Mouser to distribute Panasonic Bluetooth Low Energy modules

August 08, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
Mouser Electronics has the PAN1740 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module from Panasonic, a single-model Bluetooth module that reduces form factor and significantly lowers power consumption with a fully shielded case that includes an integrated chip antenna and on-board crystal oscillators.

The PAN1740 is a member of Panasonic's "Nanopower" family of second generation Bluetooth Low Energy modules that reduce power consumption by more than 66% when compared to the current generation of Bluetooth low Energy devices. Power consumption is 90% less than Bluetooth Classic devices.

The Panasonic PAN1740 draws only 5 mA in transmit or receive mode, allowing the use of coin cell batteries with no reduction of signal range or transmit power while still keeping to the Bluetooth BLE specification. It has a footprint of 9 x 9.5 x 1.8 mm. Receiver sensitivity is -93 dBm and output power is up to 0 dBm.

The module includes an embedded BLE stack and Generic Attribute (GATT) Profile. There are two internal crystal oscillators and an integrated antenna. It targets consumer applications as well as wireless sensors, cable replacement applications, instrumentation, heart rate monitors, and blood glucose meters.