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Bluetooth Low Energy Technology & Products

Bluetooth v4.0 with the hallmark feature low energy technology entered the market in 2011. Bluetooth low energy technology is especially well suited for sensors, actuators and other small devices that requires extremely low power consumption.

Bluetooth low energy technology overview.
 
Bluetooth low energy technology offers the following features in demanding industrial and medical applications:
  • High numbers of communication nodes with limited latency requirements.
  • Very low power consumption.
  • Robustness equal to Classic Bluetooth technology.
  • Good real-time features (if a small number of nodes are connected).
  • Very short wake-up / connection time.

 

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

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

MDCS71
Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0) module with +4dBM power & on-board chip antenna. Complete Bluetooth LE stack and multiple GATT based profiles. UART / I2C / SPI interfacing with additional I/O. 1.8 to 3.6v Supply.
 
 

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MDCS72A/B
Bluetooth Low Energy (BT 4.0) module with +4dBM power. On-board chip antenna or external antenna connector. Complete Bluetooth LE stack and multiple GATT based profiles. UART, SPI and USB or I2C master interface + additional I/O including 12-bit ADC. 2.0 to 3.6v Supply.
 
 

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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.