Telit announced BlueMod+S42M, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2, standalone, single-mode module with embedded 3-axis accelerometer, temperature and humidity sensors. The cost-effective component is optimized for efficiency and simplicity in end-device design and manufacturing, delivering reliable Bluetooth Low Energy functionality with robust endpoint security, motion and environmental sensors and essential features that reduce development costs, bill of materials, and time to market.
The BlueMod+S42M is a Bluetooth 4.2 qualified single mode module with embedded sensors. Supporting Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), this complete System-on-Chip is ideal for applications which demand low power consumption and rely on MEMS sensors that monitor motion and environmental changes. The BlueMod+S42M supports the Terminal I/O profile as well as most GATT based profiles through a generic GATT server that simplifies and accelerates the development of applications.
Full applications can be embedded in the BlueMod+S42M, which is a self-contained System-on-Chip (SoC) requiring no additional external supporting components. It is equipped with an on-board micro controller, integrated chip antenna, passive components, T°/Humidity sensor, and an accelerometer. Leveraging a rich subset of features from Telit’s diverse family of BlueMod+Sx modules, including a GATT interface and Terminal I/O profile combination, the new BlueMod+S42M greatly simplifies and accelerates the development of applications.
In addition to efficient performance and low power consumption, BlueMod+S42M includes value-added features such as Bluetooth v4.2 qualified module, RED, SRCC certified, generic GATT client and server, LE secure connections, configurable DIS (Device Information Service), LE Data Length Extension, terminal I/O for easy Transparent Data Transfer (BLE- SPP like), embedded sensors, over-the-air updates, sample code for iOS and Android; and WeChat Air Sync protocol.
Designers using the BlueMod+S42M have access to comprehensive development and integration tools including evaluation and development kits.
Ideal for large scale projects, the BlueMod+S42M seamlessly expedites device design across a wide range of industrial and consumer applications areas. The embedded sensors are necessary for high-value, fragile asset tracking, and time- or temperature-sensitive applications such as cold chain monitoring in the pharmaceutical and agriculture industries.
The release of the certified BlueMod+S42M complements the exisiting Telit portfolio of Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy modules and directly addresses the demand in the rapidly growing BLE-dependent market. A report released by IndustryARC Analysis, forecasts Bluetooth Low Energy enabled devices shipments to increase to 8.4 billion units by 2020 at a CAGR of 29 percent.
“Cost, power, and reliability are critical to the success of IoT applications that demand efficient Bluetooth Low Energy solutions,” explained Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit EVP of Products and Solutions. “Our new qualified Bluetooth module caters to designers of all levels with tight development, materials and manufacturing cost constraints and even tighther timelines. The beauty of the +S42M is it’s simplicity: single-chip SoC, feature packed, sensibly priced, exceptional power savings, and extensive interoperability.”