Bluetooth Low Energy network co-processors

ST's Bluetooth Low Energy network co-processors portfolio ensures hardware scalability and software design flexibility with the Bluetooth Host Controller Interface (HCI). Our BlueNRG network co-processors leverage optimized software design efforts, minimize deployment risks, and perfectly fit applications that require Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity:

  • existing devices having no connectivity.
  • product families, maintaining the external host architecture.
  • products requiring high computational capability or an ad-hoc peripheral set, meaning a powerful/ad-hoc external host.

Our Bluetooth Low Energy network co-processors portfolio includes both ICs and modules to fit any footprint or features set requirements. A host controller interface (HCI) for Bluetooth Low Energy solutions including the Zephir or Arm Cordio stack and a BLE LLD for proprietary protocols are supported to address various integration needs. The on-chip non-volatile memory Flash memory comes pre-programmed by ST with a production-ready, in-the-field over-the-air (OTA) upgradable, and pre-certified Bluetooth LE stack.

The optimized and ultra-low power radio front-end, the excellent RF link combined with the efficient power management architecture will extend battery life from months to years, making ST’s solution ideal for applications including lighting, smart home, beacons, fitness trackers, insulin pumps, hearing aids, or any energy-sensitive application.

Equipped with an on-board antenna, crystal oscillator, and RF balun, ST’s Bluetooth LE modules offer a proven, robust solution that ensures a quick time-to-market. They come with the embedded Bluetooth stack to provide a certified Bluetooth Qualification Expert (BQE) solution that is also fully RED, IC and FCC approved, thus ensuring rapid integration into the final application and providing an easy-to-use solution.

Our Bluetooth Low Energy ICs and modules are supported by an extensive set of evaluation boards, software development kits, application notes and design guidelines – thus facilitating the adoption of Bluetooth wireless connectivity technology into a wide variety of application segments.