µBlue Single Mode Chip Available in a Miniaturized QFN Package
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces that it is already shipping to key customers silicon samples and development kits of the first member of its µBlue Bluetooth low energy single mode solution, the nRF8001. While the Bluetooth low energy specification is still under development, Nordic is providing a complete beta implementation, including host and profiles subsystem, enabling its lead customers to begin both hardware and software development of their first single mode Bluetooth low energy applications. Nordic expects to have a feature complete and qualified product shortly after the specification is finalized by the Bluetooth SIG.
Key features of the µBlue nRF8001 include: Highly integrated single mode slave solution; 32-pin 5x5mm QFN package; fully embedded radio, link controller, and host subsystem; profiles and application examples included within the µBlue SDK; sub 15mA peak current consumption; microampere range average current consumption; and years of battery operating life for coin cell battery-powered applications (depending on duty cycle).