Murata Americas has expanded its wireless modules portfolio by introducing an industrial-grade, high-power Class 1 Bluetooth module - the SN2100 - at Design East 2012 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass.
With the Class 1 power output, the module is designed to achieve a broader transmission range than typical Bluetooth solutions. Plus, the solution operates in standard industrial operating temperature range of - 40ºC to 85ºC and offers a standard HCI interface to host CPU.
As a result, the SN2100 is ideally suited for industrial control and monitoring applications that demand longer and broader distance coverage, greater operating temperature range, and extended product life. It is also well suited for lighting-control, home automation, home energy management and healthcare and wellness applications.
Combined with 18 dBm transmit power output, receive sensitivity of -92 dBm and its on-board chip antenna, the Bluetooth Class 1 SN2100 transmission coverage is up to 800 feet (250 meters), enabling OEMs to deliver products with both broader transmission range and better performance against interference in the already crowded 2.4GHz frequency band.
The Murata SN2100 module combines the Texas Instrument Bluetooth IC CC2560A, a power amplifier, radio frequency front end, TCXO (ensuring clock accuracy), and chip antenna into a small Land Grid Array form factor. Additionally, the SN2100 uniquely features an on-module 32 kHz slow clock that decreases implementation time and cost. This compact FCC/IC certified CE marked radio module can be easily integrated into OEM product designs without taking up valuable space in end-products that are increasingly shrinking in size. The total footprint is 17.5 mm x 16.0 mm x 2.0 mm.