High Performance BL5340 Bluetooth 5.2 Module for Low Power Advanced Applications
Laird Connectivity has launched the BL5340 Series of Bluetooth 5.2 and 802.15.4 modules that deliver the most advanced, most secure, and highest performing dual-core MCU wireless solution available. The BL5340 leverages the user-accessible dual-core Arm Cortex M33 microcontroller and has hardware support for NFC and 802.15.4 (Thread and Zigbee) and programming options for the Nordic nRFConnect SDK or Zephyr RTOS for maximum development flexibility. This Series brings out all the key nRF5340 hardware features and capabilities including USB access, power supply from 1.7V to 5.5V, and a true industrial operating range of -40 to 105°C.
The BL5340 Series allows wireless product designers to reduce the inevitable tradeoffs of how to efficiently support a network processor and a powerful performance processor to enable complex applications; one core can look after the more simplistic Bluetooth LE software operation and tasks, freeing up the application processor to be clocked as their application needs between 128 or 64 MHz. Each processor core supports its own power management systems software, eliminating stack and application code contention.
Moreover, the support for Bluetooth 5.2, Isochronous Channels, and LE Audio provide next-generation Bluetooth audio capabilities, opening up new use cases for product designers with stereo streaming and broadcast audio applications.