STMicroelectronics Bluetooth Low Energy portfolio is now boosted with Bluetooth 5.0 and Bluetooth mesh connectivity stack. The wide portfolio includes optimizes network and application processors as well as a all-in-one solution combining both in a single die product. Up to 6 packages are available (from QFN32 to CSP100) to fit any footprint or features set requirements.
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. Thus making the STMicroelectronics’s solution ideal for application such as Lighting, Smart home, Beacons, Fitness trackers, Insulin Pumps, Hear aid, or any energy sensitive application.
The on-chip non-volatile memory enables an easy and quick firmware upgrade, including in-the-field over-the-air (OTA) upgradability with authentication and encryption FW if needed.
It is also to mention that some of our BLE 5.0 device are supporting proprietary as well as 802.15.4 protocols in concurrency mode.
Equipped with an on-board antenna, crystal and RF balun, ST BLE 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.
Simplified RF design for optimized performance
Next-generation Bluetooth low energy chip: boosts the boom of connected smart things
The BlueNRG-2 is the new generation of the Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) system-on-chip, with a generous integrated 256-Kbyte Flash memory, scalable GPIO pins and up to 105 °C operating temperature. The BlueNRG-2 comes in both QFN-32 and the new QFN48 package that offers 26 GPIOs and more flexibility to add sensors and unleash Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity.
Moreover, the latest version of the BLE stack adds state-of-the-art security and privacy along with faster data transfers. The embedded Arm® Cortex®-M0 processor and the extremely power-efficient architecture extends battery life while the high-power strength of the radio ensures robust and reliable wireless communication.
Bluetooth 5.0 qualification ensures interoperability with the latest smartphones and tablets as well as backward compatibility with older products. The BlueNRG-2 comes with a dedicated evaluation kit (STEVAL-IDB008V2, which includes the new integrated RF balun), a new software development kit (SDK) and a BlueNRG Navigator graphical user interface (GUI).