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Panasonic launch High Performance and Long Range Bluetooth Low Energy Module, evaluation board and samples available from Anglia


Panasonic Industry Europe has launched a Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy module based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC single-chip controller. The module has an output power of up to +8 dBm and the high sensitivity of the nRF52840 in combination with the LE coded PHY make the module very attractive for applications that require a long range. In addition the ultra-low current consumption of the PAN1780 makes the module an ideal choice for battery powered devices.

The Bluetooth® 5.0 features of the PAN1780 module enable a higher symbol rate of 2Mbps using the high-speed LE 2M PHY or a significantly longer range using the LE coded PHY at 500 kb/s or 125 kb/s. The new channel selection algorithm (CSA#2) improves the performance in high interference environments whilst the new LE advertising extensions allow for much larger amounts of data to be broadcasted in connectionless scenarios. Besides BLE5.0 with the qualified Bluetooth® mesh profile stack the module also supports 802.15.4 and NFC-A. The PAN1780 supports Type 2 Near Field Communication (NFC-A) for use in simplified pairing and payment solutions (external antenna required).

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Key Features
  • Nordic nRF52840 SoC
  • Cortex™ M4F processor, 256kB RAM, 1MB flash memory
  • Bluetooth® 5.0, 802.15.4 and NFC-A
  • LE 2Mbps high-speed / long range
  • Includes ARM® TrustZone® Cryptocell 310 supporting secure boot
  • Up to 48 General Purpose I/Os (GPIO), which are shared by up to 4 SPI, 2 I²C, 2 UART, 4 PWM, 8 ADC, 1 NFC-A, 32kHZ IN/OUT, nRESET
  • USB 2.0 full-speed device interface
  • Compact Surface Mount Size: 15.6mm x 8.7mm x 2.0mm
  • Same form factor as PAN1026A and PAN1762 but smaller pitch and more pins
  • Voltage range: 1.7V to 5.5V
  • Temperature range: -40°C to 85°C
  • Built-in temperature sensor
  • 4.8mA Tx (0dBm) / 4.8mA Rx (1Mbps)

The PAN1780 has an onboard Cortex™ M4F processor, 256kB RAM and built-in 1MB flash memory allowing the module to easily be used in standalone mode, thereby eliminating the need for an external processor, saving design complexity, space and cost.

PAN1780 Module Block Diagram

Measuring just 15.6mm x 8.7mm x 2.0mm, the compact surface mount module has a rich set of security features which include an ARM® TrustZone® Cryptocell 310 security core that supports a secure boot process for secure device operation in the IoT space. In addition a temperature sensor is integrated in the PAN1780 module.

The PAN1780 modules are supplied in Tape and Reel packaging format making them suitable for automated production processes, they have an operating temperature range from -40°C up to 85°C and a supply voltage range from 1.7V up to 5.5V.

The modules have been carefully designed to meet the needs of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications like devices for smart city infrastructure, industrial mesh networks or robotics within Industry 4.0 environments, these applications all benefit from the comprehensive features of the PAN1780 module. Other applications such as smart health and secure medical peripherals or building automation applications like smart locks or intelligent lighting are also ideal areas of use. Thanks to the high performance and the built-in security features of Cryptocell, the PAN1780 Bluetooth® module it is also an excellent solution for edge computing products.

Click below for a brief overview of the PAN1780 Bluetooth Module

An evaluation kit is also available for the PAN1780 BLE5.0 Module, the PAN1780-KIT (ENW89854AWKF) consists of 2 x PAN1780 evaluation daughter boards. The evaluation kit has been developed to allow designers to quickly get their designs from the drawing board into mass production.

Anglia are offering customers a FREE evaluation board and samples of the PAN1780 Bluetooth® 5.0 Low Energy module from Panasonic, please fill in the form below to register your interest now.

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