STMicroelectronics’ BlueNRG-1 Bluetooth Low Energy SoC

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the BlueNRG-1 system-on-chip (SoC) from STMicroelectronics (ST). The BlueNRG-1 contains a Bluetooth low energy radio optimized to satisfy high-volume opportunities in the fast-growing Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) market through the combination of superior energy efficiency and strong radio performance. BlueNRG-1’s ability to transition quickly between power-saving and active modes extends battery life from months to years in low-power smart sensors and connected devices like wearables, retail beacons, keyless entry systems, smart remote controllers, asset trackers, and industrial and medical monitors.

ST’s BlueNRG-1 wireless SoC, available from Mouser Electronics, features a 32MHz 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core and delivers performance and efficiency for targeted applications. The SoC also includes 160 kBytes of on-chip flash memory, allowing designers to embed both the Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 protocol stack and the application code; 24 kBytes of static RAM with retention (in two 12-kByte banks); and SPI, UART, I2C standard communication interface peripherals. The device benefits from an ultra-low-power design, including support for fast wake-up and sleep transitions, and sub-1µA standby current. In addition to the device’s excellent link budget up to 96 dB, RF-output power is boosted to +8 dBm to ensure clear and reliable communication for optimum efficiency, even in noisy environments. The BlueNRG-1 SoC is compliant with a range of RF regulations, including ETSI EN 300 328, EN 300 440, FCC CFR47 Part 15, and ARIB STD-T66.

Mouser is also offering the STEVAL-IDB007V1 evaluation platform, which includes an onboard BlueNRG-1 SoC. The board also offers an accelerometer, gyroscope, MEMS pressure and temperature sensor, debug connector, and three power options to help engineers develop solutions for a wide range of applications.

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