Bluetooth® Module achieves range of up to 1,000 m.
February 17, 2010 -
Bluegiga WT41 provides +20 dBm output power and can achieve 1,000 m distance in optimal conditions and several hundred meters in urban or office environments. It includes RF power amplifier as well as low-noise amplifier that enables module sensitivity down to -90 dBm. Link is maintained even in demanding conditions, and module includes iWRAP firmware with support for various Bluetooth profiles over UART or USB. Unit is available with chip antenna or U.FL antenna connector.
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Bluegiga Technologies, Inc.
99 Derby Street
Hingham, MA, 02043
Bluegiga Technologies Introduces a New, Truly Long Range Bluetooth Module
ESPOO, Finland - Bluegiga Technologies, the leading Bluetooth OEM module manufacturer, introduces the first truly long range Bluetooth module providing exceptional radio performance. Bluegiga WT41 provides +20 dBm output power which is the maximum allowed in Americas, Europe and various Asian countries.
WT41 Bluetooth module can achieve 1000 meters distance in optimal conditions and several hundreds of meters in an urban or office environment. In addition to a RF power amplifier, WT41 also implements a low noise amplifier significantly improving the module sensitivity down to -90 dBm. The sensitivity improvement extends the WT41's range to Bluetooth class 2 devices such as mobile phones or PDAs. WT41 module is available with integrated chip antenna or U.FL antenna connector.
WT41 is targeted for numerous application areas requiring the best possible performance and reliability for the Bluetooth wireless data or audio connections. With WT41 module, the OEMs can avoid the sudden "no coverage" situations as the link remains up even in most demanding conditions. Also the WT41 module offers the industry-best Enhanced Data performance and range for data intensive applications.
"This new WT41 module incorporates some of the world's finest radio components and our innovative hardware design. The most challenging task, when implementing a high power radio product, is to design it so that it provides best performance in its class but still meets all the regulatory limits defined by CE and FCC. Just as we did with WT41," comments Tom Nordman, Bluegiga's Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
The WT41 Bluetooth module is available with Bluegiga's iWRAP firmware offering support for several Bluetooth profiles such as: SPP, HDP, DUN, OPP, FTP HFP, HSP, AVRCP, PBAP, DI, HID and standard HCI over UART or USB.
About Bluegiga Technologies Inc.
Bluegiga Technologies Inc. provides Bluetooth-based wireless module and access device solutions to OEM customers. The secure, cost-effective and easy to integrate devices are used by industry leaders in the areas of health and medical, automotive, audio, industrial, and consumer applications. Bluegiga was founded in 2000 with head office in Finland and sales offices in United States and Hong Kong. Through distribution network Bluegiga has presence in more than 65 countries worldwide. For additional information, please visit http://www.bluegiga.com
Source: Bluegiga Technologies