BC840M, BC840, BC840E Compact nRF52840 Bluetooth 5, Thread, Zigbee Module
BC840M Series is an advanced, highly flexible solution for today's increasingly demanding Ultra Low Power and higher throughput applications in the IoT world. Inherent industry-grade security is essential in today's applications, a cryptographic accelerator is embedded.
Three modules in the BC840M Series BLE 5, Thread, Zigbee modules. They have the same features except size and range.
BC840M, range 135 meters at 1Mbps; Size, 7.1 (10.1)x12.2x1.5mm.
BC840, range 4 meters at 1Mbps; Size, 7.1x9.2x1.5mm
BC840E, range with ANT060 antenna, 850 meters at 1Mbps, 3400 meters at 125 kbps; Size, 7.1x12.2x1.8mm.
For a brief description of Bluetooth mesh and its requirements for security, please go to webpage BT840F.
BC840M 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.
BC840M 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, BC840M Series 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: 400 meters at 125Kbps, 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
FCC ID: X8WBC840M
IC (Industrial Canada) ID: 4100A-BC840M
Japan: TELEC 201-190140
Australia: RCM Certified
For volume discount and production lead time, please email Fanstel.
BC840M is a compact, long range, nRF52840 CKAA, Bluetooth 5, Thread, Zigbee module
Size is 7.1x12.2x1.5mm, antenna area width is 10.1mm.
$9.95 each at 10-pack; $9.15 each at 100-pack.; $7.96 each at 1K pcs
BC840 is a compact, short range nRF52840 CKAA module.
Size is 7.1x9.2x1.5mm.
$7.77 from 1 to 999 pcs. $7.44 each at 1K pcs
BC840E is a compact nRF52840 CKAA module with an u.FL connector.
Size is 7.1x12.2x1.5mm.
$10.39 each at 10-pack; $9.56 each at 100-pack, $8.31 each at 1K pcs