Bluegiga Technologies has announced the release of its WT41 long range Bluetooth module that is also available from Glyn High-Tech Distribution . The long range Bluetooth module supplies +20 dBm output power which is the maximum allowed in the Americas, Europe and several Asian countries.
WT41 long range Bluetooth modules can achieve 1000 metres distance in optimal conditions and several hundreds of metres in urban or office environments.
In addition to an RF power amplifier, WT41 long range Bluetooth modules also implement a low noise amplifier, considerably improving the module sensitivity down to -90 dBm. The sensitivity improvement extends the WT41’s range to Bluetooth class 2 devices such as mobile phones or PDAs. The WT41 Bluetooth module is available with integrated chip antenna or U.FL antenna connector.
WT41 long range Bluetooth modules are targeted for numerous applications that require the best possible performance and reliability for the Bluetooth wireless data or audio connections. The main benefit of WT41 Bluetooth modules for an OEM is that the sudden “no coverage” situations can be avoided and the link remains connected even in the most demanding of conditions. These Bluetooth modules also offer the best possible Enhanced Data performance and range for data intensive applications.
Talking about the WT41 long range Bluetooth modules, Tom Nordman, Bluegiga’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing explained, "This new WT41 module is a result of our over 100 man-years experience of building Bluetooth wireless technology. The module design incorporates some of the world’s finest radio components and our extremely well thought hardware design. The most challenging task, when implementing a high power radio product, is to design it so that it provides best performance in its class but still meets all the regulatory limits defined by CE and FCC. But we succeeded in doing so.”
Available with Bluegiga’s iWRAP firmware, the WT41 Bluetooth module is offering support for several Bluetooth profiles such as: SPP, HDP, DUN, OPP, FTP HFP, HSP, AVRCP, PBAP, DI, HID and standard HCI over UART or USB.