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Bluetooth Classic Technology & Products

Bluetooth technology (IEEE 802.15.1) is well suited for wireless integration of automation and control devices. Bluetooth technology is specified for devices with high demands on small footprint, low power consumption and cost-efficiency.

Bluetooth Technology Overview

  • Range of 10 meters up to over 300 meters with a long-range modules.
  • Cyclic and fast transmission of smaller data packages.
  • Data through-put of maximum 780 kbit/s gross (up to ~700 kbit/s net). With Bluetooth v2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), the data through-put is 2.1 Mbit/s gross (~1.5 Mbit/s net).
  • Latency of 5 –10 ms.
  • Security features with 128-bit encryption that offers protection against data eaves dropping.
  • High system density where several wireless devices can be connected in the same radio environment and operate flawlessly
  • Robust features - Adaptive Frequency Hopping (AFH), Forward Error Correction (FEC), narrow frequency channels, and low sensitivity to reflections /multi-pathing.
  • High availability in consumer products.

 

Bluetooth Classic and Dual-Mode (Classic + Low Energy) products.

For complete product information, evaluation and design tools see the relevant Novacomm products page.

MDCS42A
Classic Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) Module with +4dBm (Class 2) output. On-board PCB track antenna for reduced size and cost. Complete Bluetooth stack and multiple profiles. UART & USB interface + PCM digital audio i/f. 3.3v Supply.
 
 

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MDCS45A
Classic Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) Module with +17dBm (Class 1) output. On-board PCB track antenna for reduced size and cost. Complete Bluetooth stack and multiple profiles. UART & USB interface + PCM digital audio i/f. 3.3v Supply.
 
 

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MDCS52
Classic Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) Module with Class 2 power output and external antenna. Complete Bluetooth stack and multiple profiles including A2DP & AVRCP. On board CODEC and analog audio interfacing. UART interface, 3.3v Supply.
 
 

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MDCS56
Classic Bluetooth (2.1+EDR) Module with Class 2 power output and external antenna. Complete Bluetooth stack and multiple profiles including A2DP & AVRCP. PCM digital audio interfac and support for Apple iAP, UART / I2C interface, 3.3v Supply.
 
 

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Bluetooth Dual Mode Modules (with Bluetooth Classic support)

MDCS86
Bluetooth Smart Ready / Dual-Mode module with +7dBM power & on-board chip or external antenna. Support for SPDIF & PCM audio interfaces and A2DP + AVRCP profiles. UART & USB interfacing with additional I/O including capacitive touch sensors. 3.3v Supply.
 
 

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Development and support tools
 
 
NCCI - Command interface
The NovaComm Control Interface (NCCI) describes the management and control method for each the embedded Bluetooth modules. This document is applicable to all devices.
 
 

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EVK002 Bluetooth Evaluation Kit
A comprehensive evaluation board which supports evaluation modules for each of the Novacomm Bluetooth modules. Interface via RS232 DB-25 Pin and USB 2.0. Firmware and parameter upgrading is possible via SPI. Switches for I/O or UART and I/O or Led/USB/UART DTE/DCE selection.