Long range Bluetooth module offers 1000 meter range

BRUSSELS, Belgium — 2001 Electronic Components has made available a long range Bluetooth module, designated, WT41. An impressive range of 1000 meters between two WT41 modules is possible which is achieved through Bluegiga's sophisticated radio frequency design methodologies.

The module comes with Bluegiga's iWRAP firmware offering users simple software integration without the need for of Bluetooth protocol or profile development. iWRAP is an embedded Bluetooth stack firmware for Bluegiga's Bluetooth. It enables a powerful but easy to use command interface to managed Bluetooth operations. In addition standard HCI over UART/USB is available as well as the possibility to develop custom firmware.

Key features of the WT41 include: Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR compliance, fully integrated Bluetooth radio with Bluetooth stack and profiles and the option of high efficiency chip antenna or U.FL connector. The module boasts a transmit power of +20 dBm and implements a low noise amplifier significantly improving the modules sensitivity down to -90 dBm.

Supported Bluetooth profiles for the WT41 using iWRAP firmware SPP, DUN, HFP, HSP, HID, AVRCP, DI, PBAP, OPP, FTP and HDP along with standard HCI over UART or USB.

Key applications include M2M, medical and industrial devices, point of sales systems and automotive diagnostic units, where performance and reliability of the data or audio connection is essential. In addition the link remains up even in the most demanding situations avoiding sudden no coverage situations.

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