Free2Move – F2M03GXA revision gives embedded Bluetooth® at 1000 metres LoS
Wireless communication specialist Free2move is announcing a new revision of its industrial grade Bluetooth communication module F2M03GXA. Fully certified according to CE, FCC and IC, including built-in antenna, the upgraded F2M03GXA provides a more than 1 km (1,000 metres) line-of-sight range and typically a 500 metres operating range with Bluetooth Classic v2.1 and Enhanced Data Rate (EDR).
The range performance is achieved through improved receiver sensitivity of -89.0dBm and with a transmit power of up to +18.4dBm, together providing an excellent link budget of 107.4dBm.
The F2M03GXA is intended for surface mounting (SMT) using standard pick-and-place machinery. It is both RoHS and REACH compliant. It is designed for robust performance in demanding industrial environments where reliable wireless communication is mandated.
Along with an easy-to-use Wireless UART interface, developers can easily embed this pre-certified wireless solution into their product even with limited knowledge in Bluetooth® and RF. To further facilitate integration in end user products, F2M03GXA is also provided with a new software-based development tool.
The F2M03GXA is employed for a variety of communication requirements, for instance in industrial machinery, medical equipment, remote control devices, displays, and point-of-sale (PoS) equipment.
- Modular approval
- Bluetooth® v2.1+EDR
- Certified for CE, FCC, and IC
- Integrated high output antenna
- Transmit power up to +18.4dBm
- Class 1, 2 or 3 configurable
- Range: >1000m (line of sight)
- Piconet and Scatternet capability
- Supports up to 7 slaves
- Temperature range -40°C to +85°C
- USB v2.0 compliant
- Extensive digital and analog I/O interface
- PCM interface for up to 3 voice channels
- External memory for custom applications
- Support for 802.11b/g/n/ac Co-Existence
- RoHS and REACH compliant
- Industrial applications
- Cable replacement
- Automotive applications
- Sensor networks
- Embedded systems
- Voice and Music
- Critical data networks
- Computer peripherals