Bluetooth Drop-in Module
Wed, 06/01/2005 - 7:03am
XEMICS’ ACLBlue reference design combines a true 1.8 V with ultra low current consumption providing low power Bluetooth solutions. The XE1431, in association with the CX72303 Bluetooth radio, enables a Flash based application to be built. This complete lead-free Bluetooth drop-in module makes the development of an ultra low power Bluetooth data device simple. The embedded Bluetooth controller in the XE1431 independently executes significant parts of the Bluetooth protocol stack and allows the development of application layer software without the need to validate the Bluetooth protocol stack integrity. All hardware is embedded to provide a complete solution from antenna through the full Bluetooth stack, up to the application layer. The ACLBlue is designed for portable devices, and the power consumption at 3 V is less than 15 mA (slave) for a DM1 data link operating at 115 kb/s in continuous transmission. The range can be up to 10 meters with a low-cost strip antenna and the design comes as a 28 × 16 mm PCB. It has multi purpose I/Os for push-buttons, as well as LED indicators.