“Drop-in” Bluetooth with Panasonic’s modules – in distribution

January 11, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Mouser Electronics has the PAN1760 Bluetooth Smart module from Panasonic. This place-and-play module is based on a Toshiba system-on-chip with an integrated Bluetooth Smart controller, ARM7 core, Bluetooth low energy protocol stack, API, and GATT profile.

The module is a fully autonomous device, suited for stand-alone operation, with integrated 512 kbits of EEPROM and 32 kBytes of RAM for application code storage and execution. It offers I ²C, SPI, two UART, and ten general purpose input output (GPIO) interfaces, as well as wake-up control pins and a four-channel analogue-to-digital converter. The module is also software- and hardware-compatible with the Panasonic PAN1026 module, allowing the devices to be used together in Bluetooth dual-mode networks.

Mouser is also stocking the Panasonic EVAL_PAN1760EMK Experimenter Kit, which simplifies both firmware and hardware development by integrating the PAN1760 module, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, and UART interface on a single board. The PAN1760 module and Experimenter Kit can help wireless designers add Bluetooth low energy technology to embedded devices, wearables, industrial and medical diagnostic systems, and mobile phone accessories.

Mouser; www.mouser.com/new/panasonic/panasonic-pan1760-modules/