Bluetooth® Modules Exceed Expectations
Panasonic Electronic Components provides powerful, highly flexible, cost-effective RF modules for a wide variety of wireless Personal Area Network (PAN) applications. New extended range products and small footprints combined with network firmware flexibility make Panasonic an industry leader in the development of cutting-edge RF module technology.
New Bluetooth RF Modules. Bluetooth, which is based on IEEE 802.15.1, was developed for the purpose of sending larger amounts of data quickly from computers to PDAs to cell phones or other portable handheld devices. Key features include high data rate, frequency hopping, very small form factor and modest power consumption. Panasonic offers a new Bluetooth RF module product line that makes connectivity between mobile devices such as cellular phones and small button cell battery powered devices like fitness sensors, watches, healthcare, entertainment and mobile accessories easily implemented, creating a seamless data chain from sensors to the Web.
Reduced Design Cycle. Get your wireless products to market faster by greatly reducing the design-to-production path. RF hardware design, development, debugging and test, board layout, quality testing and certifications are all removed by choosing a Panasonic RF module.
Extended Product Life Cycle. RF modules provide a constant footprint and pin out over several generations of integrated circuits to guard against the need to re-spin or redesign a wireless product to accommodate an IC that is no longer available. RF modules extend the product life cycle of any wireless product .
New Revolutionary Software Alternatives. The time or software resources required to learn network stacks and develop applications is daunting and expensive. Panasonic has partnered with several software developers for all of the major network protocols, including Bluetooth®. From fully developed Bluetooth profiles to flexible AT commands, Panasonic can deliver an RF module with the firmware needed to make any project a success.
Wireless Solutions For Less. RF modules can reduce the total cost of ownership for product development projects up to 50,000 units per year. Designing in an RF module rather than a discrete wireless solution can reduce expensive development, test, certification and production resource requirements.
Bluetooth Classic, formerly known as Bluetooth and Bluetooth EDR, is a networking standard designed to meet IEEE 802.15.1 and administered by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (BT SIG). Conceived as a 2.4GHz wireless standard to replace wired headsets in 1999, Bluetooth has grown in both scope and capability. By far it is the most prolific wireless standard today adding over 1,000,000 nodes to the network every day, in cell phones, PC's, consumer and medical electronics applications and many more. Bluetooth Classic is best suited to high data rate – up to 3Mbits/sec – applications where the network size is under eight nodes. Larger networks can be formed with Scatternets. Connections are robust, even in noisy environments, by using 80 channels, each 1MHz wide, adaptive frequency hopping, and multiple modulation schemes. Range can be adjusted using hardware and software from under a meter to over two hundred meters. Panasonic offers four Series of Bluetooth devices with over 20 parts numbers, to address nearly every application.
View AllPAN1322 Series
Introducing Panasonic’s next generation, smartphone compatible, place and play Bluetooth module, the PAN1322 Series. This module features an embedded microcontroller, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR stack, serial port profile (SPP), AT command set API and antenna. This cost engineered solution is based on a single chip solution that integrates an ARM7TDMI processor with a Bluetooth controller. The BT 2.1 + EDR stack provides secure, reliable, high speed data connections using Secure Simple Paring (SSP) eliminating manual password creation. Embedded serial port profile (SPP) frees application resources while the AT command set API creates a simple firmware interface using modem commands. An onboard antenna does away with 2.4GHz RF circuit complexity.
Created with the design engineer in mind, product design cycles are greatly reduced using Panasonic’s reference design and design review services. PCB layouts are simplified using available Gerber files and minimized with Panasonic’s tiny footprint technology. The module is and is just 15.6mm x 8.7mm x 2.8mm and fully shielded to improve immunity. GPIO is exposed using AT commands. All Panasonic Bluetooth RF modules carry FCC, IC, CE Bluetooth certifications.
The PAN1322 Series recognizes Apple’s authentication coprocessor and supports Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) data communication1 with Apple’s iPhone and iPad®*. Connectivity also includes Android, smart phones and all Bluetooth enabled devices2.
Panasonic remains committed to customers as a module manufacturer by extending product life using legacy footprints and firmware interfaces to make the PAN1322 Series fully compatible with the module it replaces, the PAN1321 Series.
