BlueNRG


STMicroelectronics BlueNRG network processor provides the functions needed to link the Bluetooth® Smart device to a Bluetooth Smart Ready host

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 with 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 master and 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 (at 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
  • On-chip non-volatile Flash memory
  • 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
  • Battery voltage monitor and temperature sensor
  • 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

BlueNRG

Manufacturer Part Number Description Available Quantity Datasheets
STEVAL-IDB002V1 BLUETOOTH SMART DEMONSTRATION 20
BLUENRGQTR IC BLUETOOTH PROCESSOR 32VFQFPN 8447
STEVAL-IDB003V1 BOARD EVAL BLUENRG BLUETOOTH 3