BT832, BT832F, BT832X, nRF52832 BLE 5 Modules

 

BT832F and BT832

 

The Best Solution for Mesh Networks

Hard to reach nodes are likely in mesh networks. BlueNor BT832 Series modules are the best solution for mass deployment in mesh networks.

  1. Develop your products using BT832, the lowest cost module with Cortex M4F.
  2. Upgrade with BT832F when 220 meters range is required.
  3. Upgrade with BT832X when 1500 meters range is required.

With Bluetooth 5 mesh network protocol stacks and BlueNor BT832 Series modules, no hardware or firmware redesign is needed to reach any node in mesh network. For wide area mesh network, BT832X can be used as a repeater.

Using BlueNor BT832 Modules in Bluetooth 5 Mesh Network

Using BlueNor BT832 Modules in Bluetooth 5 Mesh Network

For products not used in a mesh network, BT832 is still the lowest cost, certified module with a Cortex M4F processor. This is our guarantee.

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. Two nodes (evaluation boards) are used for range measurements.

Using BlueNor Mesh evaluation boards to measure Bluetooth range.

Using BlueNor Mesh evaluation boards to measure Bluetooth range.

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 B.
  5. Rotate Node A by 30 degrees and take 12 total measurements. Minimum and maximum ranges are listed below.

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.

Upgradeable Bluetooth Range

To accommodate high performance antenna and power amplifier, physical sizes of BT832 Series modules are different. However, the soldering pad footprint is identical for all modules. Bluetooth range can be upgraded by replacing module only. No change to main board hardware and firmware is required (about 100 mA DC current is required for BT832X). Multiple versions of the same product can be made to meet various range requirements for mass deployment in mesh networks.

All nRF52832 GPIO pins can be accessed by either castellated pins or LGA pins. 

BT832X, BT832F and BT832 with the same hybrid castellated and LGA pins

BT832X, BT832F and BT832 with the same hybrid castellated and LGA pins

BT832, the Lowest Cost BLE 5 Module

  • Bluetooth Line of Sight Range: 75 to 140 meters
  • Sizes: 14.0x16.0x1.9mm
  • Peak current 7.5mA at +4dBm TX.
  • Certification: FCC, Industrial Canada
  • Availability: in production
  • Unit price: $4.73 at 1K pcs
  • $5 Bluetooth 5 module special: $5.00 each starting at 1 pcs.

BT832F, long range, low cost BLE 5 module

  • Bluetooth Line of Sight Range: 220 to 330 meters
  • Sizes: 15.0x20.8x1.9mm
  • Peak current 7.5mA at +4 dBm TX.
  • Certification: FCC, Industrial Canada
  • Availability: in production
  • Unit price: $5.22 at 1K pcs

BT832X, the longest Range Bluetooth module

  • Over 120 dB link budget, estimated range, 1500 meters
  • Sizes: 15.0x28.0x2.0mm
  • Peak current 95 mA at +20 dBm TX.
  • Certification:
  • Availability: Engineering sample in early March 2017.
  • Unit price:

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

Miscellaneous

  • Operation Temperature: -40°C to +85°C 
  • Integrated shield to resist EMI

Certifications:

  • FCC ID: X8WBT832
  • IC (Industrial Canada) ID: 4100A-BT832
  • Europe: pending

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.

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ORDER PRODUCTS

For volume discount and production lead time, please email Fanstel

BT832, Low cost Bluetooth 5 module
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BT832 Bluetooth 5 module for $5 special starting at one pcs.

Reel quantity (1K pcs), $4.73 each.

Flat rate is available within the USA via USPS and worldwide via DHL International Express

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BT832F, Low cost, long range Bluetooth 5.0 module
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BT832F, BLE 5.0 module with the same soldering pad footprint as BT832 and 220 meters range.

BT832F 10-pack price, $6.53 each

BT832F, 1K pcs-reel price, $5.22 each

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BT832X, The longest range Bluetooth 5 module
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With over 120 dB link budget, BT832X is the longest range Bluetooth module in the world.

BT832X is for pre-order only. Modules will be shipped in early March 2017.

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EV-BT832F, Evaluation board for BT832F
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EV-BT832, Evaluation board for BT832, Bluetooth 5 module
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EV-BT832X, Evaluation board for BT832X, the longest range Bluetooth 5 module
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Evaluation board for BT832X

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