Hardware and firmware prototyping and testing are accelerated using the EVAL_PAN1322 development kit and SPP Toolbox development environment.
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Texas Instruments NEW CC2560A Bluetooth IC In An Easy-To-Use Module Format - Introducing the NEW PAN1325A/1315A Series Bluetooth RF Modules from Panasonic Electronic Components, now providing Texas Instruments’ NEW CC2560A controller in an easy-to-use RF Module format with Bluetooth, FCC, IC and CE certifications. A ROM update from Texas Instruments to the already popular CC2560 IC has allowed Panasonic to improve its top selling PAN1325/1315 Series. The NEW PAN1325A/1315A Series Modules has increased power and system efficiency resulting from reduced initialization script size, start-up time and decreased system memory requirements.
All of Panasonic’s Bluetooth RF Modules feature unique, tiny footprint technology and are designed to accommodate PCBs with pad pitch of 1.3mm with as little as two layers for easy implementation and manufacturing. With or without an embedded antenna, the NEW PAN1325A/1315A Series provides easily integrated Bluetooth connectivity into new and current designs by removing RF design and certification barriers from the application.
As the newest addition to Panasonic’s Host Controlled Interface (HCI) Bluetooth RF Module product line, the PAN1325A/1315A Series has all the features of the existing and proven PAN1325/1315 Series but with the added benefits of the improved efficiency.
An updated initialization script is required for modules based on the CC2560A. Compatibility of CC2560 and CC2560A based products is a function of Bluetooth stack firmware residing on the host processor.
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Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity Compatible with Apple® and Android™ Devices - Introducing the NEW PAN1321i Series Bluetooth RF Module compatible with Apple devices such as the iPod®, iPhone® and iPad®. The PAN1321i Series interfaces with the Apple authentication coprocessor and supports iPod Accessory Protocol (iAP) to enable Bluetooth Serial Port data communication1 with Bluetooth enabled Apple devices. The PAN1321i Series wireless Bluetooth connectivity also includes compatibility with Android, smart phones and most Bluetooth enabled devices.
This New Series of Bluetooth RF Modules is a highly integrated, cost engineered solution for Bluetooth applications using Serial Port Profile (SPP). The PAN1321i Series is a comprehensive Bluetooth system solution, with an integrated controller, GPIO, AT Command Set Application Program Interface (API), antenna, Bluetooth transceiver, SPP Profile, FCC and IC certifications and Bluetooth end product listing. Using Panasonic’s exclusive “tiny footprint” technology, incorporating a Surface Mount Device (SMD) Land Grid Array (LGA) package, the PAN1321i Series is just 15.6 mm by 8.7 mm! A fully shielded case protects the transceiver from nearby RF emitters, simplifying PCB layout. The PAN1321i is qualified to the Bluetooth 2.0 standard.
The NEW PAN1321i is ideal for all applications migrating from USB or RS232 to wireless. The integrated Bluetooth SPP is easily accessed using a simple AT command set. Evaluation and Development Kits are available.
View AllPAN1321/1311 Series
Wireless Bluetooth® Connectivity Featuring Serial Port Profile (SPP) - Rely on Panasonic for the latest breakthrough technologies in Bluetooth RF Module based wireless networking! Introducing the New PAN1311/1321 Series. This newest Series of Bluetooth RF Modules is a highly integrated, cost engineered solution for Bluetooth applications using Serial Port Profile (SPP). The PAN1311/1321 Series is a full Bluetooth system solution, with an integrated controller and antenna, Bluetooth transceiver, SPP Profile, FCC and Bluetooth product certifications. Using Panasonic’s exclusive “tiny footprint” technology, incorporating a Surface Mount Device (SMD) Land Grid Array (LGA) package, the PAN1311/1321 Series is just 15.6 mm by 8.7 mm! A fully shielded case protects the transceiver from nearby RF emitters, simplifying PCB layout. The PAN1311/1321 is qualified to the Bluetooth 2.0 standard.
