STMicroelectronics – Product of the Year 2013 Award for BlueNRG
ST’s Bluetooth Low Energy network processor has been selected by Electronic Products Magazine as one of the products of the year. The winning products were selected on the basis
of innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application and substantial achievement in price and performance.
BlueNRG is a very low power Bluetooth low energy (BLE) single-mode network processor, compliant with Bluetooth specification v4.0. The entire Bluetooth low energy stack runs on the embedded Cortex-M0 core. The non-volatile Flash memory allows in-field stack upgrading.
BlueNRG allows applications to meet the tight peak current requirements imposed with the use of standard coin cell batteries. Ultra-low-power sleep modes and very short transition times between operating modes allow very low average current consumption, resulting in longer battery life. BlueNRG offers the option of interfacing with external microcontrollers using the SPI transport layer.
- Superior battery life
- Long communication range in real environment
- Excellent co-existence performance in crowded 2.4 GHz bandwidth
- Single firmware for supporting master and slave roles
- Easy firmware upgrades in the field to maintain compliance with future releases of the Bluetooth® specification