Low power Bluetooth module configured for IoT use

February 10, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems characterises its latest Bluetooth Smart module for the Internet of Things as ‘nanopower’; the PAN1760 Series Bluetooth smart module v4.1 with integrated antenna and embedded GATT profile is a cost-effective, low-power, true system-on-chip (SoC) solution for low energy Bluetooth applications such as data transfer to smartphones/tablets, wireless health monitoring, smart home, general industry, and portable applications without host MCU.

The PAN1760 module is based on Toshiba’s single chip TC35667-006 Bluetooth IC. The integrated RF transceiver’s programmable EEPROM memory (512 kb) and 32kb RAM memory can be used for application code storage and execution and allow for stand-alone operation without any need for a host MCU. Central and Peripheral Mode are supported and the part has FCC, IC, as well as CE approvals. Very low-power sleep modes are available and short transition times between operating modes further enable low power consumption.

Enlarging Panasonic's Toshiba based Bluetooth module ecosystem, the PAN1760 Series and PAN1026 Series share the same form factor and module footprint. Bluetooth LE applications and profiles developed using the PAN1026 can almost be transferred 1:1 to the PAN1760. Only small changes for the higher feature set of PAN1760 are needed.

Panasonic; https://eu.industrial.panasonic.com/