Top Bluetooth Modules in 2022

Top Bluetooth Modules in 2022

Bluetooth technology has become an essential part of the modern connected world, allowing devices to communicate wirelessly with each other and with peripherals. Bluetooth modules are a key component in this process, providing a simple and reliable way for devices to connect and exchange data. They offer low power consumption, and the ability to connect to a range of different devices. Here at everything RF, we have compiled a list of the trending Bluetooth Modules on the website in 2022.

Note: This list has been compiled based on user activity on everything RF. To ensure that we cover the whole range of test equipment we limited the number of products from each category and company. The listed products are shown in random order and are grouped by category.

Bluetooth 5.0/WLAN Combination Module for Automotive Applications

The UGCZ1 from Alps Alpine is a Bluetooth 5.0/WLAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Combination Module that is designed for automotive applications. It can be controlled via PCIe, SDIO & UART interfaces and supports PCM/I2C audio interfaces. This module is available in an LGA mount package that measures 8.55 x 10.30 x 1.45 mm and is ideal for major home appliances, cameras, motorcycles, navigation/ audio systems, and HVAC applications. Read more

Bluetooth 5.2 Low Energy Modules for Advanced Applications

The NORA-B10 Series from u-blox are Standalone Bluetooth 5.2 Low Energy Modules with an integrated MCU for industrial automation, medical and healthcare, smart cities, and smart buildings. These modules are built on the Nordic nRF5340 chip and have dual Arm® Cortex®-M33 processor cores with integrated flash and RAM memory. The first core is for high-performance applications clocked at either 128 or 64 MHz. The second core is clocked at 64 MHz and optimized for efficiency and low power. Applications on the first core can run without being interrupted by network activity on the second, which is advantageous for time-critical applications where a quick response is needed. Read more

Low-Cost Bluetooth Low Energy Module for IoT Applications

The SmartBond TINY DA14531 from Dialog Semiconductor is a Bluetooth Low Energy Module with an integrated antenna. Based on a Bluetooth 5.1 SoC, this module is optimized to significantly reduce the cost of adding BLE functionality to an IoT system. Its easy-to-use design and software allow developers to quickly and intuitively develop highly functional connected devices, targeting the next generation of the connected consumer, connected medical, smart home, and smart appliance applications. The module delivers 2.2 dBm of output power and has a sensitivity of -93 dBm It requires supply from 1.8 to 3.3V. Read more

Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.0 Module

The FWM7BTZ61 from Fujitsu is a Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.0 Module which is compatible with both Bluetooth low energy and Bluetooth classic BR/EDR modes. The symbol rate and data rate accommodate both 1 Mbps and improved 2 Mbps to facilitate communication speeds with other Bluetooth Low Energy devices. The classic mode supports a data rate of 1 Mbps (BR: basic rate) and 2 - 3 Mbps (EDR: Enhanced Data Rate) with output power up to 4 dBm.

This module is based on Cypress Semiconductor's CYW20819 SoC. It requires a DC voltage from 1.71 to 3.63 V. Read more

Bluetooth 5.0 SoC for Wearable Devices, Smart Home, and IoT

The HS6621AG from OnMicro Corporation is a Wireless SoC with a Frequency of 2.4 GHz, Data Rate of 125 kbps to 2 Mbps, Output Power -20 to 7 dBm (Tx Power), and Sensitivity -95 dBm. Read more

Highly-Integrated 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® 5.2 Low Energy SoC

The DA14701 from Renesas is a 2.4 GHz Bluetooth 5.2 SoC that supports Bluetooth® low energy as well as other 2.4 GHz protocols. It is based on an Arm Cortex-M33 CPU with an eight-segment Memory Protection Unit (MPU), DSP extensions, and a single-precision Floating Point Unit (FPU) offering up to 240 dMIPS. This SoC integrates advanced power management functionality, a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) for advanced graphics processing, a cryptographic security engine, analog, and digital peripherals, a dedicated sensor node controller, and a software configurable protocol engine with a radio that is compliant with the Bluetooth® 5.2 low energy standard. Read more

Bluetooth 5.3 Module with Integrated Antenna for IoT Applications

The Lyra P from Laird Connectivity is a Bluetooth 5.3 Module that is designed for battery-powered IoT applications. It provides a Tx power of +8 dBm and supports AoA, AoD, and Bluetooth LE Mesh features. The module is based on Silicon Labs EFR32BG22 SoC and has an integrated Cortex-M33 core, 512 kB flash, and 32 kB RAM. It uses intelligent power schemes and deep sleep mode to reduce power consumption and provide a long-performing IoT solution on battery. This module requires a DC supply of 1.8-3.8 V and consumes 4.8 mA of current in Tx mode and 4.3 mA of current in Rx mode. Read more

Highly Secure Matter-over-Thread + Bluetooth (LE) 5.3 MCU

 The K32W148 from NXP Semiconductors is a Three-Core Wireless MCU that supports IEEE 802.15.4 mesh network protocols, Matter over Thread, Zigbee, and Bluetooth Low Energy 5.3. It is ideal for industrial, Air Conditioning (AC), building safety, building security, heat metering, access management, smart home, home security, and surveillance applications. The MCU supports 2-level FSK, GFSK, MSK, and GMSK modulation schemes and has an on-chip balun with a single-ended bidirectional RF port. This AEC-Q100 Grade 2 qualified microcontroller has an Arm Cortex-M33 main core, with 1 MB on-board flash, 128 KB SRAM, and 8 KB code cache to improve performance and efficiency. Read more

2.4 GHz WLAN and Bluetooth Front End Module

The SKY85203-11 from Skyworks is a 2.4 GHz WLAN and Bluetooth Front End Module. It consists of an SP3T switch and a 2.4 GHz low-noise amplifier with a bypass mode in an ultra-compact package. The FEM provides an Rx gain of 14.5 dB with a noise figure of 2 dB and has a TX to Bluetooth path loss of 0.7 dB. It can switch between WLAN receive, WLAN transmits, and Bluetooth.

 The SKY85203-11 is available in a 12-pin QFN surface mount package that measures 2 x 2 mm. It is ideal for WiFi-enabled handsets, tablets, and mobile systems, System-in-Package (SiP) modules for embedded systems, and 802.11n/ac smartphones and tablet applications. Read more

Bluetooth 5.3 Dual Mode Radio for LE Audio Applications

The S5 Sound Platform from Qualcomm is a Bluetooth LE Audio Module that is based on a Bluetooth 5.3 dual-mode radio. It supports Snapdragon Sound technology to deliver premium audio in all environments even where there could be interference from many other devices. This module uses third-generation Qualcomm Adaptive Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) that seamlessly adapts to wind noise, and transparency depending on the users' environment and prevents howling noises. It utilizes Qualcomm aptX Voice Audio to deliver super wideband voice quality with 32 kHz sampled audio and a flat 16 kHz frequency response. Read more

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