4.0 Smart Modules
= Single Mode Low Energy (LE), BR-LE4.0-S2A, nBlue
= Dual Mode Low Energy (LE), BR-LE4.0-D2A, BlueBridge
Both pin-for-pin compatible with legacy BlueRadios
Bluetooth and ZigBee modules.
nano ampere network module
no external components or firmware)
technology holds the promise of wireless connectivity everywhere,
Bluetooth Smart is an emerging open standard developed
by the Bluetooth SIG that offers state-of-the-art communication
technology in the sports and fitness, medical, watch, home
and office and other consumer markets. Bluetooth low
energy technology will offer a low-cost, low-power interface
to your cellular phone, laptop, or other Bluetooth
enabled product. Though Bluetooth low energy is a separate
standard from Bluetooth, it can be easily integrated
into existing Bluetooth chipsets and is poised for
extensive roll-out in cellular phones and Bluetooth
enabled devices in 2012.
the leader in low energy OEM RF module solutions, BlueRadios
is pleased to be an active contributor to the emerging Bluetooth
4.0 low energy industry. The nBlue
BR-LE4.0-S2A which is the first operational single-mode, system-on-chip
module to support Bluetooth low energy. Also first
to market is BlueBridge
BR-LE4.0-D2A a Dual mode version with
the exact same packaging and pin outs.
(CC2540) Summary Spec. (459KB)
(CC2541) Summary Spec. (459KB)
is a standalone Class1
module solution and requires no firmware or external components!
Custom client applications
can be written directly onto the nBlue,
which supports both analog and digital peripherals, eliminating
the need for a second costly microprocessor (see stack below).
Alternately, the BR-LE4.0-S2A
can be integrated into an existing design as
a HCI network processor device, with a host processor running
the core application and the BR-LE4.0-S2A
providing Bluetooth low energy communications.
Purchasers of nBlue
qualified to receive IAR Systems 8051 compiler for only $1K.
MSRP is $3K
Low Energy Fact Sheet (34KB)
vs. Turnkey Module Comparison (82KB)
vs. Discrete Design Total Cost of Ownership
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Overall Dimensions (Antenna) (146KB)
SMT Land Dimensions (154KB)
and ESD (21KB)
Test Report (499KB)
Foot Print(s) Library (Zip file) (55KB)
Foot Print(s) Library (Zip file)
RF Related Documents:
Ceramic Chip Antenna Data Sheet (799KB)
Grant Approval (66KB)
IC Test Report (1609KB)
Grant Approval (881KB)
of Conformity (352KB)
QDID: B016552 Controller Subsystem
QDID: B017183 Host Subsystem
QDID: B019095 BLE Profiles
Mode Low Energy Smart Modules (Protocol
The Bluetooth low energy protocol stack is built similarly
to BR/EDR stack, with a controller layer at the bottom, followed
by a host layer, and finally the profile and application layers.
modules contain a full stack all the way up
to the application layer as seen below. The ATBLE API contains
all the necessary commands to enable the user to quickly and
easily develop a fully-featured BLE application. The User
Application can use the ATBLE API through the UART, using
an external microcontroller, or by writing a custom application
to run on the GAP and GATT layers. Standard Bluetooth
Low Energy profiles supported: Embedded Bluetooth Stack Protocols
and Profiles (Master/Slave) include: GAP, GATT, SMP, ATT,
L2CAP, BAS, BLP, BLS, DIS, FMP, ANP, HIDS, HOGP, HID, HTP,
HTS, HRP, HRS, IOP, IAS, LLS, PASP, PXP, SCPP, SCPS, TIP,
Generic BLE profiles supported with AT Commands the rest with
AT Command API.
to compile in custom "C" Applications
Why Bluetooth Low Energy from BlueRadios?
provides traditional, single-mode, and dual-mode Bluetooth
modules in the same footprint..
shipped the worlds first (controller, host, and application
on one device) single-mode Bluetooth low energy turnkey
module using a TI 8051 core CC2540 baseband.
shipped the worlds first dual
mode turnkey module solution.
provides a total module solution: RF ICs, protocol stacks,
profile software, application examples, development kits,
integrated antenna, plus end certifications.
Taking advantage of the BR-LE4.0-D2A Bluetooth
dual-mode infrastructure, single-mode Bluetooth devices
a low-cost, low-power solution that easily integrates into
existing or new products.
- USB Evaluation Dongle
Contains BR-LE4.0-S2A module
blue ABS plastic enclosure
software drivers required
Serial FTDI or USB 2.0 support
X 18(W) X 10(H)mm (1.2" X 0.71" X 0.40")
Note: Due to high initial demand only one sample per client.
Low Energy Wireless Sensors >>>
4.0 Single Mode Protocol Packet Sniffer
Includes USB Hardware Dongle (similar
to one pictured above with plastic enclosure)
Comes with download link for Windows based PC software
Why pay $25K or more for the more expensive units
from Ellisys and Frontline Test Equipment?
communicating once a second consumes 30uA on average. To put
this in perspective, 30uA corresponds to 330 days of battery
life using a CR2032 coin cell.
not recommended for data streaming applications over
the standard defined profiles like GAP & GATT. Bluetooth
Low Energy does not support BT SIG Serial Port Profile
(SPP). BLE is not backwards compatible with
legacy Bluetooth devices.
Telemedicine / Telehealth
Health Care and Medical
Medical Patient Monitoring
Human Interface Devices
Automated Meter Reading (AMR)
Sports and leisure equipment
Home and Building Automation
Mobile phone accessories
Wireless Sensor Networks
Wireless Alarms and Security
Remote monitoring and control
Lighting and HVAC control
low energy single mode is not compatible with legacy
Bluetooth only dual mode devices are. Single
mode is ideal for end devices and dual mode is for gateway
type devices like PC, laptop, and cell phones.
Low Energy Evaluation Kits>>>