BT832F, Long Range BLE 5 Module
BT832F is a long range, low cost Bluetooth 5 module using Nordic nRF52832 QFAA SoC. With an integrated high performance PCB trace antenna, Bluetooth range is 760 meters, antennas 4.2 meters above ground and 390 meters, antennas 1.52 meters above ground for 1 Mbps data rate. Peak current consumption is 7.5 mA.
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, 8 configurable channels with programmable gain
Type 2 near field communication (NFC-A) tag
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
Operation Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Integrated shield to resist EMI
Bluetooth Range Measurements, One-Way Data transmission
Measurement site, methods, and raw data are available. In Summaries:
760 meters, both antennas at 4.2 meters above ground ( over 60% Fresnel zone clearance).
390 meters, both antennas at 1.52 meters (5 feet), typical height of thermostat in the USA.
Two-Way Range Measurements Using Pre-BLE 5 Mesh Stacks
Antenna 1.7 meters above ground. Trees and bushes nearby. Measured in 4/2017.
More interference in actual application is very likely. Range can be shorter.
FCC ID: X8WBT832
IC (Industrial Canada) ID: 4100A-BT832
Japan: passes testing, waiting for TELEC number.
Australia: RCM certified.
Datasheets, certificates, evaluation board schematics are available for download.
Evaluation Board EV BT832F
EV BT832F is preloaded with BlueNor Mesh application and Bluetooth 4.2 stacks. It can be used with Android app or iOS app, BlueNor Mesh available at Google Play Store and Apple App Store, respectively..
When Bluetooth 5 (Bluetooth SIG) mesh SDK and Android app source codes are available, they can be downloaded from 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.
For volume discount and production lead time, please email Fanstel
BT832F, BLE 5.0 module with the same soldering pad footprint as BT832 and 220 meters range.
10-pack price, $6.53 each;
100-pack price at $6.01 each
1K pcs-reel price, $5.22 each