BT832X, The Longest Range Bluetooth 5 Module
BT832X, Bluetooth 5 Module with Power Amplifier
BT832X is a Nordic nRF52832 module with Skyworks SKY66112 power amplifier. With over +20 dBm TX power, Bluetooth range between two modules is 1140 meters.
Sister module, BT832XE is with Power Amplifier and an u.FL Connector for external antenna.
Bluetooth Range Measurements and Recommendations
Measurement site, methods, and raw data are available at this webpage. Summaries:
Both antennas at 4.2 meters above ground, average range is 1140 meters.
Both antennas at 1.52 meters (5 feet, typical height of thermostat in the USA), range is 1120 meters.
At high obstruction, BT832X range degradation is much smaller than other modules.
With +20 dBm TX, BT832X is much better in wall penetration than other modules for indoor applications.
Nordic nRF52832 QFAA with ARM Cortex M4F (M4 for nRF52810 module)
512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM (192KB flash/64 KBRAM for nRF52810 module)
Complete RF solution with integrated antenna.
TX power with antenna gain: over +20 dBm.
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
0.4 uA OFF mode, 1.8 uA idle
Operation Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Integrated shield to resist EMI
Unit price: $11.50 each at 1K pcs
FCC ID: X8WBT832XE
IC (Industrial Canada) ID: 4100A-BT832XE
Datasheets, certificates, evaluation board schematics are available for download.
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.
For volume discount and production lead time, please email Fanstel
BT832X evaluation boards. 2-pack, one with Master firmware and one with Slave firmware for Bluetooth range measurement.
EV BT832X V3 has the same footprint as that of Arduino UNO R3. It is not a compatible board. Nordic development environment can be used to develop codes for many UNO R3 shields.
AT command firmware is available from Fanstel.