PAN1311/1321 is perfect for all applications migrating from USB or RS232 to wireless. The integrated Bluetooth SPP is easily accessed using a simple AT command set. Evaluation and Development Kits are available. These modules are FCC and Bluetooth certified and comply with the national and international regulations, such as ETSI EN300328 and IC.
View AllPAN1455/1555 Series
Integrating Bluetooth communication in to your final product has never been easier. The new PAN1455/1555 Bluetooth module series include on-board microcontrollers that optionally include multiple BT profiles, including SPP, HSP, HFP and HDP.
The new PAN1455/1555 Bluetooth module series are based upon Cambridge Silicon Radio's BlueCore6-ROM (BC06). The PAN1555 includes an integrated ceramic antenna while the PAN1455 is excellent for projects requiring an external antenna. These modules are compatible with the Bluetooth Specification - 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) up to 3Mbits/s. The products deliver greater simplicity of use, lower power consumption and enhanced security. PAN1455/1555 Bluetooth module series are 100% footprint compatible with their predecessors the PAN1450/1550, are backward compatible with older Bluetooth devices (back to version 1.1) and do not require qualification.
Panasonic Dual Mode RF Modules require only 85.5 mm2, including antenna, of board area; 80% less than any multi-module or device design; all while reducing costs associated with incorporating two wireless technologies. These modules have been designed to be 100% pin compatible with other members of the PAN13xx family. This unique design feature enables designers to seamlessly transition between Bluetooth Classic, Low Energy and ANT™ enabled modules, addressing larger markets and providing migration paths to circumvent obsolescence.
View AllPAN1026 Series
Introducing Panasonic’s Bluetooth dual mode, place and play RF module, the PAN1026 featuring an embedded ARM processor, Bluetooth 4.0, serial port profile (SPP), command set API and integrated antenna. This cost-engineered solution is based on a single chip solution that integrates an ARM processor with a Bluetooth controller. Bluetooth 4.0 combines the data rate of Bluetooth Classic (3Mb/s) and ultra-fast connection time of Bluetooth Low Energy (3mS). Bluetooth Low Energy is designed to create low data rate networks using a minimum amount of power. The embedded serial port profile (SPP) frees application resources while the command set API creates a simple but flexible firmware interface. An onboard antenna does away with 2.4GHz RF circuit complexity.
Created with the design engineer in mind, product design cycles are greatly reduced using Panasonic’s free of charge reference design and design review services. PCB layouts are simplified using available Gerber files and minimized with Panasonic’s tiny footprint technology. The module is just 15.6mm x 8.7mm x 1.9mm and fully shielded to improve immunity.
All Panasonic Bluetooth RF modules carry FCC, IC, CE and Bluetooth certifications. The PAN1026 recognizes Apple’s authentication coprocessor and supports Bluetooth communication2 with Apple’s iPhone and iPad®. Connectivity also includes Android, smart phones and all Bluetooth enabled devices.
Prototyping and testing are accelerated by utilizing the EVAL_PAN1026 development kit and EasyDualMode software development environment. The EVAL_PAN1026 contains two PAN1026ETU development modules on Panasonic’s ETU platform – ETU for Easy to Use. EasyDualMode allows both BLE and Bluetooth Classic application development in a single environment. EasyDualMode software is available free of charge on Panasonic’s RF module website.
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Dual-Mode Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity and Bluetooth Low Energy - Introducing Panasonic’s latest breakthrough in wireless networking, the NEW PAN1326/1316 Series RF Modules featuring both Bluetooth Low Energy and Bluetooth connectivity. This powerful new technology combination creates a low cost, ultra-low power wireless networking solution for short range applications.
The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) standard is designed to reduce power consumption by establishing very fast connections (few ms) and transferring small amounts of data. Using these techniques, energy consumption is reduced to a tenth of Classic Bluetooth.
Bluetooth Low Energy devices can be put into a sleep mode and activated for event activities such as sending files to a gateway, PC or mobile phone. Furthermore, the maximum power consumption is less than 15 mA and the average power consumption is about 1 uA. Thus, a small coin cell – such as a CR2032 – is capable of powering a device for up to 10 years of operation.
