Panasonic’s Bluetooth dual-mode module is available from Rutronik UK

The Panasonic HCI (host controlled interface) Bluetooth RF module, the PAN1326C2, is based on Texas Instruments’ CC2564C dual-mode Bluetooth controller that combines Bluetooth Basic Rate (BR), enhanced data rate (EDR) and Low Energy (LE). The module supports up to 10 Bluetooth LE connections simultaneously using independent buffering for LE without affecting the BR or EDR performance. The module is now available at Rutronik UK.

The PAN1326C2 has approximately twice the range of other BLE solutions, says Rutronik, and an output power of +12dBm and receiver sensitivity of -93dBm for what is described as a solid RF performance. The BT4.2-compliant module includes updated BLE features, such as enhanced security, higher data rates compared to Bluetooth 4.0 or 4.1 and an assisted mode for the HFP1.6 Wideband Speech (WBS) profile or the A2DP profile.

Another characteristic is that it enables scatternet with up to three piconets simultaneously, one as master and two as slave. Up to two synchronous connection oriented (SCO) links are possible on the same piconet, added Rutronik. The module achieves low power consumption in all Bluetooth modes due to energy-saving features like shutdown mode and sleep mode where it needs only 135 microA.

The space-saving footprint is 85.5mm² (9.0 x 9.5 x 8.0mm) and the pad pitch is 1.3mm and only two module layers. The PAN1326C2 is pin-compatible with all CC256x-based Panasonic modules and has the standard interfaces general purpose I/O (GPIO), PCM and UART. The PAN1326C2 is CE, FCC and IC-certified. Applications include blood glucose meters, industrial sensors, entertainment devices, mobile accessories and toys.

Rutronik uk operates as an independent company with a team of qualified UK employees with broad experience of the electronics industry. Parent company Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente is a broadline distributor for semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components in addition to storage technologies, displays and boards and wireless products. The company primarily targets the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting market.

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