Murata has launched the LBCA2ZZVZE Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) wireless module, which includes a chip antenna and all the Bluetooth protocol stacks required for low-energy communication. Designed for a broad range of consumer electronics, healthcare protocol profiles are also included in the stacks.
Measuring just 20.0 x 13 x 2.4 mm, and based on the CC2541 Texas Instruments chipset, the module has a typical output power of -2dBm and is fully wireless certified to Bluetooth 4.0, TELEC, FCC/IC and CE specifications. The module requires an input voltage in the range 2.2 to 3.6 VDC. Current consumption is 100 uA average for a 500 msec connectional interval.
Suitable for interfacing to a 8- or 16-bit embedded microcontroller applications via the UART interface, the module can easily be incorporated into a host of battery powered healthcare designs from blood pressure meters to bathroom scales, says Murata.