The NEW PAN1326/1316 Host Controlled Interface (HCI) Series also brings Texas Instrument’s CC2564, to an easy-to-use module format. Panasonic’s tiny footprint technology offers a module of only 85.5 mm2 including antenna. The modules are designed to accommodate PCBs pad pitch of 1.3mm and as little as two layers for easy implementation and manufacture.
View AllPAN1327 Series - Bluetooth + ANT™
Dual-Mode ANT™ and Wireless Bluetooth®Connectivity - Introducing Panasonic’s newest breakthrough in wireless networking, the PAN1327/1317 Series RF Modules featuring both Dynastream’s ANT wireless protocol and Bluetooth connectivity. This powerful new technology combination creates a low cost, ultra-low power wireless networking solution for short range applications.
The ANT protocol is perfectly suited for low data rate sensor network topologies in personal area networks (PANs) and practical wireless sensor networks (WSN’s). The PAN1327/1317 provides a building block for ANT+™ devices, allowing the creation of interoperable products through implementation of ANT+ device profiles.
ANT+ managed network software facilitates the collection, automatic transfer and tracking of sensor data for monitoring personal wellness information. ANT applications are most commonly found in sports and low power medical devices.
The PAN1327/1317 Host Controlled Interface (HCI) Series also brings Texas Instrument’s CC2567, to an easy-to-use module format. Panasonic’s tiny footprint technology offers a module of only 85.5 mm2 including antenna. The modules are designed to accommodate PCBs pad pitch of 1.3mm and as little as two layers for easy implementation and manufacture.
View AllPAN1323 Series
The NEW PAN1323 Series is based upon Texas Instrument’s CC256x integrated circuits and uses a host controlled interface (HCI), a cost effective and flexible means to implement a Bluetooth network. HCI reduces BOM cost by eliminating redundant processing capacity and giving designers the flexibility to work with a controller of their choosing, as the stacks resideand execute on the application’s host processor. The PAN1323 Series is pad compatible with Panasonic’s PAN1325A, PAN1326 and PAN1327 Series. A single PCB layout allows the flexibility of different protocol functionality implemented with only firmware.
The PAN1323 Series provides easily integrated Bluetooth Version 4.0 and ANT connectivity into new and current designs by removing RF design and certification barriers from the development of the application. Gain unprecedented access using this three mode gateway module that can connect 14 Million ANT nodes to over 3 Billion Bluetooth nodes. Use Bluetooth EDR to manage large data requirements while taking advantage of extraordinary battery life using ultra lower network technology found in Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT for small data loads.
Designers can reduce the size and cost of applications using Panasonic’s unique, tiny footprint technology. Just 85.5 mm2, this family of modules are designed to accommodate PCBs with pad pitch of 1.3mm with as little as two layers for easy implementation and manufacturing. PAN1323 Series Modules have a Bluetooth subsystem, FCC, CE, (ETSI) and IC certifications.
Bluetooth Low Energy is designed to reduce power consumption. It can be put into a sleep mode and is only activated for event activities such as sending files to a gateway, PC or mobile phone. Furthermore, the maximum power consumption is set to less than 15 mA and the average power consumption is about 1 uA. The foundations of low energy consumption are short messages and establishing very fast connections (few ms). Using these techniques, energy consumption is reduced to a tenth of a Classic Bluetooth unit. Thus, a small coin cell – such as a CR2032 – is capable of powering a device for up to 10 years of operation.
Panasonic has two Bluetooth Low Energy module Series. The single mode, PAN1720 is a Bluetooth Smart device and the dual mode, PAN1316/PAN1326 family is Bluetooth Smart Ready. All Panasonic Bluetooth Low Energy modules are compatible with Apple® 4S iPhone® devices.
View AllPAN1740 Series
PAN1740 is the next generation Bluetooth Low Energy Module from Panasonic with reduced form factor, significantly lower power consumption and embedded Software Stack. The Singlemode Bluetooth Smart System-on-Chip module is optimized for low power, small size and low system cost products. It reduces external component count, development effort and time to market.
