Murata Electronics recently announced the release of MBN52832 – a Bluetooth Low Energy/NFC module that the company says enables ultra-low power connectivity for data communication.
The miniaturized MBN52832 device consists of Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52832 IC, a 32 MHz crystal for timing and an on-board antenna – packaged into a small form factor. The device also includes pins for an off-board omni-directional antenna and an NFC antenna. There’s also a Serial Port Interface (SPI) and UART interface to Nordic’s nRF52832 ARM Cortex M4 processor.
“As the IoT rapidly rolls out, the underpinning technology is increasingly in demand. This makes it essential that companies launch their Bluetooth low energy IoT products quickly and cost-effectively,” Geir Langeland, director of sales and marketing at Nordic Semiconductor, said in a news release. “Murata has taken full advantage of the nRF52832 SoC’s powerful features to offer a module that can be incorporated into compact wireless products by engineers with limited RF experience. This dramatically decreases time to market while supporting the most demanding Bluetooth low energy IoT applications.”
Uses for the MBN52832 include medical and healthcare applications, as well as home automation, proximity services, building automation and as a beacon, according to Murata.