BC832, Micro BLE 5.0 Module for Wearable IoTs

 

BC832 with castellated/LGA hybrid pins

 

BC832 is a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 5 with NFC module using Nordic nRF52832 SoC. A chip antenna is integrated. 

Size of this micro module is 7.8x8.8x1.3mm. It has 16 castellated pins for applications needing limited number of GPIOs. Additional 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all nRF52832 GPIO pins. 

BC832

BC832

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Nordic nRF52832 QFAA with ARM Cortex M4F
  • 512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM
  • Complete RF solution with integrated antenna
  • NFC-A tag interface for Out Of Band pairing
  • 128-bit AES HW encryption
  • Serial Wire Debug (SWD)
  • Nordic SoftDevice Ready
  • Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update

32 GPIOs, firmware configurable and Peripherals

  • 12 bit/200KSps ADC
  • 3x SPI Master/Slave, 8 Mbps
  • 2x 2-wireMaster/Slave, I2C compatible
  • UART
  • Quadrature Demodulator (QDEC)
  • I2S audio interface
  • Digital microphone interface
  • Peripherals: Temperature sensor, general comparator, Low power comparator, Random Number Generator
  • 20 channel CPU independent Programmable Peripheral Interconnect (PPI)
  • 5 x 32 bits, 3 x 24 bits Real Time Counters (RTC)

Power:

  • Operation voltage: 1.7V to 3.6V
  • Peak current: 5.4 mA RX, 5.3 mA TX at 0 dBm.
  • 0.4 uA OFF mode, 1.8 uA idle

RF Performance

  • RX sensitivity: -96 dBm
  • TX power: -20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps
  • Line of Sight Range: 50 meters (150 feet).

Miscellaneous

  • Sizes: 7.8x8.8x1.3mm
  • Operation Temperature: -40°C to +85°C 
  • Integrated shield to resist EMI
  • Evaluation board: EV-BC832

Certifications:

  • FCC ID: X8WBC832
  • IC (Industrial Canada) ID: 4100A-BC832
  • Europe: Approved

MEASURING BLUETOOTH RANGES IN MESH NETWORKS

Bluetooth Mesh Evaluation board is preloaded with mesh protocol testing firmware. Up to 65536 nodes are supported. Each node can be addressed and controlled by smartphone. 

Bluetooth range between a pair of BC832 is shorter than between a phone and a BC832. A different firmware is required to measure the range between  a pair of BC832.

Measuring BC832 Bluetooth range with a smartphone

Measuring BC832 Bluetooth range with a smartphone

 

Procedures for measuring Bluetooth ranges.

  1. Download BlueNor Mesh User Manual from the DOWNLOAD section below.
  2. Download BlueNor Mesh APK from Google Play Store.
  3. Follow Procedures to Send Message in Mesh Network in the manual.
  4. Test for the maximum range to receive an ACK from node A.

Enclosure of final product will reduce Bluetooth range. Interference from other wireless sources, walls, and other physical objects will also reduce Bluetooth range. Bluetooth range in end user environment will be shorter.

EVALUATION BOARDS

Evaluation board is pre-loaded with BlueNor Mesh testing firmware. User manual can be downloaded from the section below.

Evaluation board with firmware supporting AT commands is available by special order. Please email Fanstel.

DOWNLOAD document

ORDER PRODUCTS

In reel quantity (1K pcs), unit price of BC832 is $6.08.

For production lead time and volume discount, please email Fanstel

BC832, Micro Bluetooth 5.0 module, Size: 7.8x8.8x1.3mm, castellated pins
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BC832 micro Bluetooth 5 module, 10-pack, $7.60 each

Reel quantity (1K pcs), $6.08 each.

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