Published on Aug. 15, 2013, 2:14 a.m.

LSR INTRODUCES LOW ENERGY BLUETOOTH® SMART MODULE - New module provides enhanced application flexibility through extremely low energy use.

 

KEY FEATURES

·       Built-in CC2541 Bluetooth low energy System-on-Chip (SOC) from TI

·       Fully certified with multiple antenna options

·       Complete power optimized stack

 

CEDARBURG, WI (August 15, 2013) – LSR (LSR), the leading developer of RF modules and wireless products announces the addition of the TiWi-uB1, Bluetooth® Smart Module, to the growing TiWi family of products.

Designed for use in a wide range of applications, the new TiWi-uB1 provides low power Bluetooth Smart connectivity at a cost point that is competitive with Asian suppliers.  LSR’s superior integration support and extended product lifetime sets the TiWi-uB1 apart from the competition.  The module includes an integrated Hybrid™ trace antenna for maximum range performance in one small package measuring only 11.6 mm x 17.3 mm.  Because it uses just 12.6 mA in transmit mode and 15.7 mA in receive mode, the LSR TiWi-uB1 is perfect for body worn medical sensors, sports and fitness sensors, remote controls and any other application that requires connectivity to a smartphone, tablet, or other Bluetooth Smart devices.

The TiWi-uB1 provides multiple configuration options: its single-chip configuration allows applications to run on the CC2541 from Texas Instruments (TI), while it can also be configured with a network processor interface for applications running on an external microcontroller.

“The Bluetooth Smart market is growing quickly as device manufacturers look for ways to wirelessly connect sensor-based applications to the millions of iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. The TiWi-uB1 from LSR provides manufacturers with a low-cost module, tools, software, apps and services to help device manufacturers get to market faster,” said Sid Shaw, global marketing and business manager, Wireless Connectivity Solutions, TI.

TiWi-uB1 SPECIFICATIONS:

•   Dimensions: 11.6 mm X 17.3 mm x 2.3 mm

•   Operating temperature: -40 to +85°C

•   FCC, IC, CE Mark certified (pending)

•   Bluetooth SIG certified

•   Power consumption:

•   12.6 mA in transmit

•   15.7 mA in receive

•   Output power 0 dBm

•   RF sensitivity up to -94 dBm

•   Integrated Hybrid™ Trace Antenna

•   External antenna option

 Evaluation and development kits are available for engineers and designers. The kits provide a simple out of the box demo with iPhone connectivity. In the compact EM board form factor, the kit connects directly to SmartRF05EB platform or TI’s MSP430 or Tiva C Series MCU boards for code development and includes an antenna design guide for just $49.  Suggested MSRP for TiWi-uB1 is only $5.94 at 10k quantities. 

LSR also provides custom antenna design services, custom iOS and Android apps, turnkey product development and manufacturing, as well as EMC certification and testing.

 

 

About LSR

LSR is a global leader in enabling advanced wireless technology platforms including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, BLE, RFID, MICS, NFC, ANT+, 802.15.4, DECT, and ZigBee. LSR is the only wireless product development company providing turnkey M2M System Solutions with Design Services, on-site FCC / IC / CE Testing and Certification, and a broad line of RF modules. Learn more at www.lsr.com.

 

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For more information on TiWi-uB1:

               TiWi-uB1: http://www.lsr.com/wireless-products/tiwi-ub1

 

 

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