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BlueNRG

Bluetooth® low energy wireless network processor
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The BlueNRG is a very low power Bluetooth low energy (BLE) single-mode network processor, compliant with Bluetooth specification v4.0. The BlueNRG can act as master or slave. The entire Bluetooth low energy stack runs on the embedded Cortex M0 core. The non-volatile Flash memory allows on-field stack upgrading. The BlueNRG allows applications to meet the tight advisable peak current requirements imposed by the use of standard coin cell batteries. The maximum peak current is only 10 mA at 1 dBm of output power. Ultra low-power sleep modes and very short transition times between operating modes allow very low average current consumption, resulting in longer battery life. The BlueNRG offers the option of interfacing with external microcontrollers using SPI transport layer.

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Key Features

  • Bluetooth specification v4.0 compliant, slave single-mode Bluetooth low energy network processor
  • Embedded Bluetooth low energy protocol stack: GAP, GATT, SM, L2CAP, LL, RF-PHY
  • Bluetooth low energy profiles provided separately
  • Operating supply voltage: from 2.0 to 3.6 V
  • 8.2 mA maximum TX current (@0 dBm, 3.0 V)
  • Down to 1.7 µA current consumption with active BLE stack
  • Integrated linear regulator and DC-DC step-down converter
  • Up to +8 dBm available output power (at antenna connector)
  • Excellent RF link budget (up to 96 dB)
  • Accurate RSSI to allow power control
  • Proprietary application controller interface (ACI), SPI based, allows interfacing with an external host application microcontroller
  • Full link controller and host security
  • High performance, ultra-low power Cortex-M0 32-bit based architecture core
  • Upgradable BLE stack (stored in embedded Flash memory, via SPI)
  • AES security co-processor
  • Low power modes
  • 16 or 32 MHz crystal oscillator
  • 12 MHz ring oscillator
  • 32 kHz crystal oscillator
  • 32 kHz ring oscillator
  • Compliant with the following radio frequency regulations: ETSI EN 300 328, EN 300 440, FCC CFR47 Part 15, ARIB STD-T66
  • Available in QFN32 (5 x 5 mm) and WLCSP34 (2.66 x 2.56 mm) packages
  • Operating temperature range: -40 °C to 85 °C

Design Resources

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Technical Documentation

Product Specifications

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DS9877: Upgradable Bluetooth® Low Energy network processor
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Application Notes

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AN4378: Using the BlueNRG transceiver under FCC title 47 part 15 in the 2400 – 2483.5 MHz band
1.1 2,330 KB
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AN4387: Using the BlueNRG transceiver under ETSI EN 300 328 in 2400 – 2483.5 MHz band
1.1 2,313 KB
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AN4392: Using the BlueNRG transceiver under ARIB STD-T66 in the 2400 – 2483.5 MHz band
1.1 1,555 KB
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AN4486: BlueNRG, BlueNRG-MS over-the-air bootloader
2.0 964 KB
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AN4491: BlueNRG, BlueNRG-MS updater
2.0 196 KB
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AN4494: Bringing up the BlueNRG and BlueNRG-MS devices
4.0 1,451 KB
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AN4630: PCB design guidelines for the BlueNRG and BlueNRG-MS devices
1.0 1,530 KB

User Manual

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UM1755: BlueNRG Bluetooth® LE stack application command interface (ACI)
4.0 1,459 KB
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UM1770: BlueNRG profile application interface
2.0 624 KB
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UM1868: BlueNRG and BlueNRG-MS information register (IFR)
1.0 383 KB

Programming Manual

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PM0237: BlueNRG, BlueNRG-MS stacks programming guidelines
4.0 1,065 KB

Errata Sheet

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ES0280: BlueNRG/BlueNRG-MS device limitations
2.0 115 KB

Design Notes & Tips

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DT0051: Quick guide on BLE RF technology: products, evaluation kits and software packages
1.1 174 KB

Related Tools and Software

Related Tools and Software

Part Number Description
X-CUBE-BLE1 Bluetooth Low Energy software expansion for STM32Cube
X-NUCLEO-IDB04A1 Bluetooth low energy expansion board based on BlueNRG for STM32 Nucleo
STSW-BNRG001 BlueNRG current consumption estimation tool
STEVAL-IDB003V1 A BlueNRG IC based Bluetooth® Smart USB dongle
STEVAL-IDB002V1 Bluetooth ® SMART board based on the BlueNRG low energy network processor
OSXSmartConnPS Bluetooth low energy profiles for the X-CUBE-BLE1 expansion for STM32Cube
STSW-BNRG-V64 BLE Stack Image Package Release v6.4
STSW-BNRG-V63 BLE Stack Image Package Release v6.3
STSW-BLUENRG-DK Setup for BlueNRG Kits
BLUEMICROSYSTEM1 Bluetooth low energy and sensors software expansion for STM32Cube

Publications and Collaterals

Flyer

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BlueNRG: Bluetooth® smart network processor
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Brochure

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Wireless connectivity for IoT applications
2.0 2,363 KB

Sample & Buy

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