SMT Bluetooth Smart Modules target wearable devices.
September 19, 2013 -
LBCA series conforms to Bluetooth 4.0 low energy protocol and includes models with (LBCA2HNZYZ) or without (LBCA2BZZFZ) built-in antenna. With 0 dBm output power, modules have 30 m typ range. Interfaces include UART, SPI, I²C, and GPIO; peak current consumption is 4.5 mA; and sleep current draw is 0.6 uA or less. Typ current consumption during communications is 6 µA when 20 bytes of data are transmitted once per second. Model LBCA2BZZFZ, without antenna, measures 5.4 x 4.4 mm.
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Murata Power Solutions
11 Cabot Blvd.
Mansfield, MA, 02048
Murata Introduces World's Smallest Bluetooth Smart Wireless Module
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced the LBCA series of ultra compact and ultra low power consumption Bluetooth Smart modules. Measuring only 5.4 x 4.4 mm (LBCA2BZZFZ without antenna), these surface mount devices are a quarter of the size of previous models and are aimed at the increasingly wide range of wearable devices, especially wristband-type applications, such as fitness monitoring, smart watches and remote controllers. Conforming to the Bluetooth 4.0 low energy protocol, the modules are available both with (LBCA2HNZYZ) or without a built-in antenna (LBCA2BZZFZ)).
With a 0dBm output power, the modules typically have a range of 30 metres. Interfaces include UART, SPI, I2C and GPIO. Peak current consumption is up to 4.5 mA, dropping down to a deep sleep current of 0.6 uA or less. Average current consumption during communications is 6 uA when 20 bytes of data are transmitted once per second. It is anticipated that with this use case up to 4 years operation is possible when using CR2032-type coin cells.
The modules come certified to FCC/IC, CE and TELEC regulations, significantly helping to reduce the development costs and time-to-market for new designs.
For further information and reader enquiries:
Aya Tonooka, Murata Europe Limited. Oak House, Ancells Road, Ancells Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2QW , United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666
Fax: +44 (0) 1252 811777
Robert Huntley, Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 470000
Fax: +44 (0) 1225 470047
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets the majority of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, the world's no.1 manufacturer of board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems and short focal length ceramic lenses.
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