueNRG-MS supports multiple roles simultaneously, and can act at the same time as Bluetooth Smart sensor and hub device.

The Bluetooth Low Energy stack runs on the embedded ARM Cortex-M0 core. The stack is stored on the on-chip non-volatile Flash memory and can be easily upgraded via SPI. The device comes pre-programmed with a production-ready stack image (whose version could change at any time without notice). A different or more up-to-date stack image can be downloaded from the ST web site and programmed on the device through the ST provided software tools. The BlueNRG-MS allows applications to meet of the tight advisable peak current requirements imposed with the use of standard coin cell batteries. The maximum peak current is only 10 mA at 1 dBm of output power. Ultra low-power sleep modes and very short transition times between operating modes allow very low average current consumption, resulting in longer battery life. The BlueNRG-MS offers the option of interfacing with external microcontrollers using SPI transport layer.

Key Features:

•    Bluetooth specification v4.1 compliant master and slave single-mode Bluetooth low energy network processor
•    Embedded Bluetooth low energy protocol stack: GAP, GATT, SM, L2CAP, LL, RF-PHY
•    Bluetooth low energy profiles provided separately
•    Operating supply voltage: from 1.7 to 3.6 V
•    8.2 mA maximum TX current (@0 dBm, 3.0 V)
•    Down to 1.7 µA current consumption with active BLE stack
•    Integrated linear regulator and DC-DC step-down converter
•    Up to +8 dBm available output power (at antenna connector)
•    Excellent RF link budget (up to 96 dB)
•    Accurate RSSI to allow power control
•    Proprietary application controller interface (ACI), SPI based, allows interfacing with an external host 
application microcontroller

•    Full link controller and host security
•    High performance, ultra-low power Cortex-M0 32-bit based architecture core
•    Upgradable BLE stack (stored in embedded Flash memory, via SPI)
•    AES security co-processor
•    Low power modes
•    16 or 32 MHz crystal oscillator
•    12 MHz ring oscillator
•    32 kHz crystal oscillator
•    32 kHz ring oscillator
•    Battery voltage monitor
•    Compliant with the following radio frequency regulations: ETSI EN 300 328, EN 300 440, FCC CFR47 Part 15, ARIB STD-T66
•    Available in QFN32 (5 x 5 mm) and WLCSP34 (2.66 x 2.56 mm) packages
•    Operating temperature range: -40 °C to 85 °C

For further information, please contact Robin Scholes on:
(011) 923 9600 rscholes@arrow.altech.co.za

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Issued By:    Seipati Tlhoaele
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