Dual-core Bluetooth 5.2 module offers “next level connectivity”

With a feature set that belies its small size, the ISP2053 dual-core Bluetooth 5.2 module from Insight SiP is now available from Rutronik. The module measures 8.0 x 8.0 x 1.0mm and is based on the nRF5340 chip from Nordic Semiconductor and features powerful dual-core Cortex-M33 CPUs, with flash and RAM.

When combined with an enhanced antenna, RF matching circuit and 32MHz and 32.768kHz crystals, the module is suitable for medical, industrial or other complex IoT applications. The ISP series supports several protocols such as Bluetooth LE, Bluetooth Mesh, Thread, ZigBee ANT and near field communication (NFC).

Despite its small form factor, the module also includes integrated decoupling capacitors, load capacitors and DC/DC converters. There is also a variety of digital and analogue IOs, system peripherals, high-speed SPI, QSPI and USB ports. The module has an operating temperature range of -40 to +105 degrees C.

Long range data throughput is 2Mbits per second. Rutronik said the ISP2053 is the most advanced fully certified 2.4GHz LE module series available on the market to date. 

Rutronik also offers development tools specially tailored to the ISP2053, with complete hardware solutions for prototyping, testing and programming. Insight SiP offers dedicated test boards with complete hardware and software environment, which also include test points for I/Os which can be combined with Nordic development kits as well as external J-Link programs.

The ISP2053 software platform is compatible with Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF Connect software development kit, which integrates the Zephyr RTOS, protocol stacks, application examples and hardware drivers.

The evaluation board ISP2053-AX-EB is suitable for first tests and prototyping around the ISP2053 module. It contains an interface board with an integrated J-Link OB JTAG/SWD emulator, the test board (ISP2053-AX-TB), and connection cables.

Target applications for the module are in low energy audio, professional lighting installations, wearable devices, smart home appliances, asset tracking and real time location systems (RTLS) and a variety of IoT applications including those in the industrial and medical sectors.


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