Bluegiga Launches BLE121LR – Extended Range Bluetooth Smart Module

19.05.14

Espoo May 19, 2014 - Bluegiga Technologies, a leading provider of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity modules, today announced its new BLE121LR extended range Bluetooth Smart Module.

The BLE121LR is Bluegiga’s latest edition to its market leading Bluetooth Smart module family offering extended range capabilities in excess of 250 to 450m with current generation tablets and smartphones while maintaining low power operation commensurate with Bluetooth Smart technology. BLE121LR has an RF transmit power of +8dBm, receive sensitivity of -98dBm a peak current consumption of 38mA, and sleep current as low as 0.5uA.

The BLE121LR offers a full suite of peripheral interfaces including SPI, I2C, GPIO, ADCs, PWMs and a UART host interface. As with Bluegiga’s BLE112, BLE113 and BLED112, the BLE121LR implements Bluegiga’s Bluetooth Smart software stack and SDK, offering developers a full-featured Bluetooth smart stack and application development environment for onboard and off-module application operation.

"We are excited to bring the BLE121LR to market with its extended range capability. We think the BLE121LR will enable many new exciting Bluetooth Smart applications including home automation, commercial/industrial automation, and extended range real time location systems that were previously not possible with other Bluetooth smart devices," comments Mikko Savolainen, VP of Product Management.