BC840, Compact nRF52840 Bluetooth 5, Thread, Zigbee Module
BC840 is an advanced, highly flexible solution for today's increasingly demanding Ultra Low Power, Ultra Long Range, and higher throughput applications in the IoT world. Inherent industry-grade security is essential in today's applications, a cryptographic accelerator is embedded.
Sister module BC840M is is slightly large(7.0x12.0x1.5mm), longer range alternative of BC840. Both have identical soldering pad footprints.
Sister module BC840E has an u.FL connector for external connector.
For a brief description of Bluetooth mesh and its requirements for security, please go to webpage BT840F.
BC840 Advanced Features
Bluetooth 5 datarate: 2Mbps, 1Mbps, 500 Kbps, 125 kbps
IEEE 802.15.4 Thread and Zigbee
Nordic 2.4 GHz proprietary
1.7V to 3.6V DC power supply
High voltage power supply to accept up to 5.5V DC for direct connection to Lithium batteries or 5V system power. An external voltage regulator is not required. Your total system cost can be lower and your PCB size can be smaller.
Embedded CryptoCell 310 co-processor can be used to provide more secure connection and to prevent hacker.
BC840 is required if your Bluetooth 5 devices are used in mesh networks with many nodes for desirable performance. Security is mandatory in Bluetooth mesh networks. By offloading decryption, encryption, and authentication works to CryptoCell-310, BC840 can deliver high performance in Bluetooth mesh networks.
Nordic nRF52840 CKAA (Rev. D silicon) with ARM Cortex M4F.
ARM CryptoCell-310 cryptographic co-processor
1MB flash, 256 KB RAM
Complete RF solution with integrated antenna
Bluetooth range: 10 meters at 1Mbps, estimated.
Multiple protocols: BLE, ANT, Thread, Zigbee
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
48 GPIOs, firmware configurable, Peripherals
12 bit/200KSps ADC
3x SPI Master/Slave, 8 Mbps
2x 2-wireMaster/Slave, I2C compatible
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)
Operation voltage: 1.7V to 5.5V
Operation Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Integrated shield to resist EMI
Availability: Production with Rev D silicon, February 2019
FCC ID: Pending
IC (Industrial Canada) ID: Pending
For volume discount and production lead time, please email Fanstel.
BC840 is a compact, short range nRF52840 CKAA module.
Size is 7.0x9.0x1.5mm.
$7.77 each at 10-pack; $7.77 each at 100-pack
$7.44 each at 1K pcs