BT832XE, The Longest Range Bluetooth 5 Module, External 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
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
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 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
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.
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
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.