Low power Bluetooth module for IoT applications

Panasonic has launched a next-generation (nanopower) Bluetooth Smart module for the Internet of Things. The PAN1760 Series Bluetooth smart module v4.1 with integrated antenna and embedded GATT profile is claimed to be a cost-effective, low-power, true system-on-chip (SoC) solution for low energy Bluetooth applications such as data transfer to smartphones/tablets, wireless health monitoring, smart home, general industry, and portable applications without host MCU.

The PAN1760 module is based on Toshiba’s single chip TC35667-006 Bluetooth semiconductor device. The integrated RF transceiver’s programmable 512kbit EEPROM memory and 32kbit RAM memory can be used for application code storage and execution and allow for stand-alone operation without any need for a host MCU.Central and Peripheral Mode are supported and the part is said to benefit from FCC, IC, as well as CE approvals. Low-power sleep modes are available and short transition times between operating modes are also said to enable low power consumption.

The PAN1760 Series and PAN1026 Series share the same form factor and module footprint of 15.6 x 8.7 x 1.8mm.