The Module is manufactured in a very small 9.0* 9.5* 1.8 mm3 SMD package with shielded case and chip antenna. The power consumption of only 4.9mA in Tx and Rx mode makes the use of coin cell batteries possible or reduces the needed battery capacity and cost of existing solution by at least 50%. It is qualified according to Bluetooth 4.0 standard. FCC, IC and CE approvals are under preparation.
The PAN1740 comes with a complete software development platform, which includes a qualified Bluetooth Smart single-mode stack on chip. Multiple Bluetooth Smart profiles for consumer wellness, sport, fitness, security and proximity applications are supplied as standard, while additional customer profiles can be developed and added as needed.
View AllPAN1721 Series
Panasonic's PAN1721, a complete, power-optimized Bluetooth v4.0 low energy (BLE) solution, this module includes an embedded processor, antenna, and BLE stack. The PAN1721 is engineered for ultra-low power consumption applications.
The PAN1721 is a cost-effective, ultra-low-power, system-on-chip (SoC) for Bluetooth low energy applications. The module includes an eight channel, twelve-bit analog-to-digital converter, 19 GPIOs, as well as battery and temperature sensors. The device functions for both BLE master or slave nodes. The PAN1721 combines an excellent RF transceiver with a high performance, low power 8051 microcontroller, in-system programmable flash memory, 8 KB RAM, and many other powerful supporting features and peripherals.
The PAN1721 is an ideal choice for applications where battery life is a critical application requirement, using only 500 nA in sleep mode. Short transition times between operating modes–3 uS Wake-Up – and power efficient hardware further reduce current consumption.
Panasonic offers Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stacks and applications from Texas Instruments and BlueRadios™. The BlueRadios stack enables rapid and low cost development using an AT command set without the need for a compiler. Additional advantages include UART programming, over-the-air-updates, easy integration “C” library framework, serial streaming of data, and smart phone libraries and applications.
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Bluetooth Smart Low Energy RF Module with Antenna - Introducing the NEW PAN1720 Series, a complete Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy solution. Modules in this Series include an embedded processor, antenna and Bluetooth Low Energy stack.
The NEW PAN1720 Series is a cost-effective, low-power, true system-on-chip (SoC) for Bluetooth Low Energy applications. The module includes an eight channel, twelve bit analog-to-digital converter, 19 GPIOs plus battery and temperature sensors. A single device for both Bluetooth Low Energy master or slave nodes. The PAN1720 Series combines an excellent RF transceiver with a high performance low power 8051 microcontroller, in-system programmable flash memory, 8-KB RAM, and many other powerful supporting features and peripherals.
The PAN1720 Series is an ideal choice for applications where battery life is a critical application requirement, using only 500 nA in sleep mode. Short transition times between operating modes – 3uS Wake-Up – and power efficient hardware further reduce current consumption.
Applications and Bluetooth Low Energy protocol stack from Texas Instruments, run on the PAN1720 Series to form a very flexible and cost-effective single-mode Bluetooth Low Energy solution.
View AllFeatured Development Kit - PAN1323ETU Series
PAN1323ETU Triple Mode Simplifies the Development Environment - One development module, three standards: Bluetooth Classic, Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT™.
This unique triple mode ETU – that’s ETU for “Easy-To-Use” – module plugs directly into Panasonic development kits, Texas Instruments MSP430 and Stellaris experimenter boards with the added benefit of header connectors that simplify prototype wiring and field trials.
The PAN1323ETU is the development environment for the PAN13xx family*. This family is based upon Texas Instrument’s CC256x integrated circuits and uses a host controlled interface (HCI), a cost effective and flexible means to implement a Bluetooth network. HCI reduces BOM cost by eliminating redundant processing capacity and giving designers the flexibility to work with a controller of their choosing, as the Bluetooth stack resides and executes on the application’s host processor.
Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT are ultra-low power network standards. The foundations of Bluetooth Low Energy power consumption are short messages and establishing very fast connections (few ms). Using these techniques, energy consumption is reduced to a tenth of a Classic Bluetooth network. ANT is a wireless sensor network protocol operating in the 2.4 GHz spectrum, designed for ease of use, efficiency and scalability, ANT supports peer-to-peer, star, tree and fixed mesh topologies.
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