Availability and full design support capabilities for a Bluetooth module from Sierra Wireless have been announced by distributor Richardson RFPD. The BC118 certified Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.1 module with integrated antenna is ideal for quickly and cost effectively adding simple, reliable low-energy data communication.
The module connects prosumer and industrial applications requiring data-only connections for simple sensor-to-phone or cable replacement applications.
It features an embedded Bluetooth stack with simple UART interface, full regulatory certifications for faster time-to-market, and industrial-grade robustness for harsh environments and extreme temperatures.
Additional key features of the BC118 include frequency band of 2.4GHz and a maximum data rate of 270kbps (typical 60kbps).
Operating range is up to 30m and RF sensitivity is 0.1% BER at -92.5dBm