TI Introduces New Bluetooth Low Energy Module for Industrial IoT Applications

TI Iot BluetoothWireless connectivity modules have become increasingly popular with Industry 4.0 and IoT developers because advanced integration helps lower development costs, eases burden on RF design, reduces time to market and simplifies procurement and certification. To support this industry, Texas Instruments has announced the expansion of its wireless connectivity module portfolio with the availability of new SimpleLink™ Bluetooth® low energy certified modules with an integrated antenna to provide long range coverage with ultra-low power consumption.

Designing with TI's wireless connectivity modules provides an array of benefits to developers including:

Excellent RF performance with low-power consumption, long-range and proven interoperability with extensive quality and reliability testing.

Quick development time thanks to pre-certified modules for FCC/IC/CE/TELEC country specific regulations and Wi-Fi Alliance certification, along with integrated antennas and TI tools ecosystem. TI also offers certified software stacks for the Bluetooth specification. Additionally, with the new SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy modules, developers have the flexibility to use the module as a single-chip solution or as a wireless network processor to easily add Bluetooth low energy to a range of IoT applications.

Proven and dependable supply with millions of modules already shipped worldwide, offering easy migration path from module to IC solution for future additional cost reduction. TI also offers worldwide support through TI E2E™ community and sales channels.

In addition to the TI module portfolio, designers can take advantage of many third-party wireless module suppliers using TI wireless chips that offer additional options of form factor, antenna, software and design services.

Development kits and evaluation 

TI's wireless connectivity module-based development kits are available now on the TI Store and through TI authorized distributors. Some of the modules and their pricing is listed below: