TDK’s miniature Bluetooth module is available from Mouser Electronics Andy Pratt January 25, 2016 Comms / Bluetooth / Wireless, Wearable Distributor Mouser Electronics now stocks TDK’s SESUB-PAN-D14580 Bluetooth v4.1 module. This compact, Low Energy (LE) micro module is the world’s smallest module for Bluetooth Smart devices, says the company. The 3.5 × 3.5 × 1mm module is based on the company’s proprietary Semiconductor Embedded in Substrate (SESUB) technology, which is claimed to result in a reduction of 60% in size, compared to modules using discrete components. The single-mode module’s footprint and low current consumption make it ideal for battery-powered wearable devices where small size, light weight, and low power consumption are essential, points out the distributor. The module integrates a Dialog Semiconductor DA14580 Bluetooth 4.1 chip, 32bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller, and DC/DC converter onto a thin substrate, along with all peripheral circuitry including a 16MHz crystal, inductor, and capacitor. All I/O from the substrate layers are routed to a BGA footprint on the module’s bottom surface. Interfaces include UART, SPI, and I2C, to implement connectivity. The low-power module requires a voltage supply of 3.0V, and consumes only 5.0mA when transmitting, 5.4mA when receiving, and 0.8µA in standby mode. Output power is rated at 0dBm (typical), with a communication range of 10m, depending on line of sight and antenna characteristics. http://www.mouser.com WEARTECHDESIGN.COM – Latest News/Advice on Technology for Wearable Devices Weartechdesign is unlike any other website currently serving the technology for wearable devices. We carry the very latest news for design engineers and purchasers. Register on our mailing list to receive regular updates and offers from WearTechDesign REGISTER YOUR INTEREST Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.