Bluetooth Low Energy / ANTplus / NFC Combo Module

February 16, 2017 // By Graham Prophet
Specialist distributor Texim Europe (Haaksbergen, The Netherlands) has the ISP1507 from Insight SiP, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module, based on the latest Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832 chip offering the next generation in BLE technology in a 8 x 8 x 1 mm System-in-Package.

The ISP1507 offers a full Bluetooth 5 ready stack and IPv6 connectivity, and thus can form the hub in IoT applications. This module offers a 32-bits ARM Cortex M4 CPU, 512 kB flash memory, analogue and digital peripherals SPI, I ²C and GPIO. Combined with its integrated 32 Mhz/32 kHz crystals, RF antenna and matching circuit and DC/DC converter, this module forms a standalone Bluetooth Low Energy node. The ISP1507 is certified for: Bluetooth SIG, CE, FCC, IC en Telec.


Power consumption is typically 5.5 mA (transmission and reception), 1.5 µA for standby mode and 0.7 µA for deep sleep mode ensuring performance with a long battery lifetime. Transmission output power reaches +4 dBm and reception sensitivity is also improved to -96 dBm.


The ISP1507 also incorporates NFC type-2 tag functionality (external antenna required), enabling easy "touch-to-pair" functionality. Texim Europe provides a complete development kit together with sample software that provides everything required to start developing a solution.