SGW1011 modules employ Nordic’s nRF52840 SoC to provide complete RF solution for IoT applications
Nordic Semiconductor today announces that SG Wireless has selected Nordic’s nRF52840 Bluetooth® 5/Bluetooth power its SGW1010 and SGW1011 modules. By Wisse Hettinga @ eenewsembedded.com
The modules are designed to provide a complete RF solution for use in a range of IoT applications including connected home, smart city infrastructure, industrial mesh networks, industrial smart lighting, and transport and logistics.
The SGW1010 module provides an embedded PCB trace antenna, while the SGW1011 module offers a u.FL connector for an external antenna. Both modules take advantage of the Nordic SoC’s 64MHz, 32-bit Arm® Cortex® M4 processor with floating point unit (FPU), 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio (supporting Bluetooth 5, ANT™, Thread, Zigbee, IEEE 802.15.4, and proprietary 2.4GHz RF protocol software), 1MB Flash memory and 256kB RAM to provide an advanced, highly flexible, ultra low power multiprotocol solution enabling Bluetooth LE connectivity for portable and extremely low power embedded systems.
The SGW1010 and SGW1011 modules are supplied in a form factor of 10.2 by 15 by 2.1mm and are designed to reduce the engineering efforts and development costs associated with adding Bluetooth 5 to any product, thereby accelerating time to market. Enabled by the nRF52840 SoC’s support for Bluetooth 5, the modules allow OEMs to utilize the Bluetooth 5 Long Range and advertising extension support features in IoT product designs. The integrated nRF52840 SoC provides full Bluetooth 5 support, including 2x on-air raw data bandwidth (2Mbps); 4x range; and 8x broadcasting ability with advertising extensions that increase the advertising packet payload size to 251 bytes. The nRF52840 SoC’s new radio architecture with on-chip PA provides -95dBm RX sensitivity (at 1Mbps in Bluetooth LE mode), a maximum output power of 8dBm, and a total link budget of 103dBm.
More information at www.nordicsemi.com