BT832A, nRF52810 Bluetooth 5 Module
BT832A is a Bluetooth Low Energy, BLE 5 module using Nordic nRF52810 SoC with an integrated PCB trace antenna.
Size of module is 14x16x1.9mm. It has 16 castellated pins for applications needing limited number of GPIOs. Additional 24 LGA (Land Grid Array) pins provide access to all nRF52810 GPIO pins.
Basing on nRF52810, BT832A is a lower cost alternative to BT832, an nRF52832 module. BT832A is pin to pin compatible with BT832. Three main differences:
Cortex M4F in BT832 has hardware DSP and floating point instructions. Cortex M4 in BT832A has hardware DSP instructions but it does not have floating point unit to support hardware instruction.
Flash/RAM memories in BT832 are 512KB/64KB. They are 192KB/24KB in BT832A.
BT832 has NFC tag interface. BT832A does not have NFC tag interface.
If your application does not need NFC tag interface, hardware floating point instruction, and 192KB flash/24KB RAM is enough, BT832A can be used instead.
Nordic nRF52810 QFAA with ARM Cortex M4 (no Floating Point Unit)
192 KB flash, 24 KB RAM
Complete RF solution with integrated antenna
Bluetooth range: 75 to 140 meters; Average range: 100 meters
128-bit AES HW encryption
Serial Wire Debug (SWD)
Nordic SoftDevice Ready
Over-The-Air (OTA) firmware update
Up to 32 GPIOs, firmware configurable and Peripherals
12 bit/200KSps ADC, 8 configurable channels with programmable gain
64 level comparator
15 level low power comparator with wake-up from system OFF mode
3x 4-channel pulse width modulator (PWM) units with EasyDMA
Digital microphone interface (PDM)
5x 32 bit timers with counter mode
Up to 3x SPI Master/Slave with Easy DMA
Up to 2x I2C compatible 2-wire master/slave
I2S with EasyDMA
UART (CTS/RTS) with EasyDMA
Programmable peripheral interconnect (PPI)
Quadrature Demodulator (QDEC)
AES HW encryption with EasyDMA
Autonomous peripheral operation without CPU intervention using PPI and Easy DMA
3x real time counter (RTC)
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
RX sensitivity: -96 dBm
TX power: -20 to +4 dBm in 4 dB steps
Operation Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Integrated shield to resist EMI
Evaluation board: EV-BT832
FCC ID: X8WBT832
IC (Industrial Canada) ID: 4100A-BT832
Australia: RCM certified.
Japan: passes testing, waiting for TELEC number.
Evaluation Board EV BT832A
EV BT832A is preloaded with BlueNor nRF5x application and SoftDevice S132 V5.0.0 Bluetooth 5 stacks. It can be used with Android app BlueNor nrf5x available at Google Play Store. You can send commands from an Android phone to toggle LED light on evaluation board. You can also send button pressing signal from evaluation board to Android device.
SDK and Android app source codes are available for download in the Bluetooth 5 Codes section of Download BlueNor Document. Other application codes can be downloaded from the same webpage.
To load other codes or to develop your own, a Nordic nRF52 DK is required but not included.
Please contact Fanstel for volume discount and production lead time.