It has been announced that a new Host-Controlled Interface (HCI) Bluetooth RF module will be released by Panasonic, offering increased BLE data transfer rates by factor 2.5 than previous Bluetooth low energy solutions.
The PAN1326C module is Bluetooth 4.2 compliant and benefits from a tiny footprint of only 85.5mm² (9.0x9.5x1.8mm).
Next to the UART interface the PAN1326C comes with a audio/voice codec interface which is a fully-dedicated programmable serial port that provides the logic to interface to several kinds of PCM or I2S codec’s. The wide operating temperature range is -40-+85°C and the supply voltage range is 1.8-4.8V.
Pascal Meier, Product Manager at Panasonic commented: “Our new PAN1326C Host-Controlled Interface (HCI) Bluetooth RF module brings Texas Instruments’ third generation Bluetooth core integrated circuit, the CC2564C, to an easy-to-use module format. It is even 100% pin-compatible with previous generations of Texas Instruments-based Bluetooth HCI modules.”