TDC Launches Long Range Bluetooth(TM) Module

From: TDC
Published: Wed Oct 17 2007

TDC has launched a Bluetooth™ module with an open-field range of one kilometre from its internal antenna, the longest range of any Bluetooth module. The range can be further extended by adding high gain directional antenna.

The EZURiO BTM402 BISM II module from TDC is a fully qualified Bluetooth version 2.0 solution with a range of up to 1km, that gives developers a drop-in communications solution requiring minimal integration and no type approval. According to TDC, Bluetooth devices normally have a range of just 10m, rising to 300m for high performance modules. The new EZURiO module should allow many new applications to benefit from the use of this stable and well-recognised standard.

Developed specifically for battery powered applications, the EZURiO module from TDC supports low power modes including a sniff mode where consumption is just 2.5mA. In full operation, the module draws a modest 130mA from a 3.6V – 5V dc source. Its highly compact size of just 25mm x 35mm x 8mm further facilitates implementation in portable systems.

Key features of the BTM402 include generous I/O provision for connection to other system resources. These include nine general purpose I/O ports, two 8-bit analogue input lines and three PCM audio channels. The module is pin and format compatible with EZURiO 802.11 WLAN modules, allowing developers to implement Bluetooth and Wi-Fi versions of a product using the same board.

Product Description
The EZURiO BTM402 BISM II PA Bluetooth Serial Module is a fully integrated and qualified Class 1 Bluetooth solution with RF, baseband, antenna and protocol stack. It can deliver transmit powers of up to 65mW at 1,000 metres in open field conditions, as a result of careful tuning of the power amplifier and the low noise amplifier to maximise the RF link budget and to match the internal high sensitivity, high gain antenna. The module incorporates the CSR BlueCore 04 chipset.

About TDC
TDC (part of the Abacus Group), is a technical component distributor specialising in embedded components for wireless applications such as GSM, GPRS, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and ZigBee. TDC’s customers place as much value on the world-class technical support the company provides as the high quality products it distributes.

About Abacus Group plc
Abacus Group plc is one of the leading distributors of electronic components in Europe, with directly owned companies having locations in every major European electronics market.

Abacus Group companies are marketed in four groups:
Abacus Electronic Component Distribution (ECD) has a portfolio of over 180 franchises within 12 trading operations providing technical distribution services through locally based sales offices.

Abacus Embedded Systems Group (ESG) covers businesses offering displays and communications expertise, and includes Trident, Axess, TDC and Abacus Embedded.

Abacus Own Brand encompasses Dubilier and Eledis offering competitively priced, quality passives, electro-mechanical components and batteries.

Alpha 3 Manufacturing provides electromechanical sub contract manufacture, under three trading operations: DEM Manufacturing, CTL Manufacturing and CCS Electronics.

For further information contact:
Simon Taylor
Stroudley Road
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Tel: 01256 332800
Fax: 01256 332810

Press Contact: Peter van der Sluijs
Neesham Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0) 1296 628180

Photo caption: The EZURiO BTM402 BISM II Bluetooth module is available from TDC and offers an open-field range of one kilometre from its internal antenna.

Company: TDC
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