BT832XE, The Longest Range Bluetooth  5 Module, External Antenna


BT832XE with ANT060 +6 dBi antenna


BT832XE is a Bluetooth 5 module with nRF52832, SKY66112 power amplifier, and an u.FL connector for an external antenna. Bluetooth range with an +6 dBi external antenna is 1350 meters for all angles when one antenna is rotated by 30 degrees after each measurement.

The external antenna ANT060 is omni directional.

Sister module BT832X is with integrated PCB trace antenna.


  • Nordic nRF52832 QFAA with ARM Cortex M4F

  • 512 KB flash, 64 KB RAM

  • Complete RF solution with an u.FL connector for external antenna.

  • Bluetooth line of sight range with ANT060: 1350 meters, omni directional

  • 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

  • Temperature sensor

  • 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

  • Availability: production


  • FCC ID: X8WBT832XE

  • IC (Industrial Canada) ID: 4100A-BT832XE

Datasheets, certificates, evaluation board schematics are available for download.

Antenna ANT060 Specifications




ANT060 antenna can be used with Fanstel module with an u.FL connector. It consists of:

  • an antenna with an SMA connector and + 6 dBi gain

  • an SMA connector to u.FL connector adaptor cable, about 4 inche or 100 mm long.

  • panel mounting hardware at SMA connector side of adaptor cable.

Evaluation Boards

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.

Order Products

For volume discount and production lead time, please email Fanstel

BT832XE, The longest range Bluetooth 5 module with u.FL connector
from 17.80

BT832XE is the longest range Bluetooth 5 module, 1350 meters between 2 BT832XE with used with ANT060 antenna.

$11.87 each at 1K pcs

ANT060 SMA antenna with u.FL to SMA adaptor cable is recommended for use with BT832XE. 


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ANT060 6 dBi antenna and SMA100 u.FL to SMA adapter cable
from 5.91

ANT060: 6 dBi antenna with SMA connector with a 100 mm (4 inches) long u.FL to SMA adapter cable. Includes panel mounting hardware.

To be used with BT832XE, BT600E, or BT840E.

$4.92 each for 10-pack

$3.15 each for 1000-pcs


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EV-BT832XE, Evaluation board for BT832XE, the longest range Bluetooth 5 module

BT832XE evaluation boards. 2-pack, one with Master firmware and one with Slave firmware for Bluetooth range measurement. Includes 2 ANT060 antenna with u.FL to SMA adapter cable.

EV-BT832XE in distributor stock is single and with Slave firmware. You have to buy antenna ANT060 separately.

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.

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