Fujitsu Expands Bluetooth 4.2 Module Availability to North American Market

The module's processing capabilities and design flexibility minimize time and cost investments to develop low-power Industrial IoT applications for medical, instrumentation, industrial equipment and smart buildings.
By IOT Journal
Dec 01, 2016

PRESS RELEASE:

Fujitsu Components America, Inc., has announced the availability of its Bluetooth Version 4.2, FWM7BLZ20-series module to North American customers. The module's processing capabilities and design flexibility minimize time and cost investments to develop low-power Industrial IoT applications for medical, instrumentation, industrial equipment, and smart buildings.

The FWM7BLZ20-series module is based on the Nordic nRF52832 SoC with embedded 32-bit ARM Cortex M4 microcontroller, 512 KB Flash, 64 KB RAM, and integrated antenna. It provides designers with all the required hardware and software in a space-saving 15.7 x 9.8 x 1.7mm package.

With both 32MHz and 32.768kHz crystal oscillators embedded, all 30 GPIOs available for multiple peripheral connections, such as LEDs and sensors. On-chip NFC tag for Tap-and-Pair support (which requires an external antenna) is also included, as well as UART, SPI, SWDCLK, SWDIO, nRESET, TWI, and ADC interfaces.

Although the FWM7BLZ20 is the same size as Fujitsu's available MBH7BLZ02 Bluetooth 4.1 module, it has half the power consumption (about 5.4 mA: actual measured value) and about double the transmission distance at a receiving sensitivity of -94 dBm.

Available immediately, the FWM7BLZ20-109049 is RoHs compliant and FCC and CE certified. Suggested resale is $8.67 each in 1,000-piece quantities. Evaluation kits are also available.

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